Larry Antonatos
Managing Director
Brookfield Asset Management

Larry Antonatos has 26 years of industry experience and is a Portfolio Manager for the Brookfield Public Securities Group’s Real Assets Solutions team. He oversees the portfolio construction process, including execution of asset allocation. Larry joined Brookfield in 2011 as Product Manager for the firm’s equity investment strategies. Prior to joining Brookfield, he was a portfolio manager for a U.S. REIT strategy for 10 years. He also has investment experience with direct property, CMBS, and mortgage loans. Larry earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.



Nick Bamber
Head of Private Credit
LGIM Real Assets

Nicholas is Head of Private Credit with responsibility for LGIM’s private credit business comprising corporates infrastructure and property. Bamber joined LGIM in January 2016 from RBS where he held a range of senior roles serving the financing needs of borrowers in Europe. Most recently he was Head of UK Corporate Coverage, and previously led the Corporate Debt Capital Markets businesses across both Investment Grade and Non-Investment Grade and Western Europe and CEEMEA regions. Bamber's primary career focused on the private placement market working in both New York and London. He advised on a number of the ground breaking transactions for this market extending the size, maturity, sector and currency limitations that had constrained it. The team that Bamber led at RBS brought more borrowers to the private market than any other over the past two decades and he is a regular speaker at industry events. Bamber graduated from Durham University (BA) and London Business School (MBA).

Gil Bar
Managing Director, Germany Direct Real Estate
Aviva Investors

Gil Bar leads our real estate business and product development initiatives in Germany. He is also the Fund Manager of Encore+, an open-ended real estate fund investing in continental Europe.
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Bar worked at Standard Life Investments where he was a portfolio manager for their €2 billion pan-European real estate funds. Prior to that, he worked at Zecca Properties, with responsibility for pan-European real estate developments and investments.
Bar holds a Postgraduate Degree in Property Investment from the College of Estate Management, University of Reading, and a Diploma from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as well as INREV. Gil completed the Investment Management Certificate and is fluent in six languages.


François Bornens
Partner
Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP)

François Bornens is a partner at Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP), focussing on business development.
AIP is an independent infrastructure investment advisory company. Founded in 2015 by the former management team of the JPMAM European Infrastructure team, it offers a true long term partnership approach to institutional investors looking to access direct infrastructure investments. AIP has so far deployed more than half a billion sterling of capital on behalf of investors and focuses on European core/core+ infrastructure assets.
Until the end of 2014, François was responsible for all client relationships and capital raising for the J.P. Morgan AM Infrastructure product platform across Europe and the Middle East. Previously François spent two decades at Citi in a number of senior roles in London and Paris. His last position was co-head of marketing and distribution for Europe at Citi Alternative Investments, where he led a team, responsible for all senior level relationships covering Alternative products including Infrastructure, Real Estate, Private Equity and Credit strategies.
Bornens holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Master of Economics from Paris X University.

Jesper Brunhøj Jensen
Director Of Business Development
IWC Investment Partners

Jesper Brunhøj Jensen is Director of Agriculture Investments, he joined IWC in April 2017 and is responsible for the execution of IWC’s agriculture investment strategy.

Brunhøj Jensen is an educated farmer with more than 25 years of experience in agriculture in countries such as Denmark, the United States, Romania, Latvia and Lithuania. Brunhøj Jensen has substantial experience with investment management, investment consulting, fundraising, asset management, farm management, farm supervision, trade with commodities, project planning, land acquisition, due diligence, project execution, budgeting, farm development, cost optimization, and financial management.

Starting in 2008, Brunhøj Jensen has been CEO and co-founder of a large arable farm in Romania. During his tenure Brunhøj Jensen developed the farm operation from scratch and in 2011 sold his shares in the company to an investor. Following the farm project in Romania, Brunhøj Jensen joined Aquila Capital as their Global Head of Cropping and Representative Eastern Europe. Aquila is a Germany-based investment firm managing funds in agriculture and renewable energy.

