Private Equity & Other Alternative Asset Course

In partnership with

LPEA Luxembourg Private Equity Venture Capital Association


The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and Sacred Heart University Luxembourg (SHULU) 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 SHULU developed a comprehensive curriculum that offers a unique opportunity to deep-dive into Private Equity and Venture Capital.

September 28 - October 28
18:30 - 21:30 (3 hours per class)
12 classes (1-2 classes per week)
Certificate Course
Chamber of Commerce (Training Center Luxembourg-Kirchberg - parking provided)

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    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.


    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.


    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.)


    Gunter Fischer, Ph.D., MBA, MBL

    Jens Hoellermann, MBA, DBA


    Standard Price: €1,950 (EUR)
    Price includes learning materials and processing fee.

    Schedule of the classes

    28th September 2021


    30th September 2021

    Structure and organization of a PE fund

    2nd October 2021

    How is a PE fund raising & The growing importance of Family Offices

    5th October 2021

    PE transactions & Investment Phase

    7th October 2021

    Tax structuring

    12th October 2021

    Investment and fund valuation of PE

    14th October 2021

    Value creation and exit strategies

    18th October 2021

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations & duties and duties and responsibilities of board directors

    20th October 2021

    Venture Capital

    22nd October 2021

    Fund of funds & secondaries

    26th October 2021

    Private Debt

    28th October 2021

    Real assets (real estate, infrastructure)


    This initiative with the Sacred Heart University 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.


    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.