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Professional Standards Committee

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee develops and maintains strong professional conduct guidelines and working practices for the private equity industry in Europe. The Committee's members are drawn from across Invest Europe's membership and make recommendations to the Invest Europe Board of Directors about the strategy, policy and practicalities relating to professional standards, including responsible investment and investor reporting.

The Committee is responsible for Invest Europe’s Handbook of Professional Standards, a regularly-updated publication setting out the principles of transparency, accountability and governance that our members must abide by.

The Committee is supported by the Responsible Investment Roundtable and the Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting.


John Renkema, APG Asset Management


Martin Kõdar, BaltCap AS


Claus Asbjørn Andersson, Sunstone Life Science Ventures 
Daniel Gregor, Allianz Capital Partners
Erwann Le Ligné, Eurazeo PME
Tony Lissaman, 3i Group plc
Ryan McNelley, Duff & Phelps
Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP

Erin Sarret, StepStone Group

Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V.
Sabine Vermassen, Capricorn Partners NV
Simon Witney, Travers Smith


Professional Standards Committee Working Groups

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee draws extensively on the expertise and knowledge gathered in different Working Groups. It features two sub-Committees of Invest Europe members and experts, each chaired by a Professional Standards Committee member.

Responsible Investment Roundtable

The Invest Europe Responsible Investment Roundtable encourages the debate of responsible investment practices and ESG issues in European private equity. In light of the increasing focus on sustainable finance in European policymaking, it also plays an ever more important role in supporting Invest Europe’s political advocacy work by providing input for public consultation responses and giving expert advice on (new or revised) legislative measures.

Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting

The Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting is the leading group behind the development and regular updating of the Invest Europe Investor Reporting Guidelines. In addition, it serves as an expert panel providing advice and answers to member requests and queries about accounting standards, reporting and valuation.


Ryan McNelley, Duff & Phelps


Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP


Ben Honeywood, KPMG
Manoj Jain, 3i Group plc
Robert Schlachter, LGT Capital Partners Ltd
Timo Strunkmann-Meister, Capital Dynamics
Glyn Thomas, IQ-EQ

Operating to the highest professional standards

Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry's professional standards, shaping the principles of ethical behaviour and trust that govern the relationships between private equity managers, their investors and portfolio companies.

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