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20 - 23 September 2021
InterContinental O2London

Joaquín Alexandre Ruiz Tarré
Head – EIF Discretionary Portfolio at European Investment Fund (EIF)


Joaquín began his career in wealth management at UK’s firm of advisors Levy Gee (Madrid; 01-03). In 2006, he moved to Luxembourg and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (03-06), advising various Private Equity funds on investment structures.

After his MBA (06-07), Joaquin joined the European Investment Fund in 2008, where he has invested over EUR 1.4bn in multiple asset classes; his track record includes fund investments in venture, small and medium buyouts and hybrid debt/equity funds, direct co-investments in companies under the Mezzanine Co-investment Fund, a EUR 100m direct co-investment program which he managed, and secondary investments.

Joaquin is heading EIF secondary activities; and since 2016, in charge of EIF’s Discretionary Portfolio, a EUR 250m programme targeting secondary investments, he has closed 14 investments to date.

At EIF, Joaquin has also managed and invested Neotec Capital Riesgo, a EUR 183m Spanish based fund-of- funds and co-investment fund, and the Portugal Venture Capital Initiative, a EUR 111m Luxembourg based fund-of- funds to develop the Portuguese private equity market.

Joaquin holds a Degree in Law from Nebrija University (Madrid; 97-01) and an International MBA, from IE Business School (Madrid and Shanghai; 06-07).

Agenda Sessions

  • LP-led transactions: back to normal?


Speakers at this event