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VP Operations, Mosaic Ventures
Ziv Tubin joined Mosaic Ventures in 2020 as Vice President of Operations, overseeing the firm's day-to-day operations, including Technology, Platform, and Marketing. Prior to Mosaic, Ziv worked at WeWork, where he was Chief of Staff and Director of Business Operations, working with the CEO of its International Business and the regional leadership teams across EMEA, China and Pacific. Before WeWork, Ziv co-founded a startup and played various roles in growth-stage companies from early days and all the way to IPO, with experience in building, launching and optimizing B2B and B2C products and non-profit global initiatives. In his spare time, Ziv advises startups and mentor teenagers and young professionals in the first stages of their careers.
VP, Fund Operations, Ingressive Capital
Uwem is a Startup Coach and investor in early-stage startups. He helps entrepreneurs gain the clarity they need to turn their idea/passions into profitable businesses. Uwem is the VP, Fund Operations at Ingressive Capital, a venture capital firm focused on funding the next generation of African innovators across Sub-saharan Africa. He has affiliations for reputable organisations like Startup Grind, SXSW Pitch, Startupbootcamp Africa, Africa Entrepreneurship Awards, Global Startup Ecosystem and Injinni (Africa’s first edtech incubator).
Partner, UK Head of Alternative Assets, EY
Tim is the Partner leading Alternative Investments in EY in the UK. Prior to his Consulting career Tim was CEO of large PE and Infrastructure Manager in the UK, and has held COO roles in global asset managers.
Head of Investments – Europe, Moonfare
Sweta is the Head of Investments, Europe, at Moonfare. As one of the fastest growing fin-tech asset managers in Europe, Moonfare allows Individual investors, Private Banks, Wealth Managers and Family Offices to access top-tier private market investment opportunities, across asset classes from Private Equity and Private Debt, to Infrastructure. With a technology-empowered onboarding process and investment platform, Moonfare allows clients to invest in these funds from minimums as low as EUR 50,000. Sweta leads the investment team at Moonfare with a global remit across Private Markets, and has a particular focus on European and Asian investments. She also leads Moonfare's global efforts within Sustainable Investments and Private Credit, and is actively involved in developing Moonfare's co-investment capabilities. Sweta has over a decade of private markets experience, investing in both funds and co-investments across a number of investment strategies. Prior to Moonfare, she was the head of bfinance's private equity advisory where she advised a range of institutional investors globally on investment due-diligence, strategy and implementation within the asset class. Previously she worked on the investment team of the £30bn UK Railways Pension Scheme RPMI Railpen. She has also held roles at USS. Adveq and ABN Amro, and has an MBA from INSEAD and an LLB from the London School of Economics.
Chief Investment Officer, XPS Pensions Group
Simeon leads XPS’s thinking on journey planning and asset allocation, along with being responsible for research across the investment team. Simeon is an experienced investment specialist with 20 years’ experience, advising trustee and corporate clients on a full range of investment related matters, with a particular emphasis towards strategy and risk management. Simeon is frequently quoted in the press on matters relating to investment opportunities and topical debate.
Head of Private Assets Strategy & Consulting, M&G Investments
Sahem joined M&G Investments in May 2021 and leads the Private Assets Strategy & Consulting team. He has over nine years’ industry experience and is passionate about driving positive change within businesses with extensive experience across Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Real Assets. Sahem is responsible for working alongside Senior Leaders within the Private Assets organization to shape the strategy & vision, lead target operating model reviews & design as well as managing key initiatives focused on strategic & scalable growth. He is also a Diversity & Inclusiveness ambassador at M&G Investments.
Senior Manager, Alternatives Technology Lead, EY
Redmond is a Senior Manager in Wealth and Asset Management as our Alternative Technology lead. Prior to joining EY, Redmond held senior roles in private markets technology vendors, fund administration, and as a business founder. He has worked in private markets operations and systems for over 20 years, helping clients to transform their business processes and improve their portfolio management. Redmond is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals qualification.
