Team

Board of Directors

Cédric MARCHAL

Director
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 launched the Belgian based company Investment 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

Pierre DE BACKER

Director
Ingo Hepp

Pierre DE BACKER

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Christian BERTRAND

Managing Director
Ingo Hepp

Christian BERTRAND

After a career of more than 10 years with the Luxembourg wealth manager Comptoir Européen de Change et de Gestion, Christian joined the Petercam Group in 1999 where he was first appointed Manager and then Managing Director of the Luxembourg PSF, more specifically in charge of Administration, Internal Control, Operations and Compliance. After having assumed management functions within Petercam’s Belgian asset management company, he then participated in the constitution of the Luxembourg management company of the same Group within which he took on the function of Managing Director. In 2015, Christian finally joined the Alternative Investment Fund Manager IW Partners. A graduate in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the University of Liège, his main centres of expertise are project management, central administration and portfolio management. Christian speaks French and English.

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Email:cb@iw-partners.com

Management Board

Christian BERTRAND

Investment management and operations
Ingo Hepp

Christian BERTRAND

After a career of more than 10 years with the Luxembourg wealth manager Comptoir Européen de Change et de Gestion, Christian joined the Petercam Group in 1999 where he was first appointed Manager and then Managing Director of the Luxembourg PSF, more specifically in charge of Administration, Internal Control, Operations and Compliance. After having assumed management functions within Petercam’s Belgian asset management company, he then participated in the constitution of the Luxembourg management company of the same Group within which he took on the function of Managing Director. In 2015, Christian finally joined the Alternative Investment Fund Manager IW Partners. A graduate in Mathematical and Computer Sciences from the University of Liège, his main centres of expertise are project management, central administration and portfolio management. Christian speaks French and English.

Contact

Email:cb@iw-partners.com

Jean-Nicolas CHARLIER

Risk management and IT
Ingo Hepp

Jean-Nicolas CHARLIER

After 7 years dedicated to the industrial sector, Jean-Nicolas first joined the Axa Group as Project Manager Officer. He then joined KPMG in the Advisory department before joining the Degroof Group in 2009. Within the Degroof Group, he successively joined the Bank’s Project division, then joined the management company where he held the positions of Chief Compliance Officer and then Chief Risk Officer. When the Degroof and Petercam groups merged, Jean-Nicolas coordinated the merger of the management companies in Luxembourg, then the migration of Petercam’s funds to the Group’s platform. Jean-Nicolas joined IW Partners in 2019. Jean-Nicolas is an engineer, graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Toulouse in Applied Mathematics and speaks French, English and some Russian. His centres of expertise are Project Management, Compliance and Risk Management.

Contact

Email:jnc@iw-partners.com

Sandra LUCENTE

Compliance and legal
Ingo Hepp

Sandra LUCENTE

Sandra started her career with the asset management company of JP Morgan in Luxembourg, first as a Transfer Agent before joining the Compliance department for almost 10 years. Sandra then joined the Wealth Manager Petercam, where she became Chief Compliance Officer, General Secretariat and Legal Officer. She also participated in the constitution of the Management Company of this group, which she joined as a Conducting Officer. Following the merger with the Degroof Group, Sandra joined Degroof Petercam Asset Services in 2016 and more particularly the Project Department. She joined IW Partners in 2019. Sandra graduated in Law from the University of Liège with a specialization in European and International Law from the University of Maastricht. Her main focus is the legal field, Compliance but also Project Management. Sandra speaks French, Italian, English and has some knowledge of Spanish.

Contact

Email:sl@iw-partners.com

Investment Management

Elmar SCHINS

Equity and fixed income strategies
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 where he is in charge of equity and fixed income strategies. Elmar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade from HEPL (Liège). He is fluent in German, French, Dutch, English and Luxembourgish.

Contact

Email:es@iw-partners.com

Jean-Charles DE LE COURT

Fund of funds strategies
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 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.

Contact

Email:jcd@iw-partners.com

In Memoriam

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. In 2012 he launched the umbrella iW Alternative SIF and, later, strongly contributed to the incorporation of iW Partners as a fully licensed AIFM. He was appointed as a Managing Director of iW Partners where he was channeling all his energies in the distribution of our funds.

In July 2019, Ingo passed away in a tragic car accident. He will forever inspire the development of the company’s future activities.

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