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Antoine Rech

Antoine Rech is the Administrative Director of the Luxembourg branch of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, USA. He directs and oversees the functions of the Jack Welch College of Business and performs administrative and programmatic functions including technology, human resources, and public relations. Antoine oversees admission activities for all Luxembourg academic departments in close collaboration with program faculty and staff, reviews and evaluates candidates for admission and counsels prospective students. Antoine is responsible for strategic planning, policymaking, and maintaining organizational effectiveness; he oversees the management of office staff and outside consultants. Prior to serving as Administrative Director, Antoine Rech was the Project Manager at Technicolor Luxembourg, part of the THOMSON Group. In this role, he managed clients representing 5 million euros of annual revenue and supervised orders and special projects handling for Microsoft and Disney. From 1999 to 2001, Antoine worked in New York for Bloomingdale’s and a wine import company located in SoHo where he developed and maintained an effective marketing communication strategy. Antoine received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse (EFAP) in Lille, France, his Master of Arts degree from the Marymount Manhattan College in New York, USA, his Master’s degree in International Business from ICN in Nancy, France and his MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Corporate Awards Ceremony: DEC 11

DECEMBER 11 at 4:00 p.m.

CORPORATE AWARDS CEREMONY

This event is open to the public. Registration is Mandatory.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chamber of Commerce

7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
2981 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

As a conclusion to our MBA program, the final stepping stone our MBA students take before graduating is the
CAPSTONE Course.

Teams of 4-6 students act as consultants to clients from the local Luxembourg business community, facing real-life challenges such as market entry, product/service development, fundraising, expansion or economic development.

The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg is pleased to honor the following corporations for their support of our MBA students through their collaboration on the final and key challenge of the MBA program at SHU.

CHAMP
DASHBOARD.LU
LANCE PROJECT PARTNERS
LEBENSHILFE
LUXINNOVATION AUTOMOBILITY CLUSTER
PROXIMUS
ZENVIEW

15:30 – Event Check-in Opens

16:00 – Welcome

16:15 – Introduction of Capstone Course & Projects

16:30 – Presentation of Corporate Awards
Including a brief presentation of each
Capstone Student Team Project

17:00 – Closing Remarks
Followed by Question & Answer

17:15 – Networking Cocktail

The CAPSTONE Course is not an academic exercise.

A number of business plans developed by students over the years have been implemented by the respective client corporations; a testament to SHU’s successful integration of theory and practice in our programs, embracing the University’s “Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow” mission.

The CAPSTONE Course is a key pillar of the University’s immersion into and collaboration with the Luxembourg community. Each year SHU and its students are given the chance to make a difference….thanks to client organizations challenging students with exciting projects.

Tonight, we would like to honor this year’s CAPSTONE Course client organizations for their commitment to SHU and its students with the CAPSTONE Corporate Award for making a difference to SHU and our students, and for their support in providing excellence in business education.

This event is open to the public. Attendance is complimentary. Registration is Mandatory.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PARKING
Parking available at the Chamber of Commerce

BUS CONNECTIONS
Bus Line: 8, 20
Bus Stop: Leon Hengen

QUESTIONS?
For any inquiries regarding your registration please contact:
Email: alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu
Call: +352 22 76 13 – 33

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
YES
Please print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend.

Conference Check-in Opens at 15h30. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.

Can I update my registration information?
YES

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
NO
Please submit one registration form per guest.

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LPEA-SHU Private Equity Training: OCT 1 – NOV 14

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

OCT 1–NOV 14

7 WEEKS

18:30–21:30

3 hours
per class

13 CLASSES

2 classes
per week

Certificate
Course

€950

Chamber of Commerce

Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
(parking provided)

LPEA & SHU PARTNERSHIP

The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU have joined forces to create a business certificate for Luxembourg professionals, specifically designed to focus on Private Equity: The Private Equity Business Certificate Program.

Together, the LPEA and SHU developed a comprehensive curriculum that offers a unique opportunity to deep-dive into Private Equity and Venture Capital.

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE ARE KEY PILLARS OF LPEA’S MISSION

This initiative with the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is the first of a long-term development in Luxembourg that aims at enhancing the skill set of newcomers and current practitioners in Private Equity and Venture Capital, while embracing the University’s “Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow” mission.

JOIN OUR FLAGSHIP COURSE:

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

You’ll gain first-hand insight from seasoned professionals and experts on how best to apply what you learn,
into your current business or future career.

 

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2019

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DIVE INTO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Private Equity is one of the best performing asset classes.

Over the past decades, the industry has consistently grown to exceed €4 trillion in assets under management. Those distributions, combined with the poor performance and volatility linked to traditional asset classes, have driven a number of new investors to enter the Private Equity world.

