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Jacques Aigrain joins Warburg Pincus as senior advisor

Warburg Pincus has appointed Jacques Aigrain as a senior advisor.

Aigrain, who will be based in the firm's London office, will support the firm in the identification and evaluation of new investments, particularly in the European financial services sector, and provide strategic counsel across the firm's global portfolio. 
 
Aigrain has over 30 years of broad financial services experience.  He is currently chairman of LCH Clearnet Group, a global clearing house, based in London and is also a non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange Group, Lyondell Basell, Lufthansa and WPP.  He is also a member of the Financial Institutions Consultative Group of the IMF. 
 
Previously, Aigrain was chief executive officer of Swiss Re, a reinsurer, and was also both co-global head of M&A and head of financial institutions at JP Morgan. He also has served as chairman of The Geneva Association, the international insurance industry think tank. 
 
Dan Zilberman, head of European financial services for Warburg Pincus, says: "There will likely be a range of opportunities for investment in the financial services sector in Europe during the coming years, both within and outside the Eurozone countries.  With over thirty years of financial services investment experience, our firm is well placed to address these opportunities, some of which will involve partnering with leading European financial institutions as they seek to restructure and raise capital for their organisations.  I look forward to working with Jacques as we expand our financial services investing activities across Europe."   
 
Aigrain says: "I am pleased to be part of the Warburg Pincus team with its global track record and experience in building successful companies.  The European financial services market should offer a variety of opportunities for Warburg Pincus to apply its long term approach to building high quality companies in the years ahead."
 
Aigrain will continue with his existing responsibilities including chairmanship of LCH Clearnet Group.

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