Germain Birgen, Banque de Luxembourg

Germain Birgen 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.
15.10 - 16.00

Putting investor protection first

How investing in Luxembourg UCITS & regulated alternative funds offers the safest way to invest globally
•Latest news from the UCITS world
•Discussion on the role of UCITS on global distribution
•Focus on Governance and Risk management
•Liquidity
•Eligible assets and use of derivatives
•Valuation
•The role and responsibilities of service providers
•Presentation of the AIFMD framework

16.30 - 17.15

The Luxembourg toolbox for investing in and structuring alternative investment funds

•Latest trends and developments in alternatives
•Supporting the ambition of Asset Managers wishing to expand internationally
•Solutions for structuring Private Equity, Real Estate and infrastructure investments

15.00 - 15.50

UCITS & AIFMD: the Global Opportunity

•How UCITS facilitate access to worldwide markets
•Assets under management and asset flows
•Innovation
•Luxembourg, the leading UCITS hub
•UCITS and AIFMD: differences and similarities

16.20-16.50

Speaking with the Regulators


16.50 - 17.35

Focus on Investor Protection principles

How investing in Luxembourg UCITS & regulated alternative funds offers the safest way to invest globally
•Latest news from the UCITS world
•Discussion on the role of UCITS on global distribution
•Focus on Governance and Risk management
•Liquidity
•Eligible assets and use of derivatives
•Valuation
•The role and responsibilities of service providers
•Presentation of the AIFMD framework

15.00-15.50

UCITS & AIFMD: the Global Opportunity

•How UCITS facilitate access to worldwide markets
•Assets under management and asset flows
•Innovation
•Luxembourg, the leading UCITS hub
•UCITS and AIFMD: differences and similarities

16.50-17.35

Focus on Investor Protection principles

How investing in Luxembourg UCITS & regulated alternative funds offers the safest way to invest globally
•Latest news from the UCITS world
•Discussion on the role of UCITS on global distribution
•Focus on Governance and Risk management
•Liquidity
•Eligible assets and use of derivatives
•Valuation
•The role and responsibilities of service providers
•Presentation of the AIFMD framework

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