A Global View on Alternative Investments 2021

Recorded On: 07/21/2021

Alternative investments continue to attract attention from investors around the globe. 

To help asset managers and fund initiators plan for the future, we have assembled a panel of global experts to review the current trends, likely trend changes in the alts landscape over the coming years and the key business imperatives to keep on the radar in 2021 and beyond.

This webinar will focus on current market trends in alternatives such changes in the product landscape, when and why investors and initiators decide to enter the alternatives space, and the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing and servicing alternatives.

Learning Objectives:

·       Understanding the market trends supporting alternative investments

·       Identifying product development trends in the global alts space

·      Exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with servicing alternatives


Who Should Attend: Product development and distribution professionals, operations and compliance professionals

Sponsored by:



Chris Meader (Moderator)

SVP, Client Success

Sudrania Fund Services

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in Fund Administration and Middle and Back Office Services. Chris has held senior roles with large bank owned administrators in the US and with medium sized administrators in both Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Renaud de Matharel



Renaud de Matharel, CEO & Managing Partner, has 26 years of infrastructure project management and investment experience. He led the establishment of Cube in 2007, and has, since then, recruited and led the management team as a Director of the board, CEO and Managing Partner of the Manager. Mr. de Matharel led the structuring, fundraising and investment activities of Cube, and is currently actively participating, as head of the Managers’ Executive Committee, in the making of key decisions for the management of the fund’s asset portfolio.

Prior to this, Mr. de Matharel spent 8 years with Vinci Concessions where he held executive management responsibilities as General Manager of Vinci Airport Management and Deputy General Manager of SGE Concessions where he developed, financed and managed large road and airport concession projects in Europe, America and Asia. Mr. de Matharel joined Vinci Concessions from BNP Paribas where he worked for 10 years, notably as head of Project Finance at Paribas Milan and Paribas London.

Mr. de Matharel is a graduate of l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC) and holds a Master in Economics from the University of Paris II and a Master in Business Administration from Hartford University (USA).

Marcel Bartnik

Lawyer, Partner

GSK Stockmann

Lawyer, admitted to the Bar in Germany (2005) and Luxembourg (2007)

  • University of Saarland (Saarbrücken)
  • D.E.U.G., Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand (Saarbrücken)
  • D.E.A., Université Aix-Marseille III (France)
  • Dr. iur. (University of Saarland, Saarbrücken)
  • 2005-2019 worked with a top-tier independent Luxembourg law firm, and a leading international law firm in Luxembourg

Mark Shaw



Mark joined Wildgen in 2018. He specialises in the structuring and distribution of regulated and unregulated funds, and has experience across the liquidity spectrum.

Before joining our firm, Mark worked in-house at a number of fund management businesses, where he worked with internal clients, leading them through the earliest stages of the establishment of funds and management companies, through the legal and regulatory aspects of launches, and ongoing matters relating to the management, governance and global distribution of funds.

Mark is known for his commercial and pragmatic approach to issues around fund management stemming from his background in-house. His breadth of buy-side experience in the funds industry spans structures and jurisdictions and allows him to take a uniquely broad and commercial viewpoint.

While Mark specialises in funds, he is also responsible for representing the firm in the UK, assisting clients across the full range of matters of Luxembourg law, including matters relating to Brexit. He also advises on the legal issues raised by the EU’s emerging sustainable finance regulatory regime.

Mark is Co-Director of the UK Chapter of the Hedge Fund Association and a lecturer at the Henley Business School (hedge fund structuring). Mark holds a Bachelor of Law (hons) from the University of Birmingham. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004 and has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2018; he is also admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland.


07/21/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
07/21/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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1.00 CPE Credits credit  |  Certificate available
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