Limited Partners discussions on impact investing and the future of tech and fundraising in Europe

Limited Partners such as Federated Hermes, YIELCO Investments, Multiple Capital or EIF will discuss various topics ranging from impact investing, future of tech investments to record-breaking fundraising at the conference this April. To know those LPs better, we've created a short summary of essential information about them and their investment activity.

Federated Hermes

ABOUT THE COMPANY 

Federated Hermes is guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth.

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

They provide specialised capabilities across equity, fixed income and private markets, in addition to multi-asset strategies and proven liquidity-management solutions.

ASSET UNDER MANAGEMENT 

Federated Hermes has more than £435 billion in assets under management, as of December 31, 2019.

INVESTMENT FOCUS 

Federated Hermes has been at the vanguard of sustainable investing for more than three decades and integrates ESG and active ownership across all our strategies. Their approach to holistic returns means a commitment to deliver excellent long-term investment performance and stewardship, while improving the lives of many.

WHO WILL SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE 

Aoifinn Devitt, Head of Investment - Ireland at Federated Hermes. Aoifinn Devitt joined Hermes as Head of Investment – Ireland, located in the Dublin Office, in January 2019. Aoifinn Devitt has worked with institutional clients for her entire investment career, which has spanned the US, Europe and Asia. In April 2016 she assumed the role of CIO of the Chicago Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as a specialist consultant at Cambridge Associates Limited (London and Boston), where she specialized in the hedge fund area and worked with a range of institutional investors on their alternative allocations. In 2006 she established Clontarf Capital, a research and consulting firm with a particular focus on assisting public pension funds. She also developed a particular specialty in Asia-focused alternatives, developing and leading a product focused on that area, as well as in the tactical asset allocation and opportunistic credit areas. Previously Aoifinn worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in London and as a corporate attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton (New York and Hong Kong). Aoifinn graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class degree in law and received a BCL (Oxon) and an MBA (INSEAD, Dean’s list).

YIELCO Investments

ABOUT THE COMPANY 

YIELCO Investments was established in 2011 and is an alternative investment Manager based in Munich, Germany. YIELCO combines the experience of senior professionals with extensive experience in Alternative Investments. Over the years, the Partners have held senior positions focusing on setting-up, investing and managing Alternative Investment programs and companies. The core of YIELCO’s philosophy is to develop innovative offerings ensuring a high alignment of interest with its clients. The profound industry background of the international Advisory Board, broadens YIELCOs expertise. YIELCO’s customer base consists of leading insurance companies, pension funds, financial service providers and (multi) family offices.

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Utilizing the advantages of multi-manager portfolios und separately managed accounts, YIELCO gives investors global access to investments in: - Infrastructure - Private Debt - Private Equity - with emphasis on Special Situations YIELCO is supported by a reputable group of international insurance companies, pension trusts and family offices. 

ASSET UNDER MANAGEMENT 

The company presently services approximately EUR 3.8 billion of capital commitments by institutional investors and family offices across a number of Multi Manager programs (fund of funds and mandates for Infrastructure, Private Debt and Special Situations). The company presently manages approximately EUR 4.0 billion capital commitments of institutional investors and family offices.

INVESTMENT FOCUS 

With more than 20 years of a global network that YIELCO’s partners have built up, investors gain access to the world’s leading fund managers through multi-manager portfolios or customized investment solutions called “managed accounts”. The manager selection follows a systematic selection process with a long-proven track record. A proprietary scoring model ensures high transparency and comparability. In addition, YIELCO offers its clients asset management and advisory services for alternative investments in the areas of asset allocation, market research and monitoring as well as specific structuring solutions, especially with regard to the requirements of institutional investors in Germany.

WHO WILL SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE 

Maria Sanz Garcia, Managing Partner - Munich at Yielco Investments. Maria Sanz is Managing Director and Private Equity Co-Head of YIELCO Investments AG in Munich, Germany. YIELCO, established in 2011, is an innovative alternative investment boutique with focus on the asset classes Infrastructure, Private Debt, and Private Equity, offering Multi Manager Portfolio products as well as Managed Account solutions and advisory.

Multiple Capital

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Multiple Capital is Europe’s first tech-focused fund of micro funds. Launched in 2018, it democratizes diversified access to early-stage tech funds from all over the continent.

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS & FOCUS

The Mission of Multiple Capital is to enable multiple limited investment partners to benefit from this unique venture capital asset class. Multiple Capital offers this by providing access to a best-in-class fund of funds portfolio. Launched by Ertan Can – a VC fund of funds pioneer – Multiple Capital is building a portfolio of over 500 tech companies. Ertan and his team screen hundreds of funds to identify the rising stars in their tech subsets, and to date Multiple Capital has invested in 20 funds. The focus is on generalist regional and vertical Pan-European seed funds to build a portfolio of European early-stage and micro VC funds.

  • 620 Funds screened 

  • 17 Funds invested 

  • 440 Portfolio companies 

  • 38 Hubs 

  • 571 General Partners 

  • 55 Sectors

WHO WILL SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE 

Ertan Can, Managing Partner at Multiple Capital. Ertan is a venture capital fund of funds pioneer in Europe, and Founder and Managing Partner of Multiple Capital. He has a combined 20 years’ experience of asset management, fund of funds, VC and information technology operating roles. In 2018 he launched Multiple Capital, Europe’s first tech-focused fund of micro funds, which is building a portfolio of over 500 companies. His driving ambition is to democratize diversified access to early-stage tech funds from all over the continent. He is an unorthodox and influential investor, keynote speaker and lecturer. Ertan completed a degree in International Finance and Law in Frankfurt and London and has an M.B.A from ESCP in Paris.

European Investment Fund (EIF)

ABOUT THE COMPANY 

The mission of the European Investment Fund (EIF) is to improve access to finance for SMEs and small mid-caps in Europe. The EIF does this by supporting emerging and established fund managers with equity investments and by designing debt financing instruments that share the risk taken by financial institutions when they lend to or invest in small businesses. EIF brings this support closer to entrepreneurs through our extensive network of partners and financial intermediaries in all EU-28 Member States and associated countries in other geographies. 

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

EIF provides innovative financial products addressed to their partners (banks, guarantee, leasing and microfinance institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, among others), acting as our financial intermediaries. By offering an Integrated Risk Finance Product Range of SME finance to the intermediaries, the EIF complement the products offered by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with which we form the EIB Group.

INVESTMENT FOCUS 

EIF’s Objectives

By taking SME risk, EIF pursues two main statutory objectives:

  • fostering EU objectives, notably in the field of entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, research and development, employment and regional development;

  • generating an appropriate return for our shareholders, through a commercial pricing policy and a balance of fee and risk-based income.

While the EIF’s equity instruments aim to improve the availability of risk capital for high-growth and innovative SMEs, they also target the debt requirements, as many SMEs seek finance through this more traditional route. Therefore, we also provide guarantees and credit enhancement through securitisation to improve the lending capacity of our financial intermediaries and thus the availability and terms of debt for beneficiary SMEs. The EIF carries out their activities in the European Union (EU) Member States, in EU Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries and in the European Free Trade Association Countries.

WHO WILL SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE 

Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of Technology Investments at European Investment Fund. Bjorn Tremmerie, Head of Technology Investments (Digital Economy and Disruptive Technology & Innovation) executes and monitors investments in Venture Capital Funds in Europe and is in charge of a portfolio of over 150 European VC funds at the European Investment Fund (EIF). Bjorn also oversees the Dutch Venture Initiative Funds-of-Funds where he is an investment committee member, and the LfA-EIF Facility, a EUR 200m Fund-of-Funds for the Bavarian region. Previous role responsibilities include the management of the European Angel Fund co-investment programme that features more than 100 enrolled Business Angels through which co-investments in start-ups are implemented. Bjorn also previously led the EUR 3.2bn ERP-EIF Dachfonds programme that EIF administers on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), an initiative dedicated to the German VC market. Before joining EIF, Bjorn worked for a globally active VC fund. He started his career at ING in investment banking.

Either you’re interested in meeting top Limited Partners or getting more insights about impact investing, future of tech investments or record-breaking fundraising in Europe, you’ll find all in Dublin on the 29th of April 2020. Learn more details about the 4th Annual PE & VC Conference in Dublin HERE.

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