Dr. Rainer Stadler, Linklaters LLP

Dr. Rainer Stadler Dr Rainer Stadler (Rechtsanwalt and Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) has been Partner at Linklaters LLP since 1999. Rainer ‘s work focuses on the tax oriented restructuring of groups, structuring of funds, advising institutional investors on investments in funds and tax-oriented financial products. Rainer is member of the Board of the Bavarian Section of International Fiscal Association (IFA). On a regular basis, he publishes and lectures regarding tax topics (i.p. reorganisation tax, international tax, regulated and non-regulated investment funds).

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?