Investor Climate Action, UNEP FI
Rahnuma Chowdhury joined UNEP FI in February 2021 and works across its Climate and Investment teams. Her areas of focus are transition planning for investors, building approaches to assess investor performance on net zero commitments, and defining how the financial system can be a more effective driver for sustainability outcomes. She is also the Investor Climate Action Plan (ICAPs) Manager for the Investor Agenda where she supports investors implement the ICAPs transition planning framework. Prior to this, Rahnuma worked on developing ESG frameworks, setting climate strategy and assessing sustainable investments within roles at QBE, PwC and the Bank of England.
Senior Investment Manager, Just Group
Nenna is a senior manager within Investments for Just Group, a specialist provider of retirement income products and services in the UK. Nenna focuses on investment strategy, direct investment and the origination of illiquid opportunities. Previously, Nenna worked for Investment Consultancy, Mercer, with roles in fixed income manager research and fiduciary management. Nenna has a PhD in Mathematics from University College London, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Head of Global Private Markets Operations, , abrdn
Neil leads the Global Private Markets Operations team at abrdn. Neil has responsibility for operations for Real Assets, Private Credit, Alternative Investments and Private Markets Solutions. Neil chairs the Group’s Alternatives Pricing Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee for Alternatives. Prior to joining abrdn, Neil was Chief Operating Officer at RBS Asset Management which spanned public and private markets responsibilities. Prior to that, Neil had a career in operations, operational risk management and governance in Coutts Group and NatWest and various roles supporting NatWest Plc directors and corporate lending. Neil has a degree in Economics and Econometrics from Nottingham University. Neil is also a trustee of a charity in the arts sector.
Former Chief Information and Technology Officer, EQT Group, Chief Digital and Information Officer, EQT Exeter, EQT Exeter
Mattias Hindfelt joined EQT Partners in 2018 as CIO. In 2021, after the successful IPO 2019, releasing an industry-leading investor portal in 2020, achieving a 10x engineering growth by 2021 and multiple back-office processes automation, etc Mattias today heads all the digital initiatives, development of a vertical operational platform and tech team at EQT Exeter (the $1.9B M&A between ExeterPG and EQT Partners Real Estate business line). Before joining EQT Mattias has held positions as CTO - Swedish Emergency/First Responders Services SOS Alarm, CIO Riksbyggen - largest nordic real estate management firm, and Head of Strategy at Swedish IRS. Mattias has a solid track record of driving transformations and designing and implementing architectures in large system-critical organizations over the last 20+ years.
Trustee, Hermes Group Pension Scheme
Matt is a Trustee Director of the Hermes Group Pension Scheme and a Principal in Mercer’s Investment Solutions business. He has spent 15 years within the pensions and investment industry. His experience spans actuarial, asset management, investment consulting and fiduciary management. He has also been an Independent Trustee for UK DB pension schemes and a large DC Master Trust. Matt studied Mathematics at Sheffield University, has a Masters in Finance from London Business School and was awarded the Sir Joseph Burn prize by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, where he is a Fellow. He was recently selected as one of Financial News European Asset Management Rising Stars.
Deputy Director of Policy, PLSA
Joe is responsible for policy areas including defined benefit, defined contribution, and Local Government Pension Scheme pensions, as well as corporate governance and institutional investment issues. He is a Board member of the Cost Transparency Initiative, and an advisor to the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board (England & Wales). Before joining PLSA, Joe spent nine years at the Pension Protection Fund, where his last role was Head of Chief Executive’s Office. Earlier in his career he worked in policy and operational roles within central Government, including the Home Office and Defra.
Head of Investment Proposition, Smart Pension
James is the 'Head of Investment Proposition' for Smart Pension. He is responsible for building and running Smart Pension’s £2bn investment solution for its master trust. As part of this role, James and the investments team will be delivering Smart Pension’s net zero pledge for its members, using leading and innovative ESG investment products. Prior to joining Smart Pension, James spent nine years at Mercer, where he was the lead investment strategist for Mercer’s UK DC delegated investment business, including the Mercer Master Trust. In this role he was responsible for the strategic direction of the delegated investment solution, Mercer SmartPath, which included a £700m investment in a newly built ESG fund, as well as building a net zero transition pathway. James is also a CFA Charterholder
Senior Manager, Alternatives Operations Lead, EY
Heather is a Senior Manager in the Wealth and Asset Management team, responsible for leading EY UK’s operational transformation solution within alternative assets. She has over 11 years' experience in the industry, working on numerous transformation projects including target operating model design (specifically focusing on outsourcing and technology), service provider selection and implementation. Prior to EY she worked in Private Equity, focusing on change and managing their service provider relationship. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.
