Mr. Jan Pensaert

Director, representing Valiance Advisors LLP

Mr. Jan Pensaert is the founder and CEO/CIO of Valiance Asset Management Ltd., a specialist investment business with offices in London and Guernsey, formed in 2008.

From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pensaert was CEO of La Fayette Investment Management, a leading fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for the overall business management of the firm, as well as second member of the investment committee. During his tenure, the assets under management of the La Fayette Funds increased from $750 million to $5.5 billion. Prior to La Fayette, Mr. Pensaert was responsible for the European-based investment management and research activities of the Permal Group (assets under management of $10 billion at the time) from 2001-2003. Prior to that, he was active at Lazard in Corporate Finance M&A, where he advised on transactions with a total value of more than $40 billion. He holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of Gent, Belgium, and a Masters in Banking & Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille.