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Insights from the Markets Group Switzerland 7th Institutional Investor Forum

Navigating Alternative Investments and Private Markets



I'm thrilled to share my experience as the moderator of a captivating panel discussion at the Markets Group 7th Annual Switzerland Institutional Forum. This prestigious event, held on October 24th, 2023, at the Marriott Hotel in Zurich, brought together a diverse audience, including pensions, endowments, foundations, hospital plans, insurance companies, and investment consultants. We convened to delve into the ever-evolving world of institutional investing.

Moderating the panel discussion titled "Alternatives & Private Market Investments – Time to Shine," lasting an engaging 35 minutes, was a true pleasure. I had the privilege of guiding industry experts such as Robin Haber, Director of Private Markets at Feri, Dominique Megret, Head of Swisscom Venture, Dario My, Board Member of the Investment Committee at Pensionskasse Thurgau and Mark Ebert, CEO of Quaero Capital.

Together, we explored the dynamic landscape of alternative and private market investments, uncovering their strategic significance and potential to enhance portfolio diversification and performance. These asset classes have also demonstrated themselves as hubs of innovation within institutional investing, adding an extra layer of excitement to our discussions.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to have facilitated this enlightening discussion, shedding light on the transformative power of alternative assets in institutional portfolios. Our engaged audience played a pivotal role by posing thought-provoking questions that further enriched the discourse.

The resounding success of the day stands as a testament to the shared commitment of both participants and organizers, all dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations about the future of institutional investing. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to my esteemed panelists for their invaluable contributions, to our engaged audience, and to the event organizers for providing the platform for these stimulating discussions.


I eagerly anticipate continuing this learning journey and sharing insights regarding the growing significance of alternative and private market investments. I welcome the opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and further contribute to the ongoing dialogue in this ever-evolving field.


Looking forward to more exciting collaborations and discussions on Alternative and Private Markets investment strategies!


Warm regards,

Marie-Laure Mikkelsen Founding Partner, Alfinas Alternative Advisers



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