We build strong partnerships with our investors

Since its foundation in 1996, Ardian has attracted a large and diverse investor base that now numbers more than 1,600. To support our growth, we have built an outstanding team of investor relations professionals who ensure every LP receives a fast, personal service, based on diligence, transparency and responsiveness. Our investors’ willingness to deepen their relationship with us over time, committing to succeeding generations of our funds and adding new asset classes, bears witness to the success of our approach. On average, Ardian investors now hold more than three of our products. We attribute this to our strong, long-term investment performance and our deep-rooted culture of service.

MEET OUR team

  • 3.6

    Ardian products per client

  • High reporting standard

    through Trustview, Ardian Investor Portal

  • 135+

    Investor Relations professionals

Our goal is to deliver a world-class service to our LPs that combines personal relationships with intuitive digital tools that will allow them to access the information they need when they need it.

Jan Philipp Schmitz Executive Vice-President

Local Investor Relations Managers

As our investor base has become larger and more global, we have steadily expanded our team of investor relations professionals, who are spread across our global network of offices. Being close to our investors ensures we can deliver the highest level of service and build strong, long-lasting investor partnerships.

Comprehensive and transparent reporting

Ardian achieves industry-leading levels of transparency in its investment reporting. We were among the first private investment managers to include information on the ESG performance of our portfolio companies in our quarterly reports to investors – an increasingly important topic to many of them.

Innovative reporting capability

Our investor relationships now span successive fund generations and multiple products. To accommodate this we have developed comprehensive, interactive reporting which offers complete performance transparency. Through pioneering reporting technology, we provide a single, consolidated view of an investor’s commitments in funds managed or advised by Ardian, including individual cash flow projections. The investor relations team also provides an extensive range of additional reports and statements throughout the year, augmented by quarterly conference calls and an Annual General Meeting where investors can review and discuss Ardian’s latest investment activites.

Our services

Based on diligence, transparency and responsiveness.

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Investor Relations Managers

Ardian calls on a global network of more than 60 dedicated Investor Relations Managers, covering the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to build strong and trusting relationships with its LPs. Investor Relations Managers serve as the first point of contact for investors. They are supported by the Product Management and Client Servicing teams.

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Product Management

The Product Management team, composed of over 20 professionals, is dedicated to Ardian’s fundraising activities. Launching and marketing new products alongside our Investor Relations Managers, the team, based in Paris and London, also guides prospective investors through the process of subscribing to our funds.

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Client Servicing

The Client Servicing Team, composed of over 25 professionals, supports our existing LPs. As an everyday point of contact, the team is dedicated to answering investors’ questions and requests within 48 hours, or to a specified deadline. Team members are based throughout the world’s time zones: Paris, Frankfurt, London, New York, Santiago, Singapore and Tokyo.

The Team

Ardian’s Investor Relations department comprises over 80 professionals and is organized into three functions: Investor Relations Managers, Product Management and Client Servicing.

"The goal is to offer every investor a high-quality, personal service that exceeds their expectations. Our success depends upon it."

Jan Philipp Schmitz Executive Vice-President
Jan Philipp Schmitz

Jan Philipp Schmitz

Executive Vice-President, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Investor Relations, Deputy Co-Head of Secondaries & Primaries

François-Aïssa Touazi

François-Aïssa Touazi

Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Investor Relations (MENA, South-East Asia & Africa & France) & Public Affairs & Senior Managing Director

Florian Kluge

Florian Kluge

COO Investor Relations and Co-Head of Investor Relations Europe & Senior Managing Director

Michael Bane

Michael Bane

Head of Americas Investor Relations & Senior Managing Director

Etienne Arnould

Etienne Arnould

Co-Head of Investor Relations Europe & Managing Director

Julie Burgermeister

Julie Burgermeister

Co-Head of Investor Relations Europe & Managing Director

John Haug

John Haug

Head of US Institutional Investor Relations & Managing Director

Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller

Managing Director | North America

Frederick-Castonguay

Frédérick Castonguay

Managing Director | North America

Patrick Shuttleworth

Patrick Shuttleworth

Investor Relations Managing Director | UK

Martin Kessi

Martin Kessi

Head of Switzerland & Head of Customized Solutions

Erwan Paugam

Erwan Paugam

Head of Private Wealth Solutions & Managing Director

Nicolas Gazitua

Nicolas Gazitua

Head of Latin America Investor Relations & Managing Director

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Won Ha

Head of Singapore & Korea and Managing Director

Kanji Takenaka

Kanji Takenaka

Head of Ardian Japan & Managing Director

Jason Yao

Jason Yao

Head of Greater China and Senior Managing Director

Farid Masmoudi

Farid Masmoudi

Deputy Head of Investor Relations MENA & Head of Investor Relations Central Asia and BIM

