08.00 - 09.00

Registration and coffee

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome addresses

09.15 - 10.15

Industry Drivers: where is the asset management industry heading in 2019 and beyond?

This panel will discuss the latest trends and industry drivers such as governance, distribution trends, Brexit, FinTech, ESA review, CMU and the impact of regulatory developments.



  • Paul Ellis

    Paul Ellis Global Head of Regulatory Product Development HSBC

  • Louis Wright

    Louis Wright Director Sales and Relationship Management Calastone

10.15 - 11.00

Sustainable investing: from niche to mainstream

  • Recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European agenda
  • Retail and institutional trends: meeting investor needs
  • Integrating ESG factors in the investment process: practical approaches
  • Does sustainability help sell?
  • Opportunities SDGs can offer asset managers



  • Ronald Borst

    Ronald Borst Managing Director Caceis Bank, Netherlands Branch

  • Hans Stegeman

    Hans Stegeman Head of Research and Investment Strategy Triodos Investment Management

11.00 - 11.20

Coffee break

11.20 - 12.05

Structuring alternative funds: meeting the needs of multi-faceted investors

Practitioners will explain how to best structure and distribute products focusing on PE and RE and present the newest Luxembourg vehicle: the RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund).



  • Simon Nelson

    Simon Nelson Senior Vice President, Fund Management, Europe PROLOGIS

12.05 - 12.20

Taking lunch from buffet

12.20 - 13.20

Deep dive session over working lunch

In a round-table format the following topics will be discussed:

  1. Alternative Investment Funds
  2. Sustainable Finance