Speakers

Serge Krancenblum, Group Executive Chairman, IQ-EQ

 

Serge chairs IQ-EQ’s Group Supervisory Board and leads IQ-EQ’s M&A strategy.

 

He is also responsible for the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. His main purpose is to leave as a legacy, a sustainable global firm that creates value and has a positive impact on the community. From founding SGG Group to building a leading global investor services firm and creating IQ-EQ, Serge has brought together the rare combination of global expertise with a deep understanding of the needs our clients.

 

Serge, studied his Masters in Finance at the ESLSCA in Paris and has a MBA from the University of Connecticut, School of Business. He is a native French speaker and a fluent English speaker.Throughout his career, Serge has developed and managed cross border solutions for multinational corporations, institutional investors and entrepreneurial families. He also sits as an Independent Director on the boards of several real estate and private equity funds, as well as on those of selected listed and private companies.

 

He is the Chairman of the Investment Facilitation Forum, a platform for enterprises and organisations involved in investment facilitation at a global level. Member companies assist investors in the management and proper administration of their cross-border investments.

 

He is also the President of The Luxembourg Association of Corporate Service Providers (LIMSA) and the Chairman of the Luxembourg Association of Family Offices (LAFO). He is recognised for his leadership throughout the financial industry, and is frequently invited to speak at local, national and international events. In 2018, Serge was voted the European Personality of Year by Funds Europe. The award recognises personal and company achievements within the European funds community.

Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, Chairman of the Board, The Vero Group

 

Sir Mark is Chairman of the Board of a sixth generation single family office, The Vero Group. The multinational office is at the forefront of governance within the private equity industry and leads in terms of returns and standards setting for all asset classes. Sir Mark will offer practical suggestions to streamline best practices within the private equity alternative asset class. As an early Board of Directors member of the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), Sir Mark has co-invested alongside sovereigns, corporate pension funds and family endowments in direct transactions, funds, highly structured co-investments and private equity secondaries.

 

Sir Mark is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has lived between Houston, Texas and New York for over thirty-five years. He holds a MBA from New York University and a BA degree from the Honors College at Michigan State University. He has worked for ITT Corporation in Asia and North America. He was Managing Director of Solomon Smith Barney in New York and founded the Leisure and Hotel Industry activities of Smith Barney Real Estate Corporation. The Haukohl Family Philanthropies are widely known in the worlds of education, art history and museum studies. Beyond the Medici: The Haukohl Family Collection is a travelling exhibition now touring five European cities with upcoming programs in Brussels, Braunschweig and Luxembourg.

Dr Rebecca Gooch, Director of Research, Campden Wealth

Dr. Rebecca Gooch is the Director of Research at Campden Wealth, overseeing a range of global thought leadership projects on the ultra-high net worth and family office space. American born, Dr. Gooch moved to London from California in the early 2000s.

 

She has 20 years of experience in research, market analysis, and investing across various industries and asset classes. She has a Ph.D. in regulation and compliance from the London School of Economics, an MSc from Oxford University, and a BA from UC Berkeley, California. Having previously served as a regulator in the United Kingdom, she has further supported the steering of regulatory policy and wider business strategy. Her work is routinely profiled in major news outlets such as the Economist, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Forbes.

Mark Florman, CEO, Time Partners

Mark is the Chairman & CEO of Time Partners, a merchant bank in London, specialising in advising global families in areas of private equity, venture capital and corporate finance. In 1992, Mark was the co-founder of the merchant banking group Maizels Westerberg in 1992.

 

As Governor for England, Mark led a new approach to purpose-led reporting for the BBC and was Chair of the BBC Service Review for England. Mark was a member of the Prime Ministers G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force and he was appointed by the Government to co-lead a review the Big Lottery fund in 2013 and to the board of the UK Home Office in 2018.

 

He is Chair, the City of London Corporation Sustainable Capital Initiative and a Trustee of the Commonwealth Education Trust. He was the Chair of The Legacy List, the Olympic Park charity.

 

He is the author of the External Rate of Return with the London School of Economics, a method of reporting all external impacts from business, and is Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE. Mark is a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King’s College London and a Distinguished Fellow at INSEAD, lecturing on private capital markets.

Robert Evans, Senior Vice President, Investment Solutions, Partners Group 

Robert Evans is a senior member of the European Client Solutions business unit, based in London. He has 14 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he worked at StepStone Group, UBS and PwC. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Durham..

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Thierry Bosly, Partner, White and Case

Thierry Bosly is a highly experienced lawyer, with a national and international practice that focuses on corporate and finance transactions. Widely recognized as a leading practitioner in his field, he advises major banks on complex debt restructurings, acquisition finance, project finance, the regulation of factoring, securitizations and insolvency-related matters.

