EUROPA INVESTOR DAY
Welcome to our Investor Day 2023, hosted in the colourful and cultured city of Düsseldorf. We’re looking forward to seeing you in person, as we take you through your fund and portfolio updates, share the latest Europa news and offer property tours in the Southern Netherlands.
Unique to this year, you’ll also benefit from the valuable perspectives of Olivier Sibony, best-selling author, academic and expert in strategic decision making, in our intimate keynote and Q&A session.
Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf, Speditionstraße 19, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany
Meet or Departure
MONDAY 15 MAY
Meet in the hotel lobby for an informal welcome dinner at Restaurant Vossen
TUESDAY 16 MAY
Welcome and business update – Rob Sim
From team changes to our new look, find out what’s been going on at Europa and how this affects youMeeting Room I-II
Europa’s investment approach – Russell Chaplin
How seeking mispriced risk will help investment performanceMeeting Room I-II
Keynote speech by Olivier Sibony
Why smart people make bad decisionsMeeting Room I-II
Morning session closing remarksMeeting Room I-II
Lunch in hotelFoyer
EFV Update Presentation – Simon HooperMeeting Room III
EDIF Update Presentation – Andy Watson, Emilie Bouthors and Diederik BakkerMeeting Room I-II
EFVI Update Presentation – Rachel Hanke, Robert Martin and Jeremy BullockMeeting Room I-II
Value-add LP only sessionMeeting Room I-II
EDIF LP only sessionMeeting Room III
Meet in hotel lobby
Depart hotel by coach
Dinner at Mbassy by Frank
WEDNESDAY 17 MAY
Check out per your own travel arrangements, with optional property tours:
Meet in hotel lobby for Value Add tour departure
Meet in hotel lobby for EDIF tour departure
Lunch back at the hotel Hyatt Regency
Timings are approximate
VALUE ADD ASSET TOUR ITINERARY
EDIF ASSET TOUR ITINERARY
EUROPA TEAM SPEAKER BIO'S
Rob SimManaging Partner
Rob is the Managing Partner of Europa and a member of the value-add Investment Committee. Before joining Europa in 2003, Rob worked at LaSalle Investment Management, and was responsible for investment on behalf of a major UK pension fund. Rob started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle on the graduate training programme in 1988. Rob is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Rob received an MA in Economics and Geography from St Andrews University and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying from Reading University.
Russell ChaplinChief Investment Officer
Russell is the Chief Investment Officer at Europa and is responsible for the delivery of Europa’s investment goals. Before joining Europa in 2022, Russell worked at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he was the Chief Investment Officer for the property team. He also held strategic roles at UBS Global Asset Management and Henderson Global Investors. Russell is an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Russell received a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and holds MPhil (Cantab) and PhD (Cantab) degrees in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge. Russell is also a Chartered Surveyor, MRICS.
Rachel HankeManaging Director, Fund Manager
Rachel is the Fund Manager for Europa Fund VI, the sixth in Europa’s series of value-add funds investing across Europe. Before joining Europa, Rachel worked at AIG Global Real Estate and FREO Group and was responsible for portfolio management, investment and asset management, and business development. Rachel started in real estate in 2007 and prior to that received a Master’s in Accountancy from the University of Georgia and has an MBA from London Business School.
Simon HooperPartner, Fund Manager
Simon is the Fund Manager for Europa’s value-add funds III, IV and V. Prior to this role, Simon held the role of Head of Asset Management at Europa, having oversight of all asset management initiatives of the value-add funds. Before joining Europa, Simon was Head of Management, Valuation and Consultancy at King Sturge in Prague and held various roles at King Sturge, Bristol City Council and Humberts. Simon is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Land Management from De Montfort University.
Andy WatsonPartner, Fund Manager
Andy is a Partner at Europa and is the Fund Manager for the Europa Diversified Income Fund. Andy joined Europa in January 2018 to lead the firm’s long-term income investment initiative for pan-European real estate. Based in Paris, Andy is responsible for leading the dedicated team and formulating the Fund’s strategy. Andy, former Chief Investment Officer for Continental Europe at LaSalle Investment Management, brings with him considerable experience in providing diversified long-term income to institutional investors. He has a BA in Modern Languages from Oxford University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Having lived in France since 1995, Andy has recently acquired French nationality.
Emilie BouthorsManaging Director, Deputy Fund Manager
Emilie is Deputy Fund Manager at Europa and is responsible for Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF. As Deputy Fund Manager, Emilie is the focal point for all of Europa’s teams that work on the Fund, including the transaction management, asset management, fund accounting, real estate finance and investor relations teams. Before joining Europa in 2021, Emilie held fund management roles at Generali Real Estate, Nuveen and CBRE Investment Management. Emilie started her career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst. Emilie received an MSc in Management, Majors in finance and business strategy from HEC Paris.
Diederik BakkerManaging Director, Asset Management
Diederik is a Managing Director at Europa and is responsible for the asset management of Europa’s open-ended pan-European core fund, EDIF, and for the value-add portfolios in the Netherlands. Before joining Europa in 2021, Diederik worked at Multi Corporation (Blackstone) where he was a Senior Director overseeing teams in Ireland, UK, Benelux, Germany, Spain and Portugal. Diederik has also had senior positions at LaSalle Investment Management and UBS, including founding the Benelux asset management departments at both firms. Diederik is a fellow of the RICS (FRICS) and a past member of the RICS European Board. Diederik received an Msc in Financial Management from the University of Nyenrode.
Jeremy BullockHead of Value-Add Asset Management
Jeremy Bullock is Managing Director at Europa, and is responsible for the Value Add UK and European retail portfolio alongside a number of office assets. Before joining Europa in 2021, Jeremy was a Director at Tristan Capital for 7 years, and was responsible for the UK portfolio consisting of office, retail, logistics and industrial assets. Jeremy career has covered a number of private equity and property companies over a 30 year period. Jeremy is a member of the RICS. Jeremy received a Bsc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Surveying from Nottingham Trent University.
Robert MartinPartner, Head of Investments
Robert is a Partner and a member of the value-add Investment Committee at Europa. Robert is the Head of Investments for the Pan-European fund series. Before co-founding Europa Capital, Robert worked at St Quintin and Herring Baker Harris in London. Robert is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a BSc in Land Management from Reading University, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Chris Miller-JonesDirector, Head of ESG
Chris joined Europa as Head of ESG in August 2022. He is responsible for delivering ESG solutions and initiatives across Europa Capital’s Funds and leading the development of Europa Capital’s Net Zero strategy. Chris has over 20 years environmental and sustainability consultancy experience working for Arcadis, WSP and KPMG. Prior to joining Europa, Chris was Director of Sustainability at BWB Consulting. Chris received a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University and a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Leicester. Chris is active in his local community and was formerly co-convenor for the UKELA environmental due diligence working party group.
MAKING BETTER INVESTMENT DECISIONS
Key note with Olivier Sibony
This promises to be a fascinating session by Olivier Sibony, Professor of Strategy and co-author of ‘Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement’, which explores cognitive biases and the presence of noise in decision-making, and ‘You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake’, about how people often rely on heuristics and mental shortcuts.
Olivier’s keynote is unique to our audience and will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological factors impacting your investment decisions. You’ll learn about the types of bias that distort judgements, with techniques to combat them – and to ultimately become a better decision maker
There will be a Q&A after the keynote so get thinking about what you’d like to talk to him about, while in this small and personal setting.