Hermann Beythan, Linklaters LLP

Hermann Beythan Hermann is the head of the Investment Management group of Linklaters Luxembourg where he has been a partner since 1998. Besides his decades-long UCITS practice, he is renowned for his work on cross-border financial services regulation, international private placements and outsourcing arrangements. He advises on the structuring of complex alternative investment fund set-ups and socially responsible fund structures. He is further active in several industry committees (ABBL/ALFI/CSSF) and a regular conference speaker.  

Roundtable discussion


11.00-11.15

Challenges and opportunities for the continued success story of EU funds

An international perspective on UCITS by ICI Global


11.15-12.00

Fintech for Distribution - exploring a challenging lansdcape for funds

Robo-advisers, exchange traded funds, direct to consumer models-the distribution landscape is changing. Just as the music and publishing industries were disrupted by a digital revolution, so is the funds business undergoing a technological shift, we all know that by now…but how far are we really in this shift?
Can we truly predict the ‘digital’ future of global fund distribution?

Setting the scene with Digital Disruption in Asset Management, learning from Skype’s approach, followed by a debate with leading distribution disrupters

 


Short & Sharp Stage sponsored and presented by Linklaters LLP

A ‘Live Deep Dive’ into Distribution -Can you still sell your products to German Investors in 2018?


14.30-15.30

Distribution perspective between the Giants and the Gems

Distribution perspective between the Giants and the Gems – Distribution is not a winner takes all game

  • Does scale matter? Does brand recognition matter?
  • Is it really easier cutting distribution deals if you are a giant of the industry? Are (smaller) boutiques getting a raw deal from distributors?
  • What difference does this make to the end investor simply seeking the best funds?

16.15-17.00

The Yang: Innovation in distribution

A roundtable discussion to assess the new frontiers of distribution with Distribution Innovators

  • Direct-to-consumer or stick with intermediaries – which way will asset managers swing?
  • Is regulation closing or opening distribution architecture?
  • Distribution digitalisation: will robo-advisers be the dominant distributors of the future?

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