Strategy & Operations Advisor, Platinum Equity
With 10 years experience in Strategy and Operations, Harrison focuses on Private Equity growth and EBITDA improvement opportunities, advising PEs and portfolio companies on strategy, SG&A optimization, and large-scale target operating model transformation. Most recently he has served as VP, Transformation in Platinum Equity’s largest acquisition to date driving pre-close diligence and post-close execution across global Finance & Accounting and Go-to-Market EBITDAR improvements. Prior to advising Platinum, Harrison spent 6 years in PwC’s Operations Excellence Advisory group, advising clients in TMT, Private Equity, Healthcare/ Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Financial and Professional Services, driving transformations across as many as 180 countries. Harrison has held multiple speaking roles addressing Digital Transformation, Workforce of the Future, and Intelligent Automation and their impacts to today's organizations.
Chief Operating Officer, Tikehau Investment Management
Guillaume Spinner joined Tikehau Capital in 2019 and serves as Chief Operating Officer of Tikehau Investment Management. Prior to joining the firm, he was working as Real Estate Director within a Family Office and prior to that as Head of Fund Management at Aviva Investors. Guillaume Spinner started his career at Archon Group where he served from 1998 to 2003. He then joined AXA Investments Management-Real Assets, where he notably served as Head of Fund Finance and then as Chief Financial Officer
Partner in European Investment and Global Private Debt Investment, Pantheon
Francesco is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment and Global Private Debt Investment Teams. Francesco is actively involved in all Pantheon’s European investment activities. Francesco was previously with Unigestion, where he managed the firm’s global secondaries program. Prior to Unigestion he was a partner and co-founder of the European venture capital firm DN Capital, before which he spent three years working in the European investment team at Advent International. He has a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton University and received an MBA from Insead.
Chief Operating Officer, Fiera Real Estate
Emma joined Fiera Real Estate in 2007 and was appointed General Counsel before broadening her role to run the operational side of the business. Emma is an FCA Approved Person and her remit includes oversight of governance, regulation, risk and legal. Emma was responsible for the firm’s regulatory FCA accreditation under AIFMD. Prior to Fiera Real Estate, Emma qualified as a lawyer at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff before specialising in real estate investment management at Forsters. In 2000, Emma left private practice to develop her corporate and commercial skills as UK legal counsel to Ascent Media. Emma is a Corporate Governance Committee member of Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF).
ESG - Private Markets, Railpen
David Vyravipillai is an Investment Manager in the Sustainable Ownership Team at Railpen, the investment manager for the UK's c.£35bn Railways Pension Scheme. Prior to joining Railpen, he spent six years as a Research Analyst at Southeastern Asset Management, a US long-only Value Investment Fund. He started his career at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst in London. He has a Master of Laws (M.A.) from University of Cambridge.
Chief Investment Officer, Foresters Friendly Society
Corrado Pistarino has more than 25 years' experience in capital market. He is Chief Investment Officer at Foresters Friendly Society. Previously to his current positions, he was Head of Insurance LDI at Aviva Investors, responsible for over £10bn of insurance funds and £30bn of derivatives exposure. His previous employers include Deutsche Bank, Dresden Kleinwort and ABN AMRO Bank. He worked in structuring/trading and client coverage, with a focus on ALM and capital management solutions. Corrado has a degree in Physics from Turin University and a Master in Finance from London Business School.
Head of Alternatives, Velliv
Christoph Junge is Head of Alternative Investments at Velliv; a major Danish pension fund. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has more than 20 years of experience from the financial industry in both Denmark and Germany. He has worked with Asset Allocation, Manager Selection as well as investment advice in, among others, Nordea, Tryg and Jyske Bank. He was awarded Rising Star of the Year by Institutional Investor Institute in 2019.
