Our Management team

Our Management team

Laven Partners – founded by Jerome Lussan. Our team today is comprised of experienced subject matter experts in regulatory compliance and operational due diligence:

Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | Jerome Lussan

Jerome Lussan – CEO, Laven Group

Jerome is the founder and CEO of Laven. His background includes acting as a COO of a hedge fund and as a financial lawyer at Jones Day. Jerome has a broad degree of expertise in the alternative fund and fund management industry, specialising in operations and regulatory matters. In addition, he is an advisor to many international financial services firms. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and of the CFA Society of the UK. Jerome holds an LLB from the University of Edinburgh. In 2010 and 2011, Jerome was named by Financial News as one of its 100 Rising Stars, and in 2011 and 2012 as one of its 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Hedge Funds. Jerome Lussan is also the author of the Financial Times Guide to Investing in Funds.


Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | Tanja Ferri

Tanja Ferri – Managing Director, Laven Partners

Tanja has been with Laven Partners since 2007 and works with financial institutions and asset managers, co-heading Laven Partners’ Operational Due Diligence. She is based in Dublin and provides due diligence consulting to Laven Partners’ clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Tanja also leads a number of Laven Partners’ private equity focused projects and has a keen interest in private equity and impact investing. She previously led Laven Partners’ offshore consulting business in the Caribbean. Prior to joining Laven Partners, Tanja was at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. She holds a BA in European Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | Nick Illsley

Nick Illsley – Director, Laven Partners

Nick is part of the European due diligence team of Laven Partners bringing expertise of various aspects of middle office and operations within the alternatives space. Previously he trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst and Young before moving to Lehman Brothers where he ran the Euro Medium Term note desk. After that, Nick joined BlueCrest Capital where he managed part of their Product Control group before going on to head up the Collateral Management team. Later, he joined Systematica as it span out from BlueCrest to lead their Treasury and Collateral team. Nick is a graduate of Newcastle and Durham universities and is a CFA Charterholder.


Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | Linhao Guo

Linhao Guo, CFA, ACCA – Director, Laven Partners

Linhao is the group’s financial officer and a member of Laven Partners’ compliance and due diligence team with regards to risk and investment due diligence. He is focusing on the analysis of financial performance, asset allocations, risk reporting and risk processes. Prior to joining Laven Partners, Linhao was trained and qualified as a chartered certified accountant in Leapman Weiss (Charted Accountants), gaining experience in accountancy, audit and tax on a diverse range of clients. Linhao graduated from Wuhan University of Technology, China with a Bachelor degree in Management. He is a CFA Charterholder.


Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | George Wood

George Wood – Director, Laven Partners

George is part of Laven Partners’ US team for operational due diligence. He joined the group in 2013 as an operational due diligence consultant. He is a technology professional within the financial services having spent 15 years implementing technology products for investment management and financial services firms such as T. Rowe Price, LPL Financial, Calvert Investments, EverBank and D&B. George was previously Senior Vice President at NASDAQ-listed Viewpoint Corporation. There he was responsible for financial reporting and oversaw the application of Sarbanes-Oxley accounting controls. George is a graduate from Denison University in Ohio with a BA in History and English.


Laven Partners - founded by Jerome Lussan. Our Team today | Pierre-Edouard Coiffard

Pierre-Edouard Coiffard – Senior Consultant, Laven Partners

Pierre-Edouard works with the due diligence department and has over 20 years of experience in the fund industry. He has an extensive background in sourcing, analysing and monitoring managers as well as strategies, across all styles and asset classes. Pierre-Edouard previously occupied positions as CIO and Head of Research at Olympia Capital Management, Integrated Asset Management and Altigefi. Prior to moving into alternative funds, he was a consultant in the Finance department at Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu. Pierre-Edouard holds an MBA from ESSEC and is also a graduate engineer from Ecole Centrale de Marseille.


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