LIS/SANNE's Agnes Csorgo will be attending the Ernst&Young event on the 2018 edition of the International Private Equity & Venture Capital Valuation (IPEV) guidelines on 22 March 2019 in Luxembourg.
This event does not only highlight the changes brought by the IPEV Board, but also recaps the main principles and rules these guidelines suggest when implementing a proper valuation process for Private Equity funds.
If you are attending and would like to find out more about LIS|SANNE and our business, please do not hesitate to contact Agnes beforehand or onsite.
If you are attending and would like to find out more about LIS|SANNE and our business, please do not hesitate to contact Stephan beforehand or onsite.
“LIS | SANNE sponsors IBA International Private Investment Funds Conference
LIS | SANNE are delighted to be headline conference sponsor for the annual International Bar Association Private Investment Funds Conference on 10-12 March 2019 at the InterContinental Park Lane in London.
Now in its 20th year, the conference attracts top legal, business and fund professionals to analyse current market trends, the future of private investment funds and recent updates to regulatory and tax regimes.
Dr. Pierre Weimerskirch, Managing Director, LIS – a SANNE company said: “With a programme designed for quality debates and exchanges, I look forward to attending the IBA Private Investment Funds Conference. The event is a great platform to build new relationships as well as enhance existing ones, the team and I look forward to exploring how we can assist attendees with the delivery of their cross border administration requirements.”
Christian Hertz, Managing Director and General Counsel, LIS – a SANNE company,
Stephan Grimm, Director, Business Development - LIS-SANNE, Jamie Villiers, Director, Business Development, EMEA, Richard Murray, Director, Product Development – Hedge and Manuel Scheer, Associate Director, Client Relationship will also be attending the conference.
If you are attending and would like to meet with a Director to discuss how we can assist you and your business, please contact them directly.
LIS/SANNE’s Pierre Weimerskirch has been interviewed for the current edition of the Flydoscope.
If you are interested in finding out more about LIS|SANNE and why “AIF’s are positive for the growth of the fund industry”, please click here.
Flydoscope is the onboard magazine of Luxair airline, published five times a year, covering national issues (news, tourism, culture, etc.), offering recommendations for places to visit in the European cities that the airline serves and featuring a whole section devoted to business news, all printed in both French and English.
On the 6 March 2019 Agnes Csorgo and Roberta Robustelli-Diederich will be attending the Banking & Asset Management Club - Women Leadership in Banking, Asset Management and Asset Servicing at Ernst & Young in Luxembourg.
The virtues of combination
The acquisition of Luxembourg Investment Solution (LIS) by SANNE in February 2018 and the resulting expansion of its services helped the AIFM service provider achieve a record year, says managing director Pierre Weimerskirch.
What factors prompted you to join forces with SANNE?
It was an interesting year for LIS in 2018. Having closed the acquisition deal in February, we were very much looking forward to seeing the first fruits of the combination of the two firms in terms of market perception and new business. We were keen to sell our existing AIFM services together with the fund administration and depositary services contributed by SANNE. That was the rationale behind the transaction, which was well received in the market when we announced it in October 2017. Ultimately 70% of our new clients in 2018 opted for integrated services, helping to make it a record year with the addition of more than 40 fund structures.
What has changed for LIS following the deal?
Being part of a listed entity helps when clients are conducting due diligence on us: being a privately-held company raised more questions. Listed status provides many clients, especially institutions such as pension funds, with greater trust thanks to the transparency it entails. We also benefit from SANNE’s footprint in 18 locations throughout the world, having previously had offices only in Luxembourg and Ireland. We have now gained a lot of traction in the US and Asia in particular, so we were quick to see the benefits on the business side. Now, in 2019, we are focusing on the operational benefits. SANNE’s Luxembourg team is joining us in our offices near the airport, and the group’s IT systems are being rolled out to LIS. Working on a common platform will be a great help, but I anticipate further synergies and benefits.
How are your clients’ needs evolving?
Our client base itself is evolving! Our portfolio is more balanced between German-speaking and Anglo-Saxon clients, but we are now seeing a growing volume of business from Asia. In terms of their needs, new developments are underway affecting reporting – pension funds and insurance companies are asking for specific reporting in response to regulatory requirements. The other trend is the increased focus on adherence to environmental, social and governance standards, with the latter an increasingly important factor. Investors are asking their fund managers how ESG-compliant their funds are, so the managers are now looking for reporting that demonstrates their fulfilment of ESG criteria. Meanwhile demand continues as before for our core AIFM, depositary and fund administration services. Rather than new needs, clients are looking for high quality and shorter time cycles.
This year's ALFI European Asset Management Conference is taking place at the LuxExpo|The Box in Luxembourg on 5-6 March 2019.
If you are attending and would like to find out more about LIS|SANNE and our business, please do not hesitate to contact them beforehand or onsite.