Upcoming Monthly Finance Lunch

The thirty-fourth Luxembourg Monthly Finance Lunch

The Institute for Global Financial Integrity

takes pleasure in informing you that

Richard Pelly

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer, European Investment Fund

will speak on

"Myths and Reality in the Private Equity Market"

at the thirty‚Äźfourth Luxembourg Monthly Finance Lunch


on Wednesday 2 April 2014 at the Cercle Munster




About this month’s speaker

Richard Pelly is the outgoing Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund (EIF) seated in Luxembourg which is dedicated to enhancing access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises across Europe. Over the last few years of economic recession, he has successfully expanded EIF’s countercyclical role and more than doubled its impact on the provision of finance for growth and innovation. Under Richard Pelly’s leadership, the EIF has not only broadened its geographical reach but also considerably developed its product range to meet existing market needs and to help develop the venture and growth capital markets across Europe, as well as bank lending to SMEs.

Before joining the EIF in April 2008, Richard Pelly was Managing Director of Structured Asset Finance at Lloyds TSB Bank in London from 2005-2007 where he forged a 160 person strong team providing project, property and asset finance on a global basis. From 1998-2005, he worked for GE, first as Chairman and CEO of Budapest Bank in Hungary and then as CEO of UK Business Finance within GE Commercial Finance. Prior to his career at GE, Richard Pelly was working for Barclays Bank in various functions in the UK and in France from 1977-1997, including Business Development, Corporate Finance, Structured Finance and Retail Banking.

Richard Pelly holds an Honours degree in Psychology from Durham University, a Diploma from the Institute of Bankers and obtained an MBA with distinction from INSEAD Fontainebleau. In 2003, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List for Services to the Community in Hungary.

Richard Pelly is married with three children and is active in various voluntary sector organisations.


Drinks are served starting at 11:30 h. The guest speaker will commence at 12:15 h.

Lunch at 50 € per person, to be paid prior to lunch on TIGFI account: BCEELULL LU06 0019 3055 2757 2000

Registration on www.tigfi.org only. Click here to register

A no show policy will be enforced.

Journalists are welcome to attend the talk only without payment or to take lunch as regular paying guests.