Impact of current uncertainty on quarterly AIF valuations for Directors
Jean-Christian is a partner
within Allen & Overy Luxembourg's investment funds practice. He has extensive
experience in advising clients in relation to the structuring, setting up and
registration of Luxembourg regulated funds (SIFs, SICARs, UCITS and Part II
funds) and unregulated funds (limited partnerships and RAIFs) for institutional
and non-institutional investors investing across a range of asset classes,
alternative assets in particular, including real estate, private equity,
infrastructure and debt/credit. He also assists fund management companies on
their licence applications and extensions as well as on cross-border issues,
and regularly advises institutional investors with respect to their investor
due diligence on, and negotiations with, Luxembourg-based investment funds in
the context of their participation in such funds. He advises on general fund
regulatory issues as well.
Jane Wilkinson is an experienced independent director with an alternative investments and UCITS background and ESG/sustainable finance expert. Her professional experience spans 30+ years, mostly in Luxembourg, where she has “grown up” with the investment management and financial sectors. Prior to going independent in summer 2019, Jane was Head of Sustainable Finance at Luxembourg Stock Exchange, which also included leading the award-winning Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), as well as contributing to the positioning of Luxembourg as a leading sustainable financial centre.
Until early 2017 Jane was a KPMG partner, leading audits and reporting to Boards and Audit Committees of a number of International asset management groups and private equity houses with Luxembourg investment vehicles. Jane spearheaded the development of KPMG’s alternative investments practice and was KPMG’s “face of PE” for a number of years, until she left to join LuxSE. She also built KPMG Luxembourg’s Sustainability services team, being responsible for sustainability client engagements and also leading KPMG’s internal CSR programme and community engagement programme, including managing the KPMG Foundation.
Throughout her career, Jane has been an active member of various working groups of Luxembourg based industry associations (ALFI, LPEA, ABBL etc) as well as international groups including International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), UN Environment Programme Financial Inquiry (UNEP FI), European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), and has chaired a number of committees and projects.
Antoine holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from NEOMA Business School (France) and an MBA in Finance from University of Ottawa (Canada). He is also a CFA Charterholder and a CAIA Charterholder.
Antoine started his career in 2003 within PwC’s audit department in Luxembourg before joining the company’s Corporate Finance practice in 2007 at various locations including Amsterdam, London and Luxembourg where he was leading the valuation team.
He is a founding partner of BHB & Partners, an independent advisory firm specialised in strategy, corporate finance and operations. Throughout his career Antoine has advised and served corporates, supranational institutions, SMEs as well as investment funds, including top-tier PE firms in sensitive and complex financial and valuation related matters.
Antoine is a member of the advisory board of a real estate company and he is also a regular lecturer for top-tier PE clients, as well as for CFA preparatory courses.
Philippe holds a Master’s degree in International Business Sciences from University of Innsbruck (Austria) and an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School in London (United Kingdom).
Philippe began his career at Bloomberg in London before joining the Corporate Finance departments of PwC and KPMG in Luxembourg specialising in financial advisory including valuation as well as mergers and acquisitions. Subsequently he joined a Corporate Finance boutique in Luxembourg for almost six years.
Philippe is also a co-founder of BHB & Partners and throughout his career, he has led and advised on demanding local and cross-border mandates serving reputable corporates, investment funds, SMEs, supranational clients as well as entrepreneurs and their families. He has developed deep sector knowledge and strong financial expertise in company valuations, business modelling, mergers and acquisitions as well as fundraising.
Philippe is a member of the board of directors of two investment companies and he also serves on the management board of "Fédération des Jeunes Dirigeants d’Entreprise de Luxembourg”, a Luxembourg-based non-profit organisation.