Alternative assets valuation - Introduction

Inter-company training

Who is the training for?

  • Alternative investment fund managers and their employees
  • Conducting officers
  • Independent board members of alternative investment funds and their General Partners
  • Valuation practice staff
  • Financial managers
  • Accountants
  • Custodian officers
  • Relationship managers
  • Compliance officer and internal auditors
  • Other professionals of the financial sector involved in the management and/or administration of Alternatives vehicles

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Alternative asset classes (private equity, private debt, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate) have grown significantly over the past years and are expected to continue to grow as institutional (and individual) investors seek ways to diversify their portfolio holdings with various return and risk profiles.

Fair valuation of alternative investments/assets, including strength and reliability of the valuation process, is an ever-increasing area of focus for investors, fund managers, accounting standards setting bodies, auditors and regulators in the context of unprecedented market conditions and a challenging global economy.

PwC's Academy has developed this alternative valuation curriculum to help participants understand the challenges associated with fair valuation assessment of alternatives investments/assets.

This introduction course is designed for participants to acquire, develop a foundational knowledge on valuation concepts, methodologies and techniques used to value interest held privately and is complemented by modular courses, which provide further insights on significant asset classes within alternatives (private equity, private debt, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate).

By the end of this training, the participants will be able to acquire a foundational knowledge and understanding of valuation concepts, existing valuation guidelines and recognised methodologies across the alternative assets industry.


  • Valuation concepts for alternative products
  • Valuation guidelines and framework (IPEV guidelines, international valuation standards, Red Book)
  • Valuation methodologies (market approach, income approach, net assets approach)

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EN 390,00€
EN 390,00€

Additional information

Talat Kadret is a partner in the Audit department. Since joining PwC in 2007, he has gained experience in both medium side and international assignments. In particular, he has developed strong skills in auditing investment funds with a large focus on the Private Equity and Venture Capital industries. He is also leading our Alternatives Valuation Services practice. Talat is currently focussed on Private Equity / Venture Capital through the audit of several structures organised under various type of companies (SICAR, SIF, RAIF, SCSp, holding) as well as through the review of the valuation of the funds participation's (review of the fair market value using different valuation methods, application of the IPEV guidelines, etc.). The session is presented by PwC subject matter experts dealing on a daily basis with alternatives assets valuation topics.

Alexandre Goossens joined PwC Luxembourg in September 2014 and is responsible for the Real Estate & Infrastructure Advisory services within our Alternatives Valuation Services practice. Alexandre has been active in the real estate market, and has gained a strong experience through his roles as consultant and valuer. He leads a team dedicated to the annual review of more than 1,500 assets in Real Estate, debt (backed by Real Estate collaterals), infrastructure and forestry with an exposure on world markets. Alexandre is responsible for the set-up of risk management tools for funds investing in alternative assets (Real Estate, infrastructure, Real Estate debt). He is also an active member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Alix Altenor is an audit director in the Alternatives Valuation Services department at PwC Luxembourg within the Assurance Alternatives practice. He currently specialises in reviewing valuation models and assumptions used for private company equity and private debt valuations for financial reporting purposes. Alix has performed business valuations for a variety of purposes, including fair value accounting, impairment testing and deferred tax asset recoverability assessments. In his role, Alix has exposure to a range of valuation methodologies such as discounted cash flow models, trading and transaction multiple valuations, milestone analyses, and NAV as a practical expedient. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation and is a CPA licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

Samir Moussaoui joined PwC in 2012 and is a director within our Alternatives Valuation Services (AVS) practice. He has developed expertise of the Private Equity industry in the context of assurance engagements, with a focus on business valuations and modelling. He developed an extensive knowledge and set of skills on valuation processes, techniques, and market practices along with the relevant auditing skills. Samir helps lead our AVS practice in managing and delivering a diverse range of alternative Investments / assets valuation engagements in the context of assurance and non-assurance services to local and international clients and PwC Offices. He has exposure to a wide range of valuation methodologies such as discounted cash flow models, trading and transaction multiple valuations, net asset value approach as well as milestone analyses, primarily in the context of financial reporting. Samir is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Valuation Surveyor (MRICS).

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