Jim Boynton, King & Wood Mallesons

Jim Boynton Jim has over 30 years’ experience in investment funds, products and services.  Jim advises on all legal and regulatory aspects.  He assists clients to establish businesses in Australia, to develop products and to obtain licences.  He also assists institutional investors to invest in investment funds and financial institutions to invest in financial services businesses (eg investing in boutique fund managers and buying, selling and integrating major funds management businesses and life companies).  Jim assisted ALFI to obtain an exemption from Australian financial services licensing for Luxembourg funds.  Jim was named as a leading individual in numerous directories including in Investment Funds in Chambers and Partners – Australia 2011-2017 and in Financial Services Regulation in Chambers and Partners – Australia 2014-2017 editions.
09.15-09.35

A conversation with our partner associations: NICSA (USA) and HKIFA (Hong Kong)


09.50-10.35

Spreading the investment funds gospel: Market and regulatory developments in key regions and jurisdictions

Regulatory reforms and internationalisation of markets offer new opportunities for fund distribution. An overview of what is in the pipeline in Asia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Australia

  • Wendy Phillis

    Wendy Phillis Managing Director, Governance & Regulatory Solutions, Europe and Asia-Pacific RBC Investor & Treasury Services

  • Stewart Aldcroft

    Stewart Aldcroft Chairman Cititrust Limited, Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Citi Markets & Securities Services

  • Carlos Andre

    Carlos Andre Managing Director, BB Asset Management & Senior Vice President ANBIMA


11.05-11.50

Please show me your passport

Today, there are 3 existing fund recognition/passport schemes in the Asia Pacific region. Latin America is now gearing towards joining the fund passport band wagon as well. What can we learn from these “glocal” passport business cases?

  • A reality check and current state on the Asian passports
  • The ‘LATAM passport’ and state of play for the region’s fund industries
  • What are the main challenges when rethinking a region/country’s fund footprint

11.50-12.10

Can we wrap it up now? So - Where is global distribution really going…?

An open discussion with Richard Garland who tells it like it is, on the outlook for global distribution


15.15-16.00

A Fireside chat – Europe 2.0 and the rest of the world

The changing face of Europe and the world with Brexit, the rise of populism, an enduring low-interest environment, the threat of climate change, changing investor demand…What are the impacts of major geopolitical and macroeconomics trends on our daily business? Is the core role of asset management changing? Leading political and AM public policy figures tell their stories, discussing their views on the current and future state of Europe.


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