Sachin Vankalas, LuxFLAG

Sachin Vankalas Sachin Vankalas is Director of Operations & Sustainability at Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG), where he primarily works with Investment funds active in Responsible / Sustainable Investing themes, which include ESG investing, Microfinance, Impact Finance, etc. Prior to joining LuxFLAG, Sachin worked as an Investment Officer for a Swiss Asset Management firm in Zurich and before as a Rating Analyst in an International Rating Agency. Sachin attended Harvard University & NYU Stern competing executive programs in Finance and Sustainability and holds a MS in Banking and Finance from the Luxembourg School of Finance. Sachin is a member of the ALFI Technical Committee and Working Groups on Responsible Investing and sits on the Boards of multiple organizations active in Sustainable Finance.


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).