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.
Jackie is currently Managing Director of Greenlit Consultancy Sarl, and has over 25 years of experience in Corporate Trust & Agency Services. She has worked both in Luxembourg and London with leading Corporate Trust providers such as Bankers Trust Luxembourg S.A as well as more recently, The Bank of New York Mellon, London. She created Greenlit Consultancy in 2015 which provides climate finance advisory services for the Green Bond market & Green Labelling, independent listing agent services on The Luxembourg & The Vienna Stock Exchanges, Nasdaq Nordic as well as providing administrative support services for Green Issuers. Jackie has a certification from the Frankfurt School of Finance as a Certified Expert in Climate & RE Finance.
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).
Beginning his financial career in 1980s in Belgium, he has since accumulated extensive knowledge and experience in independent financial planning and wealth management worldwide, selecting funds worldwide. Mr Vandersteen spent 4 years as a regional manager of the Generali Group life insurances and partnered with various regional banks.
In 2001, he was part of the founders of a Financial Planners Federation Finplan in Belgium and is the CEOof GFS Broker Services, a fund distribution company established in Belgium and operating in worldwide since 2001.
Mr Vandersteen holds directors functions in various Belgian and foreign companies, with experience in creating, structuring and re-structuring these same companies. Prior to Co-Founding EFHP Mr. Vandersteen co-founded Beneficentia Ltd, a Cyprus based UCITS/AIFM Asset Manager.
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