08.00-09.00

Registration & breakfast


09.00-9.10

Master of Ceremony and Chairperson’s introduction


09.10-09.30

Investing for sustainable development – the What, the How and the Why?

• Sustainable or responsible investing: what it is and what it is not
• Methodologies
• Impact

A tutorial by

  • Hakan Lucius

    Hakan Lucius Professor of Finance SciencesPo Paris and Welch College of Business


09.30-10.20

Sustainability – an Asset Manager’s duty?

Once the decision is made to embark on the sustainability path, internal procedures need to be put in place to ensure proper implementation of the commitment. Policy, risk management, investment decisions, reporting… all elements of the Asset Manager’s value chain are impacted.

CEOs of leading Asset Management groups share their experience of the process

  • Thomas Seale

    Thomas Seale Chairman, LuxFLAG & Former ALFI Chairman 2003-2007

  • Ophélie Mortier

    Ophélie Mortier Responsible Investment Strategist Degroof Petercam Asset Management S.A.

  • Jens Wilhelm

    Jens Wilhelm Chief Investment Officer, Board Member Union Investment


10.20-10.50

Coffee break


10.50-11.10

Asset Management in Circular Economy

Out of the Box speech


11.10-12.00

The rise of the ESG, SRI, Impact & Climate Finance: what it means for business and for our planet

Which methodology? What rationale? Which approach?

 

  • Florian Eisele

    Florian Eisele Luxembourg Focal Point, UN Environment Global Communications Coordinator United Nations REDD Programme


12.00-12.05

Chairperson's wrap up and closing remarks


12.05-12.40

Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2018

Morningstar hosts their Pan-European Fund Manager of the Year awards in Luxembourg. These awards are based on the qualitative insights of Morningstar’s Europe-based manager research analysts. There are winners in four categories: European Equities, Global Equities, Fixed Income, and a new category, Multi Asset and Alternatives.


12.40-14.00

Lunch in the exhibition area kindly sponsored by


14.00-14.30

Chairperson's introduction

Unprecedented Change for a Growing Fund Industry


14.30-15.00

Global cyclical recovery and buoyant Asset Markets: What could possibly go wrong in this best of all possible worlds?


15.00-15.20

How “customer experience” design is transforming fund servicing

The finance community, like retail brands and services, is adapting to the new ‘omni-channel’ world. It’s predicted that by 2020, customer experience will become the key differentiators for B2C and B2B brands alike, beating product and price as market influencers. And while the finance industry is engaging with blockchain, FinTech innovations and automation, the biggest challenge they face isn’t technological, it’s defining smarter human-centric experiences.


15.20-15.45

Coffee break


15.45-16.10

Interview with the Regulator: the latest regulatory hot topics for the fund industry

Interviewer

  • Freddy Brausch

    Freddy Brausch Vice Chairman National Affairs ALFI and Partner Linklaters LLP

Interviewee

  • Claude Marx

    Claude Marx Director General Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)


16.10-16.55

Fintech – Facts, Fiction and the Future

A reality check on all things Fintech in the AM production cycle.

  • Serge Weyland

    Serge Weyland CEO, co-Chair ALFI Digital/Fintech Forum Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management

  • David Hagen

    David Hagen Head of IT Supervision and Support PFS Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, (CSSF)


16.55-17.10

Master of Ceremony and Chairperson’s wrap up and closing remarks