Professional Standards Committee

Developing the industry's standards

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee develops and maintains strong professional conduct guidelines and working practices for the industry. The Committee makes direct recommendations to the Invest Europe Board about the strategy, policy and practicalities relating to professional standards and responsible investment. It is also responsible for Invest Europe's Handbook of Professional Standards, a regularly 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 and the Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting.


Simon Powell, Advent International


Daniel Gregor, Allianz Capital Partners
Neil Harding, 3i Group plc
Martin Kõdar, BaltCap AS
Erwann Le Ligné, Eurazeo PME
Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG
John Renkema, APG Asset Management
Marc Roijakkers, Blue Sky Group
Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP
Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V.
Sabine Vermassen, Capricorn Venture Partners NV
Simon Witney, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Professional Standards Committee Working Groups

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

Responsible Investment Roundtable

Invest Europe's Responsible Investment Roundtable encourages the debate of responsible investment practices and ESG issues in European private equity. In light of the increasing focus on sustainable finance in European policymaking, it also plays an ever more important role in giving expert advice to the various Invest Europe committees and staff.


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. In addition, it is the leading working group behind the development and regular updates of the Invest Europe Investor Reporting Guidelines.


Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG


Neil Harding, 3i


Ryan McNelley, Duff & Phelps
Tushar Pabari, Mayfair Equity Partners
Timo Strunkmann-Meister, Capital Dynamics
Glyn Thomas, IQ-EQ
Annette Wilson, Finch Capital
Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP
Monique Saulnier, Sofinnova Partners
Robert Schlachter, LGT Capital Partners Ltd.
Catea Soares, Portugal Ventures
Mark Coppin, Ipes



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