With some 35 years of experience in the Luxembourg finance and fund industry, Germain Birgen, a Luxembourg national, is now a Director at Banque de Luxembourg, heading up the business development for its professional banking services. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and Head of HSBC Securities Services Luxembourg. Within HSBC, he also was at the initiative of launching an Islamic securities services offering which he headed up on a global level for a number of years. More recently, he led the Client Solutions Europe division within RBC Investor and Treasury Services. Over the years, he has been an active member of various industry bodies among which the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Commission, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) as well as Luxembourg for Finance (LFF). He is a regular speaker at conferences on various topics including impact finance investing.