Team

Board of Directors

Cédric Marchal

Ingo Hepp

Cédric Marchal

Born in 1974, Cédric has already more than 20 years’ experience in financial matters, especially in private equity. During the years, he has contributed to the development of numerous economic and commercial projects in Europe, becoming quite an expert in these fields, while building a network of HNW and UHNW individuals in several countries. In 2003, Cédric and Ingo Hepp the Belgian based company Invesment for Wealth AG, a professional adventure that would lead to the current structure. Today, Cédric is a Director of iW Partners SA. Cédric holds a Master Degree in Administration and Management and a University Degree in economic sciences. He is also graduated in marketing management.

Contact

Email:cm@iw-partners.com

Ingo Hepp

Ingo Hepp

Ingo Hepp

Born in 1976, Ingo started his career in 1998, when he joined the trading room at Riga & Cie, a Belgian based investment firm later aquired by Banque Degroof. Year after year, his expertise grew and enabled him to obtain the necessary certificates and become a market maker for the Euronext and Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In 2003, he founded with Cédric Marchal the Belgian based company Investment for Wealth AG, in which he worked as an authorized representative for Petercam, one of the biggest independant investment firms in Belgium. As of 2005, Ingo was also an institutional advisor for Petercam (Luxembourg) SA with a focus on raw materials and precious metals. In 2012 he launched the umbrella iW Alternative SIF (« iW SIF »). He also accepted a 24-month mission as a Director for Bellatrix Asset Management, a Luxembourg based management company. Today, as Director and Conducting Officer of iW Partners, Ingo is channeling all his energies in the distribution of our funds and inspiring the development of the company’s future activities.

Christian Bertrand

Ingo Hepp

Christian Bertrand

Born in 1959, Christian has more than 30 years’ experience in the private banking and asset management industries. Christian started his career in Luxembourg in 1987 as an IT Officer with CECG, a local investment firm. He became later the CEO of CECG. In 1999, Christian was hired by Petercam (Luxembourg) SA in order to join the Management Board of that Luxembourg based investment firm. As a member of different fund’s BoD and, later, as a conducting officer for different self-managed UCITS, he build a strong expertise in the asset management business. In 2010, Christian was given the opportunity to take the lead on the Petercam fund administration department as a member of the Petercam Institutional AM Executive Committee. Within the Petercam Group, Christian successfully supervised different projects as, among others, the IT migration of the Luxembourg private banking business line, the fund administration outsourcing to the CACEIS Group and the launch of the Petercam Luxembourg management company. Christian, who joined the team in January 2015 lead the structuring of iW Partners as an authorized AIFM and is today Director and Conducting Officer of the company, in charge of risk management, administration, valuation and compliance. Christian holds a Master Degree in mathematics (University of Liège) and a Master Degree in IT sciences (University of Liège).

Management Board

Christian Bertrand

Risk Management/Administration/ Valuation/Compliance
Ingo Hepp

Christian Bertrand

Born in 1959, Christian has more than 30 years’ experience in the private banking and asset management industries. Christian started his career in Luxembourg in 1987 as an IT Officer with CECG, a local investment firm. He became later the CEO of CECG. In 1999, Christian was hired by Petercam (Luxembourg) SA in order to join the Management Board of that Luxembourg based investment firm. As a member of different fund’s BoD and, later, as a conducting officer for different self-managed UCITS, he build a strong expertise in the asset management business. In 2010, Christian was given the opportunity to take the lead on the Petercam fund administration department as a member of the Petercam Institutional AM Executive Committee. Within the Petercam Group, Christian successfully supervised different projects as, among others, the IT migration of the Luxembourg private banking business line, the fund administration outsourcing to the CACEIS Group and the launch of the Petercam Luxembourg management company. Christian, who joined the team in January 2015 lead the structuring of iW Partners as an authorized AIFM and is today Director and Conducting Officer of the company, in charge of risk management, administration, valuation and compliance. Christian holds a Master Degree in mathematics (University of Liège) and a Master Degree in IT sciences (University of Liège).

Elmar Schins

Portfolio Management/ Supervision Internal Audit
Ingo Hepp

Elmar Schins

Born in 1964, Elmar, a national of Luxembourg and Belgium, has been involved in private banking in Luxembourg for the last 30 years providing wealth management and client advisory services. After acquiring a first professional experience in the German automotive industry, he started his career in the financial sector at KBL Luxembourg in 1988 as a client adviser, before leaving that bank for a similar function at Banque Indosuez Luxembourg. From 1991 to 2001 he specialized as a portfolio manager at MeesPierson Private Bank & Trust Luxembourg, before joining Petercam Luxembourg in 2001, where he focused on developing and managing a portfolio of international High Net Worth Individuals. Besides he acted as a fund manager of a global strategy investment fund. In early 2018, he joined iW Partners as a Conducting Officer, in charge of portfolio management and supervision of the internal audit process. Elmar is also focused on the development of private wealth management services. Elmar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade from HEPL (Liège). He is fluent in German, French, Dutch, English and Luxembourgish.

Investment Managers

Jean-Charles de le Court

Selection of external asset managers
Ingo Hepp

Jean-Charles de le Court

Born in 1969, Jean-Charles was, in the late ’90s, senior portfolio manager of the awarded bond, money market and mixed funds of the KBL-EPB Group in Luxembourg. From 2002 to 2006, he acted as a senior portfolio manager with Petercam in Brussels, where he set up and managed the open-architecture products. In 2005, Jean-Charles launched the fund of funds Apis Lucrosa Ltd for a group of families and finally joined the Management Board of iW Alternative SIF in 2012. In 2014, Jean-Charles supervised the 2014 incorporation of Apis Lucrosa Ltd in the umbrella iW Alternative SIF – Apis Lucrosa sub-fund and is today Investment Manager, in charge of the selection of external asset managers. Jean-Charles holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Namur and a post-graduate degree in International Relations from the University of Vienna.

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