The illusions of financial engineering: the end of capital call lines?

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The illusions of financial engineering: the end of capital call lines?

The illusions of financial engineering: the end of capital call lines?

About the speakers
  • Marc der Kinderen
    Marc der Kinderen
    Managing Partner at 747 Capital
    Marc is the co-founder and Managing Partner of 747 Capital. He is a member of the investment committee and is actively involved in portfolio management, due diligence, and manager selection. In addition, Marc oversees European business development efforts and serves as the Firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and serves on the advisory boards of various underlying portfolio funds. Marc started his career in 1990 as a Marketing Analyst with HomeBanc, a Savings and Loan in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to co-founding 747 Capital, Marc was co-founder and general partner of Triad Media Ventures, a $50 million venture capital fund. From 1994 until 2000, Marc was the Executive Vice President of Greenfield Capital Partners Inc, the U.S.-based subsidiary of a Dutch private equity firm that specialized in making fund investments in the U.S. From 1992 to 1994, he was a private equity analyst at Noro Nederland B.V. (the Noro Group of Companies), a fund management group in the Netherlands. Marc holds a B.A. from the European University (Antwerp, Belgium) and an M.B.A. from Nyenrode University (Breukelen, the Netherlands).
  • Hervé Gevers
    Hervé Gevers
    Director at Convero AG
    Hervé joined Convero in September 2023 as a Director responsible for developing GP relationships and secondary transaction advisory. Prior to joining Convero, Hervé gained more than a decade of investment experience at Akina and Unigestion specializing in the European buyout and global venture capital markets. His investment responsibilities spanned across primary fund, secondary, and direct (co-) investment activities.
  • Lee Lowicki
    Lee Lowicki
    Director at ACE & Company
    Lee is a Director with ACE & Company, a private equity and venture capital group headquartered in Geneva with offices in London, Cairo, and New York. The firm manages three investment strategies, buyout co-investments, venture capital focused on the Swiss diaspora, and secondaries in LP interests. Lee focuses on buyout co-investments alongside established and emerging managers, co-running the New York office and sits on ACE & Company’s executive committee. Prior to joining ACE he spent several years at PwC in the transaction advisory group where he advised private equity and corporate clients during M&A processes. Lee holds a BS in finance and accounting from Boston College and is a CPA and CFA Charterholder.
  • Viktor Vatinas
    Viktor Vatinas
    Senior Portfolio Manager at Baloise Asset Management
    Viktor is a private debt portfolio manager at Baloise Asset Management, where he is responsible for launching a corporate direct lending fund. Prior to that he was on the GP side spening 6 years at Partners Group where he built up the private debt portfolio management platform. He holds a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and is also a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

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