Luxembourg is one of the most popular jurisdictions for private equity and venture capital. Whilst historically a local presence in Luxembourg was limited mostly to smaller and/or emerging General Partners, many large international houses have set up and conducted business out of Luxembourg since the middle of the last decade with a considerable and growing local substance.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) introduced new organizational requirements and specific disclosure rules regarding AIFMs managing AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers. Focus shifted from well-known product regulation to manager regulation.

The alternative investments industry accepted the challenge and is governed today by a framework that is eligible to develop into a brand, just as the UCITS Directive.

PE managers appreciate Luxembourg's business friendly environment and they have embraced the introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), which completed the Luxembourg investment fund toolbox by a manager-regulated alternative fund.

In a fast changing environment, the industry is however facing challenges of an economic and regulatory nature. While Luxembourg has been active in the Private Equity field for more than two decades, until recently very few large investment vehicles were established there. In this new paradigm, the appetite for the Luxembourg fund structuring toolbox has increased beyond expectations. The diverse range of vehicles, from unregulated to regulated products, together with the asset class expertise developed over the years within the professional community and the CSSF are key factors of this collective success.

This shift is driving a strong demand for skilled employees who understand how the industry operates in its entire value chain—from fund structuring through to operations and exits.

The Private Equity & Other Alternative Asset Classes course and the Private Equity Business Certificate Program aim to meet the growing demands of the industry by delivering both engaging and challenging courses, providing participants with tailored curriculum and professional insights to develop new skills and knowledge directly applicable to the day-to-day business operations.

REGISTRATION DETAILS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Standard Price: €950 (EUR)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2019
  • REGISTER ONLINE – REGISTER NOW
    When you are ready to register, access the online registration system HERE.
  • Partial Payment is due upon registration. Participants will be invoiced separately for the remaining fee balance. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.
  • Price includes learning materials and processing fee.

DATES & TIMES

OCT 1 – NOV 14 | 13 CLASSES | 3 HOURS/CLASS | 2 CLASSES/WEEK

Class Day Date Time
1 Tuesday 1-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
2 Thursday 3-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
3 Monday 7-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
4 Thursday 10-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
5 Tuesday 15-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
6 Thursday 17-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
7 Tuesday 22-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
8 Thursday 24-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
9 Tuesday 29-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
10 Thursday 31-Oct-2019 18:30-21:30
11 Thursday 7-Nov-2019 18:30-21:30
12 Tuesday 12-Nov-2019 18:30-21:30
13 Thursday 14-Nov-2019 18:30-21:30

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course will provide an overview of the main approaches, structures and actors in Alternative Assets and specifically Private Equity. With well-known on the ground practitioners the elements of a successful Private Equity Fund will be described and discussed in detail.
The course will specifically address:

  1. Alternative Asset Strategies such as Venture Capital, Leveraged Buyout, Real Assets and Private Debt.
  2. The fundraising, investment and portfolio management of Private Equity funds.
  3. Legal and tax aspects of selecting and setting up Private Equity vehicles.
  4. The exiting and performance measurement and reporting for Private Equity funds.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Grasping the Big Picture.
  • Introduction to the Private Equity market in Luxembourg.
  • Overview of different elements of a successful operation of a Private Equity fund.
  • Understand the opportunities and functioning of the Alternative Asset classes and the Private Equity market.
  • Lectures by and discussion with specialized practitioners of Alternative Asset market segments.

COURSE FEATURES

  • Lecture-based teaching method with interactive in-class discussions.
    (Basic preliminary studies, i.e. via internet, would be helpful.)
  • Practitioners such as fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.
  • Participants will be required to participate actively in the class discussions.
  • Team Project: Your Private Equity/Alternative Asset Fund
    Participants will be split into teams the start of the course. The project will aim at simulating a real-life launch of an alternative fund using the topics covered throughout the course, and displaying that you understood the “Big Picture”. Participants will showcase their findings and fund in final pitch presentation.
    Faculty will be available throughout the course to provide feedback and advice.
  • Grading will be based on discussion participation and the Team Project.
  • Participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment of future career.
  • A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences and academic disciplines: participants come from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences.
  • This courses is academically accredited at the graduate level.
  • Credits earned may be applied toward the Private Equity Business Certificate or the MBA Degree.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed as overview/introduction to Private Equity/Alternative Assets with more detailed and specialized discussions of the alternative asset universe.

  • Financial sector professionals with an interest to develop in Alternative Assets and Private Equity.
  • Individuals aspiring to start a career in the Alternative Assets and Private Equity markets.
  • Professional AND Individuals looking to expand their understanding of Private Equity.
  • Basic prior understanding of Private Equity and finance concepts will be helpful for this course, but is not a “must-have”.
    (Basic knowledge can be obtained via prior self-studies.)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

EXPERT APPEARANCES

Experts in the Private Equity and Venture Capital field, including fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.

