Alternative assets valuation function and valuation process - Regulatory aspects

Market turbulence, credit crisis, and pressure from governing bodies for additional regulation in the alternative investment sector are some important elements which we believe will put an increasing emphasis on the requirement to have a strong and reliable fair valuation process for alternative assets. Going forward, general partners can expect investors, auditors and regulators to scrutinise their valuation estimation more closely.

This module is part of our Alternative assets valuation training curriculum.

Duration: 3h

Language: Available in English and French. The supporting material is only available in English.

Number of participants: up to 15

Available under intra-company course (i.e. dedicated session)



By the end of this training, participants will be able to understand the key roles and responsibilities of the valuation function, as well as the controls and requirements with regard to the regulatory framework.



  • Valuation function of an AIFM: operating models, roles and responsibilities
  • Overview of the valuation process 
  • Valuation policy 
  • Valuation assessments 
  • Valuation committees and governance
  •  Hot topics

Target audience

  • Alternative investment fund managers and their employees
  • Conducting officers 
  • Independent board members of alternative investment funds and their general partners
  • Valuation practice staff 
  • Financial managers 
  • Accountants 
  • Custodian officers 
  • Relationship managers 
  • Compliance officers and internal auditors 
  • Other professionals of the financial sector involved in the management and/or administration of alternative vehicles
Our lead experts

Our lead experts

This training is coordinated by Alexandre Goossens, Partner, and Rafaël Le Saux, Alix Altenor and Samir Moussaoui, Directors at PwC Luxembourg.

Rafaël is a director within PwC Corporate Finance Luxembourg and leads the Valuation & Modelling Advisory services offering locally. Prior to joining PwC, Rafaël was Conducting Officer Valuation for Partners Group’s AIFM, one of the largest in-house AIFMs in Luxembourg as well as standing member of all four asset-class specific global valuation committees overseeing more than USD 100b of AUM.

In his current role, Rafaël and his team support AIFMs with their valuation requirements, in particular with recurring portfolio valuation mandates for complex to value assets, including infrastructure, growth equity and venture capital investments.

Rafaël shows a strong expertise in valuation and modelling across several industries, is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a Chartered Financial Modeller and Accredited in Business Valuation by AICPA. Rafaël is also vice-chairman of the Luxembourg Valuation Professionals Association (LVPA) and leads LVPA Technical Working Group.

Alexandre, Partner, joined PwC Luxembourg in September 2014 and is responsible for the Real Estate and Infrastructure Advisory services. Alexandre has gained a strong experience through his missions as consultant and valuer.

He leads a team dedicated to the annual review of more than 2,000 assets in real estate, debt (backed by real estate collaterals), infrastructure and forestry with an exposure on world markets and is managing an extensive real estate market database that covers all markets and all sectors. Alexandre is responsible for the implementation of models and processes for the three key functions of fund management companies in the context of AIFMD (valuation, risk management, portfolio management). He is also an active member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is the lead instructor in real estate valuation.

Samir joined PwC in 2012 and is a director within our Alternatives Valuation Services (AVS) practice.

He has developed expertise of the private equity industry in the context of assurance engagements, with a focus on business valuations and modelling. He gained an extensive knowledge and set of skills on valuation processes, techniques, and market practices along with the relevant auditing skills.

Samir helps lead our AVS practice in managing and delivering a diverse range of alternative investments and assets valuation engagements, in the context of assurance and non-assurance services, to local and international clients and PwC offices. He has exposure to a wide range of valuation methodologies such as discounted cash flow models, trading and transaction multiple valuations, net asset value approach as well as milestone analyses, primarily in the context of financial reporting.

Samir is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Valuation Surveyor (MRICS).

Alix is an audit director in the Alternatives' Valuation Services department at PwC Luxembourg within the Assurance Alternatives practice.

He currently specialises in reviewing valuation models and assumptions used for private company equity and private debt valuations for financial reporting purposes. Alix has performed business valuations for a variety of purposes, including fair value accounting, impairment testing and deferred tax asset recoverability assessments.

In his role, Alix has exposure to a range of valuation methodologies such as discounted cash flow models, trading and transaction multiple valuations, milestone analyses, and net asset value as a practical expedient.

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation and is a CPA licenced in the state of Massachusetts.

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