Richard Lepere, Fund Channel S.A.

Richard Lepere Richard was appointed MD of Fund Channel in December 2010. Fund Channel is a joint venture company between Amundi Group and BNPP IP fully dedicated to fund distribution in Europe. Richard has an extensive experience in banking and asset management since 1981. He has held senior positions in sales, marketing, product development and client servicing with leading French and international organizations. He joined Amundi Group in 2000. His previous position was based in Riyadh as CEO of a joint venture asset manager in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which he established and run from 2007 to 2010. He is a graduate of HEC in Paris (1979) and of the International Management Program from London Business School and New York University Graduate School of Business Administration (1979). He has lived and worked in the UK, USA, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and France. He speaks fluent French and English. Born in 1958, he is married with 3 children.

Roundtable discussion

  • Guillermo Arthur

    Guillermo Arthur President International Federation of Pension Fund Administrators (FIAP)


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

 


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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