ILA PWC Annual Fund Day
2 morning sessions (18/01 & 08/03) of 3 hours each
Mike is an assurance partner specializing in the asset management industry. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for 8 years before transferring to the New York office in 2004. In 2007 Mike transferred to our office in Luxembourg.
His experience has focused on leading audit engagements across a number of worldwide companies, including a wide spectrum of investment funds - equities, fixed income, emerging markets, hedge funds, private equity funds, as well as corporate audits including banks, broker/dealers and investment advisors.
Since relocating in Luxembourg, Mike has spent a significant amount of time in the fund industry primarily covering US and UK promoters which included responsibilities for actively promoting Luxembourg in the US as well as the UK. He is leading our Blockchain/Crypto team in Lux which involves working with local and international players active in this space. He is also chairing the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) Fund Committee and is a member of the ALFI Fund Governance Forum.
Marco Zwick has been appointed as Director of the Luxembourg supervisory authority, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), on 1 September 2018. He is predominantly in charge of the regulation and supervision of the investment fund industry and of the specialised professionals of the financial sector.
Marco has held various functions in the financial sector since 1989, including being the Head of Compliance of Deutsche Börse Group and Head of Compliance and Risk, EMEA, for Schroders prior to joining RBC Investor Services Bank in May 2015, where he was a member of the executive committee and headed the Compliance functions in Europe and Asia, as well as AML for I&TS globally. He has been chairing the AML Working Group of ALFI until his appointment as Director of the CSSF. Marco was the President of the Luxembourg Association of Risk Management (ALRiM) from 2010 to 2016 and a member of the Board of the Economist Club in Luxembourg until 2011.
Olivier Carré is a partner in the PWC Luxembourg office (Regulatory and Compliance Advisory Services Department).Within his professional career over the past 15 years as advisor and auditor in Big Four firms, Olivier developed a thorough knowledge of the Investment Fund and Banking industries. In particular, in the domain of regulatory rule-sets interpretation and implementation. Olivier is leading the MiFID II working group of PwC Luxembourg composed of business, legal and tax experts focusing on the operational, business and revenue impacts of the new requirements for the Financial Services industry.
Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Tax Law and a Master’s degree in Management and Economics Sciences, both from the HEC-ULg Business School in Liège, Belgium. He is a member of the “Ordre des Experts Comptables” (Association of Chartered Accounts) and co-chairs the ALFI risk management committee.
Birgit is Risk Assurance Partner at PwC Luxembourg focused on Asset Management including the alternative investment funds industry with more than 20 years of international work experience.
Birgit leads PwC’s AML Services for Wealth and Asset Management, & Distribution/Counter Party Due Diligence Service across industries. She also leads the Performance Assurance Practice (Controls Reports). She is well connected within the Luxembourg market and the PwC Global AML network.
Head of Division OPC-AML, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg
Guilhem Ros currently heads of the OPC AML division involved in AML/CFT supervision of the Investment Funds industry with the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier.
He started his career in Madrid in the Economics department of the French Embassy before joining the Forensic department of Deloitte Luxembourg in 2008. As a former Senior Manager specialized in Forensic & AML, he has hands-on experience in anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing assignments. He has led several AML/CTF audits for a wide range of private banks and asset managers.
He also participated to a mission for a French NGO where he trained Compliance Officers of Micro-Finance Institutions in Vietnam on AML/CTF procedures. He is a frequent lecturer at Grenoble Ecole de Management on Financial Crimes and at the National Institute of Higher Defence Studies (IHEDN) in Paris on Open Source INTelligence techniques.
He currently holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification as well as the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Guilhem holds a Bachelor in International Business and a Master in Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management as well as a Master in Business Law from Paul Cezanne Law School in Aix-en-Provence.
Andrea is an assurance partner specializing in the asset management and private equity industry. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Milan where he worked for 3 years before transferring to the Luxembourg office.
His experience has focused on leading audit engagements across a number of worldwide companies, including a wide spectrum of investment funds - equities, fixed income, emerging markets, hedge funds, private equity funds.
Since relocating in Luxembourg, Andrea has spent a significant amount of time in the fund industry primarily covering Swiss and Italian promoters which included responsibilities for actively promoting Luxembourg in those countries.
He is the vice-chair of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) Fund Committee and is also chairing the Intelligence Commitee at the Luxembourg Private Equity Association.