Yacine ZARROUK

Yacine Zarrouk

Deputy Head of Investor Relations MENA & Managing Director

Caline Haddad

Caline Haddad

Head of Product Team & Consultant Engagement | London & New York

Jérôme Jouyet

Jérôme Jouyet

Head of Product Team & Managing Director | Paris

Yves Genouvrier

Yves Genouvrier

Global Head of Client Servicing & Managing Director

CRAVERO Guillaume

Guillaume CRAVERO

Head of Public Affairs & Managing Director

Thierry Caboche

Thierry Caboche

Head of International Public Affairs & Managing Director

Manuel Haeusler

Manuel Häusler

Senior Managing Director | Germany

Christophe Kuenzler

Christophe Kuenzler

Investor Relations Managing Director | Switzerland

Erik Rosensvärd

Erik Rosensvärd

Investor Relations Managing Director | Nordics

Fan_Isabelle

Isabelle Fan

Managing Director | Greater China

Colin Wang

Colin Wang

Managing Director | Greater China

Benjamin Boller

Benjamin Boller

Private Wealth Solutions & Investor Relations Director

Mayuka Tamai

Mayuka Tamai

Investor Relations Director | Japan

Mark Cornelis

Mark Cornelis

Investor Relations Director | Netherlands

Marion Hascoët

Marion Hascoët

Investor Relations Director | Benelux

Hee-Jin Kim

Jane heejin Kim

Investor Relations Director | Korea

Yoochan Lee

Yoochan Lee

Investor Relations Director | Korea

Jan Mehlhorn

Jan Mehlhorn

Investor Relations Director | Germany

Luca Minini

Luca Minini

Investor Relations Director | Southern Europe

Joanna Osinibi

Joanna Osinibi

Investor Relations Director | UK

Andy Wu

Andy Wu

Investor Relations Director | Greater China

Charles Adjakpa

Charles Adjakpa

Client Servicing Director

Benjamin Mathieu

Benjamin Mathieu

Client Servicing Director

Hae Young Kang

Hae Young Kang

Client Servicing Director

Nicolas Bellicam

Nicolas Bellicam

Senior Investor Relations Manager | France

Xavier Stapylton-Smith

Xavier Stapylton-Smith

Senior Investor Relations Manager | France

Joshua Dillon

Joshua Dillon

Senior Investor Relations Manager | Australia

Roland Valentin Rataj

Roland Valentin Rataj

Senior Investor Relations Manager - Product Management | London

Forman-Ian

Ian Forman

Senior Manager - Private Wealth Solutions & Investor Relations I North America

Anas_Tajoudin

Anas Tajudin

Senior Investor Relations Manager | MENA

Claire Anderson

Claire Anderson

Senior Investor Relations Manager | North America

Edouard Villain

Edouard Villain

Private Wealth Solutions & Investor Relations Manager | MENA

Michael-Urquhart

Michael Urquhart

Investor Relations Manager | North America

Malik BOUMEDDIENE

Malik BOUMEDDIENE

Investor Relations Manager | MENA-BIM

Hannah-Scherer

Hannah Scherer

Investor Relations Manager | Germany

Farrah Fedhila

Farrah Fedhila

Investor Relations Senior Associate | MENA-BIM

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Jake Sanghyun Joe

Investor Relations Senior Associate | Corea

Eric Rolli

Eric Rolli

Investor Relations Senior Associate | Spain

Brian-Willi

Brian Willi

Investor Relations Associate | Switzerland

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Publications

Ardian 2023 Integrated Report

This year’s Integrated Report was conceived in collaboration with Ardian’s Millennial Committee, the body composed of 18 members representing the company’s younger generation. The report draws on their insights, experience and enthusiasm in the presentation of strategic global topics for Ardian as well as key initiatives undertaken within the company.

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Ardian 2022 Integrated Report

This year for the first time we are publishing an Integrated Report, which brings together in a single document the separate Activity and Sustainability Reports that we have produced up to now. Our aim in doing this is to give a more comprehensive and coherent understanding of how Ardian creates value for all our stakeholders.

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Ardian Corporate Brochure

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house that operates globally from a network of 19 offices and manages or advises $160 billion of assets on behalf of more than 1,560 clients globally.

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2021 Activity Report

Ardian is a global investment house, specializing in three broad asset classes: Private Equity, Real Assets and Credit.

Read our 2021 Activity Report and discover how we are committing ourselves to responsible investment solutions.

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Best Asset Managers

Korean Investors

In February 2024, Ardian has received a Best Asset Managers award by Korean Investors in the Best Client Service in Infrastructure (Large-Cap) category.

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European Private Markets Fund Manager of the Year

Funds Europe Awards

In November 2023, Ardian has been named “European Private Markets Fund Manager of the Year” at the 19th annual Funds Europe Awards ceremony.

Best Asset Manager for Best Client Service in the Private Equity

Korean Investors Awards 2020

Ardian Korea won the title Best Asset Manager for Best Client Service in the Private Equity (large cap) category at the Korea Economic Daily.