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Investor Table
'Funds of Funds'

Thursday 23 March 2023
19:30 - 21:30 CET (Online)

In this interactive session, you will be introduced to the topic of Funds of Funds 
and how you can approach it as an impact investor.

Moderated by

Elena Yurchenko

Fund Manager Meraki Impact

Elena is a Fund Manager at Meraki Impact, a boutique single-family office for impact investors, focused on sustainable food system change, land restoration and biodiversity, food tech, and agri-tech. 

For over 13 years she held multiple senior financial roles at Danone and was the CFO of one of Meraki’s investees - reNature – a startup designing & implementing regen ag solutions. 

As a part of her passion for sustainable fashion and conscious consumption and her wish to draw attention to industry change, Elena founded ZŌE Studio, an innovative fashion brand featuring an iconic women’s wardrobe essential – the perfect shirt. 

The following four organizations will present examples of investing in funds of funds


Diana Wesselius-Simon
Managing Director Multi-Asset Impact Investing

Diana is a purpose-driven and experienced finance professional, with over 24 years of experience in debt and equity financing, focusing on the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors mostly in emerging markets. She began her career at ING Group, where she joined the global management trainee program, and held positions in the Asset Management and Wholesale banking divisions.
Before joining Anthos, Diana has been working at FMO in a variety of functions, initially focusing on the African region and later responsible for the Private Equity Energy team, which invests in equity funds, companies and projects that do contribute to the energy transition, with a global emerging markets coverage. Earlier in her FMO career, Diana had been responsible for two of the funds that FMO manages on behalf of the Dutch government. 

Diana is also active as an independent credit committee member of the Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund, which provides debt financing to innovative industrial circular technologies. 

Carbon Equity

Jacqueline van den Ende
Co-founder & CEO

Jacqueline van den Ende is co-founder of Amsterdam-based climate fintech company Carbon Equity. Carbon Equity seeks to connect next-generation capital to the world’s most impactful climate investing opportunities. Jacqueline brings a rather unique perspective as a founder turned investor turned founder, twice over. She worked as a private equity investor at HAL investments and more recently as a general partner at Venture Capital fund Peak Capital. She spent the other half of her career to date building and leading companies, including De Kleine Consultant, one of the largest European student-run strategy consultants, Rocket Internet-backed online real estate marketplace Lamudi in South East Asia, and Ant Financial backed Fintech scale-up TrueMoney.

Jacqueline is obsessed with the question of how we can leverage capital most effectively to mitigate climate change. In addition to her role as founder and CEO of Carbon Equity, she serves on the board of the Dutch last-mile delivery scale-up Trunkrs.

Kempen Capital Management

Ralph Engelchor
Portfolio Manager Global Impact Pool

Ralph Engelchor is a co-portfolio manager for Van Lanschot Kempen’s Global Impact Pool, a multi-manager - private markets focused Fund of Funds, which celebrated its 5-year anniversary in January 2023. Together with his team, Ralph is responsible for sourcing impact investment opportunities, investment and impact due diligence and managing the partnerships that are part of the Global Impact Pool. As engaged investors, Ralph and his team typically have a seat on the Advisory Committees of the funds they invest in, from which they engage in the implementation of the GP’s impact framework and related measurement activities.

Ralph has been with Van Lanschot Kempen since October 2012, focusing on manager selection across asset classes and geographies.

Wire Group

Ronald Janse
Chief Conscious Capital

Ronald, Chief Conscious Capital at Wire Group, will present Wire Thrive Fund II, a global Fund of funds. The focus is to build a portfolio of 12-15 funds that contribute towards natural and social healing. Wire Thrive Fund II builds upon the experience and learnings of the Wire Private Markets fund that was raised in 2020. 

Before joining Wire Group in 2019 as Fund manager, Ronald was active for 12 years in global investing at FMO. In his last role at FMO Ronald set up and managed a team of 12 investment professionals, responsible for overseeing equity investments in 40 financial institutions and 10 funds throughout global emerging markets. 

After the presentations, you'll split off into breakout groups, where the speakers answer your questions. 

* The content of this event does not constitute professional and/or financial advice but is intended to give you a flavour of what is out there in this field. 

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