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Professional Standards Committee

Developing the industry's standards

Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee develops and maintains strong guidelines and working practices for the industry. The Committee makes direct recommendations to Invest Europe Board on professional standards and responsible investment issues. It is also responsible for Invest Europe Handbook of Professional Standards, an annually updated publication setting out the principles of transparency, accountability and governance that our members must abide by. The Committee is supported by the Responsible Investment Roundtable, the Risk Measurement Guidelines Working Group, the Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting, and the Training Working Group.

Chairman

William Watson, Value4Capital - Mid-Market Platform Council Representative

Vice-Chairman

Marta Jankovic, APG Asset Management

Members

Margaret Chamberlain, Travers Smith
Blaise Duault, PAI Partners
Neil Harding, 3i Group plc
Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity - Limited Partners Platform Council Representative
David Lindstrom, MetLife
Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG
Alain Parthoens, Vesalius Biocapital - Venture Capital Platform Council Representative
Simon Powell, Advent International - EPER Representative
Sue Woodman, Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Call for new LP members

Invest Europe is offering the opportunity to representatives of three LP members to join the Committee. With the aim of renewing and strengthening the Committee’s membership and ensuring it is fully representative of the industry, the available positions are for:

•  One institutional investor, with an investment background
•  One institutional investor, with experience in infrastructure investments
•  One fund-of-funds representative (as of H2 2017)

Find out more here.

Professional Standards Committee Working Groups

Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee draws extensively on the expertise and knowledge gathered in the different Working Groups. It features four sub-Committees of Invest Europe members and experts, chaired by a Professional Standards Committee member.

Responsible Investment Roundtable

Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable encourages the debate of responsible investment practices and ESG issues in European private equity. It also plays an important role in giving expert advice to the various Invest Europe committees and staff.

Chairman

Marta Jankovic, APG Asset Management

Vice-Chairman

Sue Woodman, Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Members

Adam Black, Doughty Hanson & Co
David Byrne, Adveq Management
Phil Case, PwC
Isabelle Combarel, Swen Capital Partners
Tim Creed, Adveq Management
Deirdre Davies, DB Private Equity
Jesse de Klerk, Robeco
Silva Dezelan, Robeco
Blaise Duault, PAI Partners
Susan Flynn, Coller Capital
Adam Frost, Partners Group
Erwann le Ligné, Eurazeo PME
Mikaela Hedborg, IK Investment Partners
James Holley, KPMG
Pia Irell, Altor Equity Partners
Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity
Therése Lennehag, EQT Partners AB
Olivier Millet, Eurazeo
Sonya M. Pauls, King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
Simon Powell, Advent International
Erwin Quartel, Robeco
Anne Holm Rannaleet, IK Investment Partners
Caterina Romanelli, PAI Partners
Monique Saulnier, Sofinnova Partners
Alex Scott, Pantheon
Geetha Tharmaratnam, Abraaj Advisers UK Limited
Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners
Julia Wikmark, EQT Partners AB

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Private Equity Fund Risk Measurement Guidelines Working Group

Solvency II is a proposed EU regulation that will set insurers’ capital requirements, the amount they must hold against the risk of an investment.

Insurers are important long-term investors in private equity funds but they could be discouraged from choosing the asset class if they have to hold disproportionate amounts of capital.

Solvency II has encouraged the introduction of advanced internal control frameworks. In response to the lack of guidance on this subject for private equity practitioners, Invest Europe created a working group to evaluate the feasibility of advanced risk measurement for private equity.

Invest Europe Risk Measurement Working Group began developing in 2010 a set of guidelines for internal model-based risk measurements for private equity as part of Solvency II.

Invest Europe Risk Measurement Guidelines >

Chairman

Christian Diller - Partner, Montana Capital Partners

Members

Davide Deagostino - BT Pension Scheme
Ivan Herger – Capital Dynamics
Niklas Johansson - previously Skandia’s Head of Private Equity
Lars Körner - DB Private Equity GmbH
Pierre-Yves Mathonet - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Thomas Meyer – LDS Partners

Contact at Invest Europe

Dr. Cornelius Mueller

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Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting

Set up in September 2013, this expert panel covers member requests about accounting standards, reporting and valuation.

Chairman

Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG

Members

Godfrey Davies, previously CDC (now retired)*
Neil Harding, 3i
Ryan McNelley, Duff & Phelps
Tushar Pabari, Headway Capital Partners
Timo Strunkmann-Meister, Capital Dynamics
Daniel Tallqvist, EQT Partners AB
Glyn Thomas, Augentius Fund Administration LLP
Annette Wilson, Silverfleet Capital*
Olivier Coekelbergs, Ernst and Young
Michel Feider, Ernst and Young
Richard Lyons, Capital Dynamics

*Representatives of the BVCA

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Training Working Group

The Training Working Group ensures Invest Europe’s professional standards are reflected in Invest Europe Academy training courses.

Chairman

TBD

Members

Margaret Chamberlain, Travers Smith LLP
Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity
Sonya Pauls, King & Wood Mallesons/SJ Berwin

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