Professional Standards Committee

Developing the industry's standards

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee develops and maintains strong guidelines and working practices for the industry. The Committee makes direct recommendations to the Invest Europe Board on professional standards and responsible investment issues. It is also responsible for Invest Europe's 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.


Simon Powell, Advent International


Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity


Blaise Duault, PAI Partners
Hélène Falchier, CNP Assurances
Daniel Gregor, Allianz Capital Partners
Neil Harding, 3i Group plc
David Lindstrom, MetLife
Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG
Alain Parthoens, Vesalius Biocapital
John Renkema, APG Asset Management
Max Römer, Quadriga Capital
Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V.
William Watson, Value4Capital
Simon Witney, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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's 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.

Core Roundtable

Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V. (Chair)
Erwann le Ligné, Eurazeo PME (Vice-Chair)
Marta Jankovic, APG Asset Management
Graeme Ardus, Triton Partners
Adam Black, Coller Capital
Phil Case, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Silva Dezelan, Robeco Group
Jarlyth Gibson, Advent International Corporation
Mikaela Hedborg, IK Investment Partners
James Holley, Bridgepoint
Therése Lennehag, EQT Partners AB

Affiliate Network

Emma Brandt, NC Advisory AB
Candice Brenet, Ardian
David Byrne, Adveq Management AG
Tania Choufani, The Abraaj Group
Isabelle Combarel, SWEN Capital partners
Tim Creed, Adveq Management AG
Deirdre Davies, Deutsche Bank Private Equity
Blaise Duault, Téthys 
Anna Follér, Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund
Anne Holm Rannaleet, IK Investment Partners
Pia Irell, Altor Equity Partners
Dan Kjerulf, Danske Private Equity
Maurice Klaver, PGGM
Ivan Massonnat, PAI Partners
Vanessa Maydon, Cinven
Olivier Millet, Eurazeo PME
Simon Powell, Advent International PLC
Alex Scott, Pantheon
Rothman Valencia, PAI Partners
Julia Wikmark, EQT Partners AB


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 >


Christian Diller - Partner, Montana Capital Partners


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


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.


Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG


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, Orange Growth Capital
Michel Feider, Ernst and Young
Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP
Monique Saulnier, Sofinnova Partners