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Wednesday Mornings are for Building Skills

CLIENT CENTRICITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Legitech Fall 2019 Workshop Cycle-Executive Education with SHU

Building & Nurturing Client Relations

OCT 9

Digital Marketing

OCT 16

High Impact Presentations

NOV 13

Conflict Resolution Development

NOV 20

Client Relationship Development

DEC 11

Innovation Management

Chamber of Commerce

Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
(parking provided)

Legitech and the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology, department of Executive Education, have developed 5 workshops that will inspire professionals and practitioners looking for skills to build and nurture client relations in the legal, fiscal and accountancy domains.

9-Oct-19 | Digital Marketing

Instructor: Benedikt Jonas

Understanding rapidly evolving world of internet marketing, changes in consumer behaviour and opportunities, problems, tactics & strategies associated with internet-specific marketing tools in the legal and consultancy environment. Introduce participants to various digital channels, their advantages and ways of integration.

16-Oct-19 | High Impact Presentations

Instructor: Esther Celosse

Delivering presentations with confidence & impact in the legal community and environment. This workshop identifies & explains the secrets to high impact delivery presentations and provides the context to put the learnings into practice. Adapted to legal & consultancy environment.

13-Nov-19 | Conflict resolution & Assertiveness

Instructor: Keith Amoss

Standing your ground (in the client relationship) in the legal environment. This workshop aids the development of awareness & approach to detect, avoid & manage potential conflict situations within the legal environment. Focusing on reinforcing key efficient communication behaviors that work across a wide range of business & organizational situations.

20-Nov-19 | Client Relationship Development

Instructor: Olivier Hance

Growing & maintaining Client Relationships in the legal environment. This workshop gives an overview of the key elements of client relationship management, recognize & address potential threats to existing relationships and how to develop fruitful existing & new relationships. Adapted to participants working environment.

11-Dec-19 | Innovation Management

Instructor: German Castignani

Understanding Innovation Management. Guiding participants through the innovation process, from invention disclosure up to successful commercial transformation. Open innovation & co-development strategies will be included, likewise strategies for protection & licencing of intellectual property. This workshop develops the awareness & approach to assist clients in their innovation process and at the same time, stimulates the participant to set innovation in their own agenda.

If you register for all the workshops you have one workshop for free.

Key Benefits

  • Learn today, apply tomorrow.
  • Living this graduate level educational experience will enhance your career opportunities by developing your skills and abilities.
  • Participants will receive a proof of recognition (Certificate of Attendance) dated and signed by both Legitech and the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology.

Who Should Attend?

  • All workshops will be adapted to the need of the specific environment of the participants and can be (re)designed for in-house purposes or open-registration purposes.

Duration

3 Hours (09:00-12:00)

Language

English or French

Location

Chamber of Commerce in Kirchberg.
Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Parking available on site. Easy access by tram, bus and vel’OH!

For more information and registration: www.legitech.lu/shucycle

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Princeton Review Puts SHU Students Among USA’s Happiest

Princeton Review Puts SHU Students Among Nation’s Happiest

The Sacred Heart University community hasn’t been exaggerating about its cheerful, generous and door-holding students. They are the real thing, and there’s proof—again.

According to The Princeton Review, SHU is not only one of the best 385 colleges and universities in the nation for undergraduates to earn their degrees, it is also home to happy students who give back. Out of 20 schools from across the country, SHU ranked 10th for “Happiest Students,” (up seven spots from last year) and 13th for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” (up six spots from last year).

It’s wonderful to have this affirmation that our students enjoy Sacred Heart. They also understand the importance of volunteering and helping those in need. Many of our students spend their winter, spring and summer breaks on mission trips working with nonprofits to better the lives of families and children near and far. Social justice is a key piece of SHU’s mission, and our strong tradition of community service is an expression of that. This recognition of our students is well deserved.

SHU President John J. Petillo

Kevin O’Sullivan, Executive Director of Admissions, said the “Happiest Students” rank is a testament to the University’s commitment to providing students with first-class facilities and experiences,

This ranking confirms that we identify and meet students’ needs, allowing them to learn and thrive.

Kevin O’Sullivan, SHU Executive Director of Admissions

The Princeton Review company profiles and recommends SHU in the 2020 edition of its annual guide, The Best 385 Colleges. It selects only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges and universities to profile, based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.

Responses from SHU students who answered The Princeton Review survey included, “We all hold doors for each other, help each other out, and look out for one another.” They described the student body as “one of the most tight-knit groups of people” to which they have ever belonged. Students also said the University offers “unique and amazing” internship and job opportunities,” professors are “enthusiastic, encouraging and helpful” and they appreciate that faculty members “allow students to engage with their research which then will allow kids to get published.”

We salute Sacred Heart University for its outstanding academics, and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,

Robert Franek, Editor-In-Chief & Lead Author of The Best 385 Colleges, The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and 62 ranking lists in The Best 385 Colleges are posted at www.princetonreview.com/best385.