After his career with Aquila Capital, Brunhøj Jensen joined Ingleby Farms as their Country Manager in Europe. Ingleby is a Danish based firm managing agriculture in 9 countries worldwide.


Alessandra Canavesi
Head Of Marketing
AXA Investment Managers Real Assets
Bertrand Loubières is Head of Infrastructure Finance at AXA IM – Real Assets. His responsibilities include managing a team of five infrastructure specialists in underwriting infrastructure loans and bonds.
Before joining AXA IM – Real Assets in 2015, Loubières headed the origination, structuring, and placement of all infrastructure project and structured bond opportunities in EMEA and APAC at BNP Paribas. Prior to BNP Paribas, Loubières worked in the securitisation team at Morgan Stanley and before that held a series of roles focused on infrastructure and structured finance.
Loubières has 16 years of experience in Infrastructure, Energy, Commodity and Export finance.
Loubières obtained his MBA from ESSEC Business School in 1996.

Jared Carney
Founder & CEO
Lightdale, LLC

Jared Carney founded Lightdale, a global holding and strategic advisory firm, in 2012 as the natural evolution of a career spent building companies and relentlessly forging partnerships with business leaders, influential philanthropists and government officials across the globe.
Lightdale works with sophisticated investors, family offices and large pools of capital, corporations and governments which are interested not only in generating returns, but also in effecting socially impactful and philanthropic change. Through Lightdale’s collective insights, unique partnerships and trusted network, the firm is able to connect these constituents with fresh, disruptive and transformational ideas, thereby accelerating both the investment process and a company’s speed to market / growth.
Lightdale also has investments and joint ventures in dynamic growth regions of the world such as the Arctic and Africa, as well as interests in real estate, technology, industrial minerals, food, hospitality, healthcare, education and financial innovation.
Prior to Lightdale, Carney served as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at the Milken Institute for nine years where he led the annual Global Conference, the world’s largest gathering of the capital markets. During his tenure, Carney was instrumental in exponentially increasing the Institute’s programmatic and revenue growth as it became the world’s leading preeminent financial think tank. Among other accomplishments, he established the Global Capital Markets Advisory Council and its Asia Center in Singapore. He also served as a senior advisor to Knowledge Universe when it was the world’s largest privately owned for-profit education company.
Before joining the Institute, Carney worked in the high-tech and media industries where he successfully founded, launched or helped build a number of innovative companies which he helped steer to successful exits.
Carney is on the board of directors of Microbion Corporation, a life sciences company that develops innovative and scalable antibacterial solutions, and Brandenburg Realty, a German residential property company; Senior Advisor to RMR Industrials, Inc. (OTCBB: RMRI), a company that acquires and develops natural resource assets, and Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank. He also serves on the boards of nonprofit and community organizations in the Los Angeles area.
At the request of Olafur Grimmson, the president of Iceland, Carney also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Arctic Circle, a global, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing participation in Arctic dialogue and strengthening the international focus on the future of the Arctic. He also advises Key Admissions, an admissions strategy and learning enrichment company which serves the Chinese market and is based in Vancouver, Canada. Carney is a co-founder of the Arctic Maritime Exchange, and a senior advisor to a group of governments as well as the Milken Institute and Prostate Cancer Foundation.



Dan Carson
Head of Green Solutions
FTSE Russell

Dan is Head of Green Solutions in the Sustainable Investment team at FTSE Russell, a leading global data and index provider, which he joined in early 2012.
He is responsible for developing investment-grade environmental data models that drive indexes tracking the transition to a green economy and also for corresponding divestment models.
Dan holds a first class masters in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol, a postgraduate masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development though Forum for the Future, and is currently studying for an MBA at Imperial College.


Vince Childers
Portfolio Manager
Cohen & Streers

Vince Childers, CFA, Senior Vice President, is a portfolio manager for Cohen & Steers’ real assets strategy. He has 18 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Childers was a portfolio manager for real asset strategies at AllianceBernstein, where he co-managed a research team overseeing $2.3 billion in assets. Previously, Childers was an associate in the financial advisory services department of Houlihan Lokey. Childers has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS from Vanderbilt University. He is based in New York.

