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Private equity and real estate funds focus of forum



Private equity and real estate investment fund professionals from across Europe--as well as Asia, the US and beyond--have logged into the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Private Equity and Real Estate Conference this week.

The two-day conference was held digitally on Tuesday and Wednesday, with many of the speakers participating from the European Convention Center in Kirchberg.

Day one sessions included “C-suite perspectives and trends in private equity”, with Claus Mansfeldt of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Hind El Gaidi of Astorg, PV Wang of Legend Capital and Nick Curwen of EQT Fund Management; a conversation about diversity and inclusion with Rajaa Mekouar of Calista Direct Investors and Suzanne Yoon of Kinzie Capital Partners; a panel on “Private debt – opportunities and challenges”, with Francesco Battazzi of the European Investment Fund among the speakers; and a presentation on “PE investing in Africa” by ’Tokunboh Ishmael of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

The conference continued on Wednesday.