At ALFI, we have been working hard over these past months to adapt our event calendar to the continued uncertainty around physical gatherings. We are now proud to announce that we have created a brand-new event concept to reconnect the fund industry.

It’s back to school and back to the investment funds community in the week of 14-18 September 2020.

An innovative WEEK of webinars will combine European asset management themes with global distribution topics. It will allow the fund community to come together again, exchange ideas, learn, and re-kindle business relationships in virtual form.

ALFI is organising a whole week of different activities for Luxembourg and the global fund industry that each individual can tailor to his/her interests and needs with a special focus on:

  • Sustainable investing: case studies, the taxonomy and compliance matters
  • Impact investing: build back better
  • An economist’s perspective on the “new normal”

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Please contact events@alfi.lu if you have any questions

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ALFI Rentrée, day 1

ALFI Rentrée, day 1

Technology takes centre-stage amid pandemic as fund industry bounces back

Luxembourg’s investment fund sector has faced unprecedented challenges so far in 2020 but it has “weathered the storm reasonably well,” ALFI chair Corinne Lamesch told delegates in welcoming them to the fund industry organisation’s ALFI Rentrée virtual conference.

ALFI Rentrée, day 2

ALFI Rentrée, day 2

From a Covid-19 rebound to Brexit fall-out

Luxembourg’s economy is poised to rebound more strongly than other European countries this year, finance minister told his virtual audience on the second day of the ALFI Rentrée conference. If current trends are maintained, GDP is forecast to shrink by 6% this year, compared with an EU average of 8%-9%, followed by a 7% rebound in 2021, returning the economy to its pre-pandemic size.

ALFI Rentrée, day 3

ALFI Rentrée, day 3

Sustainability: how the fund industry is dealing with its megatrend

The cross-border fund sector was shaken by the turbulence that erupted in equity markets after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but there’s little sign that it has suffered any permanent damage. European UCITS assets are down 6% so far this year, a similar decline to those in 2011 and 2018, according to Deloitte partner François-Kim Hugé; in fact, there have been net inflows in every month except March, which saw net redemptions of €313bn.

ALFI Rentrée, day 4

ALFI Rentrée, day 4

CSSF leads by example on remote working

When Luxembourg’s financial regulator exhorted institutions to send their staff home in March, the CSSF was able to practice what it preached. “We were well equipped for the lockdown because all staff had been issued with laptops,” head of fund regulation Marco Zwick told delegates on the fourth day of the ALFI Rentrée virtual conference. Of around 900 staff, 98% worked from home, with just IT and HR personnel in the office.

ALFI Rentrée, day 5

ALFI Rentrée, day 5

The five pillars of ALFI’s strategy for the next five years encompass innovation in savings and investment, sustainability, UCITS as a multi-purpose vehicle, alternative investments, and innovation and digital transformation. Members of the association’s Strategic Advisory Board spelled out some of the implications to delegates on the final day of the ALFI Rentrée virtual conference.

Your best investment this autumn

  • 5 days of high-quality content and industry insights delivered in short ‘to the point’ sessions
  • Unique opportunity to listen to high-level members of
    Luxembourgish government and authorities
  • A global perspective and opinions by the leading experts across the world
  • Live discussion and audience interaction with speakers and exhibitors
  • 24/7 access to virtual exhibition area with the main actors of the fund industry
  • Exclusive invitation to join a private LinkedIn event page with after-event fund community discussions
  • Extended remote access to the recording of the booked session for additional week after the event
  • Post-conference report including scripts, photos, video extracts

H.E. Pierre Gramegna Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Julie Becker Deputy CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Founder of the Luxembourg Green Exchange Luxembourg Stock Exchange
David Capocci Managing Partner-elect, Head of Alternative Investments KPMG
Claude Marx Director General Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)
James Broderick Advocate for social impact investment and board member Impact Investing Institute
Noel Fessey CEO EFA
Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY
Corinne Lamesch Chairperson ALFI
Sean O'Driscoll Country Head, Managing Director Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A.
Rachel Treece CEO fts global and WELLBUSINESS
Marco Zwick Director Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)
Denise Voss Chairman LuxFLAG
Nasir Zubairi CEO Luxembourg House of Fintech (LHoFT)
James Pomeroy Global Economist HSBC

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