Larissa Sototskaya, Citi Securities Services

Larissa Sototskaya Larissa Sototskaya is the Head of Custody and Fund Services Luxembourg. Larissa has been at Citi for 10 years and her previous roles include Head of Client Service for Securities Services and EMEA COO for Prime, Futures, and Securities Services. Prior to joining Citi, Larissa held a number of regional and global roles within the Markets businesses at Deutsche Bank.

Distribution in the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom and Switzerland

This panel will address the evolving legislative framework with regard to both marketing and pre-marketing of funds in Europe as well as the regime applicable to marketing professionals based in Europe or abroad. A first feedback and conclusions on the recently implemented cross-border marketing directive, update on AIFMD II, new ESMA regulation, as well as recent and upcoming developments on MiFID II will be provided. The panel will also take the audience through the latest statistics in terms of European distribution: currently favored investment strategies, distribution channels, types of investors currently deploying capital and macro-trends that US managers wishing to enter the European markets ought to know. Finally, the panel will drill down on two major jurisdictions for US sponsors outside of the EEA: the UK and Switzerland and expose how US managers can tap into those.


Snapshot: “Digitalisation: impacts on the investment process”

The session will focus on how emerging technologies are being used to digitize market infrastructure, assets and payments; how these developments are creating changes in liquidity and investor accessibility of assets, investment strategies, transaction lifecycle, and servicing assets for transfer agents or custodians.
Finally, we will tackle those questions: how national authorities are reacting as well as how market structure may change.

  • Larissa Sototskaya

    Larissa Sototskaya Managing Director, Head of Custody and Fund Services Luxembourg Citi Securities Services


Retailisation of alternative investment products

Large buckets of retail money are currently still sitting on individuals’ saving accounts. Which options to tap into this market? The panel will explore opportunities and available structures and interesting market insight will be shared.