Alain has over 25 years of experience within the financial industry. For 13 years he was a Director with the Edmond de Rothschild Group in Luxembourg acting as Global Head of international marketing & corporate communication. Prior to this Alain was Founder and Managing Director of Advena Management (Boston-Jeddah), one of the first multi family offices in the US exclusively catering for the US needs of UHNW Arabian Gulf families. Since 2010 Alain has privately been investing in various clean tech and sustainable development companies, primarily in the water and electricity space. He is still a shareholder and active advisor to two Luxembourg based companies (Ingem and H2OVortex). Since 2012 Alain has set up various Luxembourg based financial advisory companies aimed at servicing both UHNW as well as institutional investors: Alain is currently the Managing Partner of European Fund Hive Partners Sarl, a turn key AIFMD compliant Luxembourg based RAIF platform as well as PassionProtect® a boutique art & finance advisory firm. As a Luxembourg national, Alain has a deep understanding as well as a wide ranging expertise of the Luxembourg Financial Center. Alain holds a BA from Brandeis University as well as a Masters in International Finance and Economics from Brandeis University. Alain serves on several Boards of international companies as well as local Luxembourg based institutions. Alain is an Alumni of INSEAD.
Elisa is an award-winning Sustainable Finance & Green Bond framework specialist. She started closely working with bond issuers and underwriters at Second-Party Opinion provider & ESG ratings house Sustainalytics, where she helped advance the green bond market by executing green, sustainability & social bond frameworks & second-party opinions. Having been raised in one of the world’s most complex mega-cities, Mexico City thanks to a Cognac family story, Elisa has strived over the past decade to unlock finance for positive impact with a focus on Cities, Circular Economy, Tech and Real Assets.
She is currently the founder of FLOWi by EGM Advisory, an Impact Finance Support Services Boutique which helps companies & municipalities with their ESG/impact reporting, and private investor outreach.
With Luxinvest Securities, Elisa has the honour of partnering as Senior Advisor & Green Certification Application Agent to help unlisted & innovative companies access debt financing at scale. She acts as trusted advisor to the issuer pre & post issuance by designing & establishing the framework, acting as liaison with the Accredited External Verifiers and assisting on data collection and impact reporting processes throughout the bond’s maturity and full allocation.
Elisa started her career as Project Finance Banker in London where she appraised & executed 25+ deals valued at € 3.5 billion in the Energy, Green transport & social infrastructure space to later become City innovation Lead & Matchmaker for 80+ startups with Paris Municipality Urban Lab. She holds a Masters in Finance & Strategy and a BA in Social, Economic & Political Science from Sciences Po Paris and is an alumni of the Bloomberg Philanthropies C40 Women4Climate initiative. Elisa also serves as Senior Advisor and lead expert to the Fonds Mondial pour le Développement des Villes (FMDV), a global network of local and regional governments with the mission to develop and promote investment and financing solutions for urban development. She has recently moved to Brussels with her family where she strives to help advance the EU Green Bond market and can often be seen riding a bike with her toddler in the streets of the city.
Edward de Burlet, born in 1952, has made his career with Edmond de Rothschild Europe in Luxembourg: during 28 years, he had successive responsibilities as Head of the Private Banking department, Head of the Investment Funds commercial department and became responsible for the initiation and development of strategic projects and partnerships. He has been member of several management committees within the Edmond de Rothschild Group. He is currently an independent board member of several Collective Investment Funds. Edward de Burlet has received a License in Law from the University of Louvain (Belgium); he also gained an Bachelor degree in Economics at the European University of Antwerp (Belgium) and an MBA degree from the University of Dallas (USA).