Head of Illiquid Asset Origination, Phoenix Group
Chris is Head of Illiquid Assets Origination at Phoenix Group plc, with prime responsibility for the deployment and economic returns of Phoenix Group's private credit portfolios. He was previously an Investment Director at ReAssure, leading up to the acquisition of ReAssure by Phoenix. The Phoenix Illiquid Assets team originates, executes and has portfolio management responsibility for the Group’s investments in commercial real estate debt, infrastructure debt, local authority funding, social housing, private placements and structured finance, including swap repacks. Assets are held in support the heritage annuity and the open pensions businesses, including BPA. Chris has over 25 years' experience in structuring, pricing and investing in fixed income securities and in private debt; he began his career in corporate lending and M&A with Lloyds Bank. Chris ran the credit trading desk at AIB in London, was a Portfolio Manager of Old Mutual's Strategic Bond Fund and also of Legal & General's High Income Trust. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Cambridge, is a Fellow of the London Institute of Banking & Finance and until recently was the CIO of the Swiss Re GB Pension Scheme.
Director UK Investment Advisory, EY
Ben leads the UK Investment Advisory team at EY. The team advises insurers and pension funds on investment strategy, asset modelling and investment risk management, and assists asset managers with their institutional investment offerings. Ben has advised clients across a range of investment topics including investment strategy and governance, investment valuation and risk modelling, asset structuring and transactions, asset-liability and liquidity management.
Chief Executive Officer, Holland Mountain Group
Barnaby is CEO at Holland Mountain and has over 20 years of experience working with fund managers and investors in the private markets, throughout Europe and the US. He founded Holland Mountain in 2009, building on a solid reputation for driving growth and maximising efficiency in the private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure sectors. Leading a team of industry experts, his company has delivered successful operational, data strategy and change management engagements for many of the world’s leading Private Capital firms. Barnaby led Holland Mountain’s successful acquisition of Consolidata in 2018 and built on that success in 2019 with the launch of ATLAS, the first data platform designed for the Private Capital industry.
Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy, MetLife Investment Management
William Pattison is the head of the real estate research & strategy team within the risk, research & analytics group of MetLife Investment Management (MIM). He is responsible for research and strategy development in support of MIM’s real estate equity and debt platforms. In this role, he works closely with MIM's real estate regional offices and portfolio managers to craft the strategic house view, drive thought leadership initiatives, project capital market trends, and develop investment strategies that seek to maximize returns while minimizing market, rate, and liquidity risks. As a member of the Investment Committee, William is responsible for reviewing and voting on all U.S. real estate acquisitions. Prior to joining MetLife in 2015, William worked for ten years in the real estate group at Aegon Real Assets. William is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
Head of Private Assets - Annuity Asset Origination, Aviva
Prasun joined Aviva in October 2016 where he is responsible for investing in private assets and delivering associated P&L for Aviva UK. Currently, he focuses on investing optimally across a variety of fixed income asset classes. This involves market entry analysis into new asset classes, commercial and credit underwriting of individual private credit trades, and asset allocation insights by identifying key risk drivers. He has led teams in large insurance companies to run investment and ALM strategies. Prior to joining Aviva, he headed up ALM strategy for Phoenix, and supported several M&A transactions. Prasun has over 12 years of experience in insurance ALM, investment strategy and new product development. Prior to joining Phoenix, Prasun worked for Standard Life and HSBC. Prasun holds a 5 year Masters in Math and Computing from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prasun is a regular in various insurance/buy-side conferences to talk about investments/ALM strategies/Risk analytics (viz. Buy-side Risk.net, RiskMinds, Insurance Asset Management, Insurance Asset Risk). He guides some conference agendas, and judges 2 key Insurance asset management awards.
Global Economist, HSBC
James is a global economist at HSBC. He joined the Economics team in 2013 and much of his work focuses on longer-term trends and themes, and the impact that they have on the economy and policy decisions today. Much of his work is focused on demographic data and trends, which extends to consumer trends, urbanisation and technology adoption.
Head of DC Investment & Senior Consultant at XPS Pensions, XPS Investment
Alan has over 14 years’ experience in the pension industry helping trustees and sponsors deliver effective DC solutions. He works across a broad client base, involving corporate, own-trust and master trust schemes, ranging in asset size from less than £20m up to multi-billion arrangements. It is a cliché within DC, but the focus really is on member-based solutions, putting members at the heart of the matter and delivering the financial wellbeing they deserve. He is passionate about enhancing DC thinking within schemes and closing any perceived knowledge gaps.