Noel Fessey, EFA

Noel Fessey Noel Fessey is CEO, chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of European Fund Administration, based in Luxembourg. After a military career, Noel worked for Schroders in London, and from 2003 to 2016 he was Managing Director and Country Head of Schroders Luxembourg. Noel was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) from 2005 to 2006 and has been a member of ALFI’s Strategic Board since October 2019.

CSSF interview


CEO interview: passive management – spotlight on ETFs

Over the past decade, ETFs have emerged from the shadows and now are an element of most investment portfolios, whether retail or institutional. Now mainstream, what trends are next for ETFs? Do they face renewed competition from a resurgent active management sector? How did ETFs cope during the highly volatile period during the Covid-19 crisis, especially around price divergence from the AP, and liquidity challenges? Was there a rush to exit, or a calm “hold” approach from investors? Will Luxembourg capture greater market share as a preferred domicile for ETFs?


Latest trends in alternative investment funds

What are the trends in capital flows for alternative strategies? What trends do we see in fund design and what new product formats are there? The panellists will discuss the influence of Covid-19 on investment strategies and business models and take a look at the ESG agenda to explore how the mindset of investment managers has been impacted, as well as their business and their products. They will also debate whether the AIFMD regime has been a success in their expert opinions.