Charles Muller, Master of Ceremonies

Charles Muller After studying law in Paris and London, Charles Muller (56), joined Banque Générale du Luxembourg, where he held various legal positions in the retail, corporate and private banking departments, before being appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Bank. In 2003, he joined ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry where he held the position of Deputy Director General and also was a Board member of the world-wide federation of investment fund associations IIFA, a Board member of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP now Pensions Europe) and a member of the Management Committee of EFAMA. In 2011, Charles became a Partner with KPMG Luxembourg, in charge of the Investment Management arm of the European Financial Services Regulatory Centre of Excellence (London), a member of the KPMG global leadership team for Investment Management and the lead partner for Sustainable Finance in the Luxembourg office. Since 2019, Charles is a barrister („avocat à la Cour »), an independent Director (« TheDirectorsOffice ») and the chair of the NGO “Finance and Human Rights a.s.b.l.”



Chairperson's introduction


Redefining the Asset Management operating model: a roundtable discussion with the CEOs of leading European Asset Management Associations

The global Asset Management is facing a number of key challenges including increasing fee and margin compression, an ever increasing winner-take-all phenomenon, accompanied by digital innovation. Delivering innovative products to respond to macroeconomic factors, demographic changes, growing focus on the environmental and sustainability agenda:

How should the sector respond to these challenges?



A European regulatory outlook

An interview with ESMA & EFAMA


Minding the gap - Diversity in Asset Management

The case for diversity is clear. Efforts are underway to improve representation in the Asset Management industry.

What does that mean for the organisation and for the performance of the business? Does gender diversity also bring benefits to end investors?


Entering the millenial era- the changing face of European Asset Management

Global cross-border Asset Managers discuss 30 years in the making to today’s AM world, the ”next generation of Asset Management”  and the evolving operating models.


Dispelling the Myths of Securities Lending for UCITS Funds

Securities Lending (“SecLending”) is a big business . Leading Asset Servicers have been providing this service to the fund industry for many years, yet it still remains an unspoken topic. So, where do UCITS funds sit in this industry?

A roundtable discussion with the full spectrum of the securities lending value chain, focusing on UCITS structures and their participation in securities lending programmes  

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