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Administration of Alternative Investment Funds - Introduction to the Alternative Investment Funds industry

Alternative Investment Funds vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the Luxembourg marketplace.

Although this asset class was already represented in Luxembourg with several vehicles in the form of UCI or non regulated vehicles, the recent trends have highlighted to local administrators and depositaries that ALT investments are an asset class with totally different features and sources of risk requiring specific skills and specific operational processes. 

In this context, PwC's Academy is pleased to offer this dedicated training workshop designed to provide Luxembourg professionals with a comprehensive overview of the latest industry trends, as well as a thorough analysis of sector-specific issues and best practices.

18 May 2022 (ENG) - 9am-12pm

Price: 450.00 €

Duration: 3h

Language: English

Number of participants: max. 20


By the end of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the nature and purpose of the AIF Industry;
  • Define and describe the different structures available in Luxembourg and related features.


  • Nature and purpose of AIFs;
  • Key figures;
  • ALT industry in Luxembourg;
  • Organisation of a Private Equity firm;
  • Formation of an Alternative Investment fund;
  • The Investment cycle;
  • Key industry issues.

Target audience

  • General Partner and their employees;
  • Heads of administration, accounting & finance departments and their teams;
  • Sales and customer relationship managers;
  • Custodian officers;
  • Compliance officers and internal auditors dealing with Private Equity and Venture Capital vehicles;
  • Professionals of the Financial Sector involved in the management and/or administration of Private Equity and Venture Capital vehicles.

Our lead experts

Valerie Tixier, Partner at PwC's Luxembourg has an overall experience of 19 years and her client's portfolio mainly comprises private equity funds and structures. She is specialized in Investment Management and is responsible for Private Equity funds within PwC Luxembourg.
She is also course responsible for PwC Luxembourg private equity funds clients’ training and regular speaker in conferences or events in relation to Private Equity. In addition, she is the partner part of our AIFMD core group with respect to Private Equity matters.

Johan Blaise is acting as a partner in the Audit department. Since joining PwC in 1999, he has gained experience in both medium side and international assignments. In particular, he has developed strong skills in auditing investment funds (including hedge funds), with a large focus on the private equity industry. He is actively supporting the PwC Luxembourg Private Equity group.
He is currently focussed on private equity through the audit of several private equity structures organized under various type of companies (SICAR, SIF, Part II funds, holding) as well as through the review of the valuation of the funds participations (review of the fair market value using different valuation methods, application of the EVCA guidelines, etc.).

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Contact details

PwC's Academy, Crystal Park Building, PwC Luxembourg

Tel: +352 49 48 48 4040

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