Pascal Hernalsteen

Managing Director

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Pascal is the Managing Director.

He brings with him 30 years of experience and a stellar reputation in fund administration services (CACEIS) and fund management (AIFM).

Over these 3 decades, he gained experience in mutual funds, hedge funds, fixed income, securitization, private equity and real estate strategies.

Pascal is originally from Brussels, where he earned a BA (Corporate Finance) from ICHEC business school, he then graduated from the European Bank Academy in Luxembourg.

He successfully completed Hong Kong SFC Paper 1 (fundamentals of Securities and Futures Regulation) and Paper 2 (Regulation of Securities).

Valentina Cucchiaro

Senior Project Manager

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Valentina has gained extensive experience in compliance and regulatory fields, with more than 7 years of experience in the Luxembourg financial sector and with a special focus on alternative investment strategies.

Valentina joined Standish Management in October 2018 to strengthen the compliance department. Prior to join Standish Management, Valentina worked as Deputy Compliance Officer for a reputable Luxembourg fund administrator focusing on private equity, real estate and debt structures. Prior to that, Valentina worked for a consultancy firm providing assistance on legal, regulatory and compliance related subjects to a wide range of clients, including regulated and unregulated fund structures.

Valentina started her professional career in Luxembourg in 2013, when she worked as a risk and compliance officer for a support PFS.

Valentina holds a master degree in international relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Valentina is an active ALCO member and has participated to compliance related working groups with the Luxembourg Alternative Administrators Association.

Maria Geslin

Compliance Manager

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Maria has over 15 years of extensive experience in the compliance and audit fields. Maria joined Standish Management in May 2012 and is in charge of the compliance. Prior to joining Standish Management, Maria worked within the compliance department of a life insurance company. Maria started her career working for almost 6 years as an auditor where she focused on the banking and insurance sectors, first at Ernst&Young Bucharest and then at PwC Luxembourg as Manager.

Maria earned a BS in Banking and Stock Exchange from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and has been an ACCA affiliate since February 2014.

Johan Montfort

Senior Manager – Fund Services

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Johan joined Standish Management in 2020 and has over ten years of experience in the alternative investment industry in Luxembourg with a primary focus on financial reporting and administration of real estate, private equity, and fund of funds. Prior to Standish Management, Johan was a Senior Manager at Alter Domus Luxembourg where he was in charge of the operational supervision of the client service delivery for an international clients portfolio and also ensuring adherence to laws and circulars. Prior to that, Johan was in Fideos Corporate Services, in charge of administration of holding companies and SPVs.

Johan earned a graduate degree in Accounting from Henallux Belgium.

Pierre Léonard

Senior Manager – Accounting Services

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Pierre has over twenty years of experience in accounting, tax, corporate domiciliation and administration of private equity, real estate in Luxembourg.

He joined Standish Management in 2005 and before worked for Alter Domus for three years as clients advisor. He began his career as controller at BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg’s trading room.

Pierre earned his degree in management and accounting from Haute Ecole Libre Mosane, Liège and earned certificates of Company Law and Corporate taxation in Luxembourg. Pierre is a Chartered Accountant in Luxembourg.

Mark Coppin

Board Member

Mark is a director and leads Standish’s London office. Prior to joining Standish Management, Mark ran the UK office of Ipes (now part of the Apex group). Mark has over 20 years of experience in the funds industry, having previously held roles in other fund administration businesses, ran the Portfolio Servicing teams at Capital Dynamics and spent over seven years working on pan-European funds at 3i plc. Mark started his career working as an auditor at PriceWaterhouse Coopers.

Mark earned a BSC in Economics from the University of Birmingham and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Judy Dickinson

Board Member

Judy is a Managing Director and Board Member based in Standish’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Standish Management, Judy was the CFO of Steamboat Ventures (the VC arm of the Walt Disney Company) from 2001. Prior to Steamboat, Judy was the CFO of Amerscan Venture Partners for five years after spending two years working in audit for the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton. Judy is originally from the United Kingdom where she worked as an auditor for BDO Stoy Hayward.

Judy earned a BA in Classics from the University of London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.