Stephane Degroote
Head of ETF's and Derivatives Business EMEA
FTSE Russell

Stephane Degroote is Director for global index provider FTSE Russell, part of the London Stock Exchange Group and is responsible for the ETFs & Derivatives EMEA business. In this role, Degroote works closely with the ETF issuers and Exchanges to develop innovative investable solutions in the equity and fixed income markets. Prior to this role, Degroote was Co-Head of Russell Indexes in Europe, responsible for developing relationships with Sell Side and Asset Managers firms. In his tenure, Degroote created strategic partnerships with Banks, ETF issuers & exchanges to create and launch new European market access products.
Degroote has almost 15 years experience in Sales & Management in the financial services (data & analytics) with a particular focus on investable financial solutions.



Charles Donovan
Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment
Imperial College Business School

Dr Charles Donovan is the Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School and a Principle Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management. In his corporate career, Donovan was most recently Head of Structuring and Valuation for Alternative Energy at BP plc. He was part of the strategy team that launched BP's alternative energy division in 2005. Donovan began his career as an Energy Policy Analyst with the US Environmental Protection Agency and subsequently worked in principal investments at the Enron Corporation. He holds a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Washington, graduated with honors from the MBA program at Vanderbilt University, and completed his doctorate at IE Business School. Donovan is the editor and co-author of Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, published by Imperial College Press in 2015.

Liam Kennedy
Editorial Director
IPE
Liam Kennedy is Editor of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) and Editorial Director of IPE International Publishers. Based in London, he has nearly 20 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor, specialising in the field of institutional investment and pension funds. In that time he has met, interviewed and profiled countless senior executives at European and global pension funds, asset management companies and consultancies, as well as many other influential figures. Prior to joining IPE in February 2007, Liam spent nearly seven years at the Financial Times group in London, where he worked as a specialist Editor and Writer and launched four specialist European pension and investment publications. He holds an undergraduate degree of MA (Hons) from the University of Glasgow, UK. IPE is the leading European institutional investment journal. Launched in February 1997, it provides comprehensive leading edge information, reporting, data and analysis for and about the world of institutional investment and pension funds. The first annual IPE Awards for pension funds took place in 2001. Since then they have grown to become the largest annual gathering of European pension plan representatives and a fixture in the industry calendar.


So Yeun Lim
Investment Consultant
Willis Towers Watson

So Yeun Lim is Global Head of Infrastructure Research at Willis Towers Watson. She has been focusing on a broad range of strategies within the alternatives asset class with an emphasis on infrastructure, private equity and real estate research. Lim has worked closely with some of WTW's largest clients in Asia and has been involved in developing and populating alternatives portfolios for clients, conducting complex manager selections, providing strategic advice, and, producing and implementing private market training programs covering both direct and fund investments. Lim joined Willis Towers Watson's London office in 2008 and has been based in Hong Kong since 2012, before moving back to London in 2017.

Lim has a BSc degree in International Relations from London School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.

Mr Richard Lowe
Editor, IPE Real Assets
IPE Investment & Pensions Europe

Richard Lowe was appointed editor of IPE Real Estate in July 2011, one of the leading publications for institutional investment in the global property markets.
He has contributed to IP Real Estate for more than six years, also as deputy editor and as a freelance journalist.
IPE Real Estate combines global real estate market reporting with an in-depth knowledge of the pension fund industry, and Lowe has experience in covering both areas. He has written for numerous real estate and pension titles, and won Pensions Journalist of the Year (trade publications) at the State Street Institutional Press Awards in 2010.
He started his career in journalism at the Bristol Evening Post newspaper in 2001, before moving into financial journalism. Lowe has a degree in history from the University of the West of England, and lives in London.


Henrik Lundqvist
Chief Investment Officer
IWC Investment Partners

Henrik Lundqvist is Chief Investment Officer at IWC. He leads IWC’s investment activities and is chairman of IWC’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining IWC in 1998, Henrik worked as a researcher at the Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute. He holds a forest engineering degree and an MSc in forestry from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen. Lundqvist also holds a Certificate of Business and Leadership (Executive CBL) from Henley Business School, England.

Meagan Nichols
Global Head of Real Assets
Cambridge Associates

Meagan Nichols is a Partner of the firm, the Global Head of the Real Assets Investment Group, and the chair of the Real Assets Investment Committee. She has 20 years of investment experience and is located in Boston. In addition to having management responsibilities, Nichols focuses globally on real assets investment strategy, portfolio management, and manager research. Nichols co-authored the “Time to Get Real About Real Assets” paper and regularly authors topical research on real assets. She is located in Boston and has been with Cambridge Associates for ten years.

Nichols is a frequent presenter at industry events, including PREA, MIPIM, PERE, Institutional Investor, and Women in Alternative Investments. She is the co-chair of Women in Real Estate’s Boston chapter. Before joining CA, Nichols was an investment advisor in the Private Wealth Management division at Morgan Stanley. Before that, she was head of the Capital Markets division at myCFO Investment Advisory Services and a member of the Alternative Assets Committee, starting at the company as an equity trader. She started her career at Goldman Sachs.

Education and Professional Credentials
• MBA, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
• BA, political science, Providence College


Sarah Owen
General Counsel & General Manager Corporate Strategy
New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Sarah Owen joined the Guardians in 2007 from Westpac/BT Funds Management where she was senior legal counsel/company secretary for the Westpac wealth management companies. Prior to this Owen was a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, and before that DLA Phillips Fox, specialising in funds management/superannuation and commercial law.

Matthieu Poisson
CEO of Amundi Energy Transition
Amundi

Matthieu Poisson is the CEO of the newly created joint venture between Electricité de France (EDF) and Amundi in energy transition financing. Previously, Poisson was working for EDF, the world’s largest electrical company. He first acted as Head of international operations under EDF’s CFO, and in that capacity was the group’s representative in a number of foreign operations such as the Taishan Nuclear project (TNPJVC) and Constellation Energy Nuclear Group. He was then appointed in 2012 CEO of EDEV, the holding company of EDF for renewable operations and corporate venture. Among his assignments, he was in charge of the group investment committee for mid-sized energy assets. Before joining EDF, Poisson had spent ten years at Lazard in equity capital markets, and merger & acquisitions.
Poisson graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and holds a Master in Corporate Finance.


Fabrice Rossary
CIO
SCOR Investment partners
Fabrice Rossary joined SCOR Investment Partners in May 2009 as Head of Credit and was promoted Chief Investment Officer in April 2011. Rossary is a Member of the Executive Board.
He was previously Head of investment grade credit at Fortis Investment from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that he spent seven-and-a-half years as credit portfolio manager focused on convertible bonds and high yield at Société Générale Asset Management where he also oversaw absolute return credit mandates. He started his career in 1997 at Finacor-Monecor in London.
Rossary holds a Master Degree in Financial Techniques and Banking from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and is a CFA charterholder.

Manuela Sperandeo
Director
BlackRock


Manuela Sperandeo, Director, is EMEA Head of Specialist Sales for EII, responsible for the distribution of Smart Beta, ESG and Liquid Alternatives ETFs. Prior to that, she was a member of the iShares Product Innovation team where she was responsible for Fixed Income product research. Manuela joined Blackrock in April 2014 from Barclays, where she spent 6 years working across several roles in the Investment Bank and the Wealth and Investment Management divisions. Most recently she was a Director at Barclays Capital Fund Solutions, an asset management business specializing in absolute return and alternative indexation strategies. Prior to that, she was a member of the Product Development team focusing on investment products for Barclays private and retail clients. Prior to Barclays she worked as an investment analyst at Alpstar, a credit hedge fund and as a Structured Derivatives Sales at Credit Suisse.
Manuela earned an Economics Degree, with distinction, from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.