Claude Niedner, Arendt & Medernach

Claude Niedner Claude Niedner is a Founding Partner of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises in investment funds and works in the UCITS, hedge funds and real estate areas. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1993. He is chairman of the Alternative Investments Committee of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). Claude is also member of the Comité sur les gestionnaires de fonds d’investissement (“Comité GFI”) at the level of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”) as well as of the Alternative Investment Funds working group at the level of the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (“HCPF”) where he participates in initiatives regarding the development of the Luxembourg alternative funds sector. Claude is a regular speaker at international conferences on investment funds related topics. He was a lecturer in financial law at the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France). Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, Claude Niedner worked in the capital markets department of a major Luxembourg bank. Claude Niedner holds a Master's degree in law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as a Master's degree in business administration from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris (France). Languages: English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Agenda

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.


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

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).


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