 

Thierry has also developed a strong track record advising Belgian companies and private equity funds, notably when the transaction calls for both finance and corporate law capabilities.

 

His key clients also include public and private companies facing insolvency, as well as companies interested in purchasing assets from insolvency debtors.

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Yuri Bender, Editor-in-Chief, PMW

Yuri Bender is a financial journalist specialising in international asset management, private banking and capital markets. He joined the Financial Times group in 1992 and launched FT Mandate, a newspaper for the institutional investment industry, in 1999. He has since moved to concentrate more on private banking, launching the pan-European magazine and website, Professional Wealth Management, in 2001 followed by a separate Asian edition, PWM Asia, in 2008, and is editor-in-chief of both titles.

 

He is particularly interested in comparing business and distribution models of private banking and asset management groups. He chairs industry panels on these topics and writes regularly on them for the FT newspaper. Yuri studied Investment Management at the London Business School. 

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John Forbes, Founder, John Forbes Consulting LLP

John Forbes is an independent consultant advising real estate investment managers, investors and others in the real estate industry on the structure and operation of real estate funds. Prior to setting up John Forbes Consulting LLP on 1st July 2013, he spent over twenty-five years with PwC, where he was the firm’s international Subject Matter Expert on real estate funds.

 

John is the chairman of the Independent Supervisory Board of the UBS Triton Property Fund, independent chair of the Urban Splash Residential Fund and non-executive chairman of Ginkgo Advisor UK Limited.

 

John is a vice chair of the UK Executive Committee of the Urban Land Institute and chair of its Capital Markets committee. He is a member of the Indirect Property Funds Group of the Investment Property Forum and of the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) Public affairs Committee. John won the 2017 AREF award for “Outstanding Individual Contribution”.

Neil MacDougall, Chairman, Silverfleet Capital

 

Neil joined Silverfleet Capital in 1989, and was Managing Partner from 2004 to 2019, when he moved to Chairman of the firm. Having led some of Silverfleet Capital’s most successful investments Neil currently chairs the Silverfleet Capital Investment Committee.

 

Neil is Vice Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), and has more than 30 years’ experience of fund raising and investing in European mid-market and lower mid-market buyouts. ​

 

Prior to joining Silverfleet Capital, Neil was a management consultant at Bain & Co, whom he joined having read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University.

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Tony Poulson, Director Of Operations, Allvue

Tony joined Allvue in 2014 to spearhead the company’s expansion in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Tony has 29 years’ professional experience, more than 17 of which are directly in the alternative investment industry.

 

Prior to joining Allvue, Tony worked for eFront where he was instrumental in establishing their operations in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands & North America. In that time, he held various leadership positions, notably Head of Professional Services for the UK & North America.

 

​He started his career in technology in the City of London with Oracle Corporation before joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development just after its establishment. 

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Alain Roussel, Head of Private Institutional Clients EMEA,

Chair of the Family Office Forum, Nomura

Alain Roussel joined Nomura in 2017 and is Head of the Private Institutional Clients Coverage team for EMEA. With over 15 years of investment banking experience, Alain specialised in Structured Finance and corporate direct lending.

Prior to joining Namura, Alain was at Deutsche Bank where he held a similar role and JP Morgan where he was Chief Operating Officer for Institutional Sales.

Alain started his career as a qualified accountant and then as a strategy consultant at Accenture.

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Elie Chamat, Chairman & Co-Founder, Decisive Wealth

Elie Chamat has over twenty years’ experience in senior level banking.  He co-founded Decisive Wealth after spending seven years at Deutsche Bank in Geneva, where he held the position of Managing Director and Global Head of Wealth Management for Saudi Arabia. During his tenure Assets under Management, revenues, market share and product offerings all increased to peak levels, with assets under management growing five-fold over the period.

Elie was previously a Director with HSBC where he spent eight years covering the Saudi Arabian private banking market, where he was also instrumental in the exceptional growth of assets.  He began his private banking career in 1996 as an Associate with Saudi American Bank.  Mr. Chamat completed a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics as well as post graduate studies in Financial Engineering.

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Jerome Sibony, Head of Private Equity, Stanhope Capital ​

Jerome Sibony has over 15 years' of experience in direct private equity and PE fund investing. Currently, he is Head of Private Equity at Stanhope Capital, His responsibility includes the selection and monitoring of private equity funds as well as for direct investments. Formerly Jerome was the Senior Principal at Neo Investment Partners, and Head of Investments at GE Capital’s Private Equity division in London with an earlier background in Activa Capital Paris. He is a graduate of HEC Paris and has a master in Corporate and Tax Law at University of Paris.