Marc-André Bechet, ALFI

Marc-André Bechet Marc-André Bechet is Director Legal & Tax of ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry. He joined the association in September 2014. Before joining ALFI, Marc-André Bechet was Head of the Investment Funds Services at Banque Degroof Luxembourg, responsible for fund administration and custody. He was also a member of Banque Degroof’s Management Board. Prior to joining Banque Degroof, Marc-André Bechet worked for 18 years at RBC Investor Services Bank S.A. in Luxembourg, where he held various senior positions including Head of Custody and Network Management, and Head of Business Development and Relationship Management, Legal and Compliance. Mr. Bechet holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and a Master's degree in Finance from the French business school ESCP in Paris. He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Agenda

08.45-09.00

Welcome & introduction


14.05-15.00

Access to Double Tax Treaties for investment funds

  • General overview
  • Modifications introduced through the OECD BEPS initiative (in particular BEPS Action 6)
  • Consequences for Luxembourg investment funds (UCITS and AIFs)

16.15-16.45

Taxes and AML-Newly introduced links:

  • Introduction of a new tax offence in Luxembourg legislation
  • Tax offences as primary offences for AML,
  • Access by tax authorities to AML files of professionals – new EU Directive (DAC5)
  • Impact for the Luxembourg investment fund industry

16.45-17.45

Exchange of information

Exchange of Information

  • introduction on exchange of information in general and how it has evolved over the last few years

Common Reporting Standard:

  • ALFI FAQs
  • Feedback on first reporting under Common Reporting Standard
    Country by Country Reporting:
  • Main features and scope
  • Country by Country Reporting for Luxembourg investment funds and funds’ structures

DAC 6 – automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable crossborder arrangement:

  • New measures to be introduced and new obligations for advisors
  • Impacts for funds’ structures

 


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