08.00 - 09.00

Registration and breakfast


09.00 - 09.05

Welcome and introduction


09.05 - 09.15

Chairperson's introduction


09.15 - 09.45

Keynote: Climate change


09.45 - 10.05

From ESG to solution-driven finance: Impact investing in response to societal challenges

Impact investing is resounding throughout the world as the new virtue in finance. Whilst market players are jostling for a place in the spotlight of this new trend, the question of substance remains: can capital respond to the call for impact to lead our society to sustainability – and how can we reconfigure our mindset to get there?


10.05 - 10.35

Coffee Break


10.35 - 11.20

Sustainable finance: actions speak louder than words

The European Commission is picking up speed on the implementation of the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth. First concrete regulatory proposals were published in May and have made good progress since. Further items are in the pipeline, with experts appointed to work out the technical details and industry consultations circulating… As sustainable finance is becoming a reality in the EU, asset managers are getting ready to lead the way.

Moderator

  • Sandra Crowl

    Sandra Crowl Stewardship Manager, Member of the Investment Committee Carmignac

Panellists


11.20 - 12.05

There is so much we can do: case studies of ESG approaches

The spectrum of ‘sustainable’ investment funds is as large, innovative as diversified. From exclusion to positive impact, what are sustainable investment funds really doing? Are they contributing towards a better world? Asset managers tell their – fascinating – stories from the field.

Moderator

  • Alain Kinsch

    Alain Kinsch Country Managing Partner, EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader EY

Panellists

  • Apricot Wilson

    Apricot Wilson Deputy Director and Head of Risk Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund (LMDF)

  • Seb Beloe

    Seb Beloe Partner, Head of Research WHEB Asset Management

  • Marco Caldana

    Marco Caldana Chairman & Founder FARAD Group - a B-Corp FARAD Group


12.05 - 12.10

Chairperson's wrap-up and closing remarks


12.10 - 13.45

Lunch in the exhibition area


13.45 - 13.55

Chairperson's introduction


13.55 - 14.15

Keynote: Economic outlook

How much time do we have left before the next global recession? This session will examine a number of macroeconomic and financial indicators in order to assess the risks around the current economic outlook.


14.15 - 14.45

Active vs passive portfolio management: a battle?

As economies pass from bullish to bearish, how is the approach to portfolio management impacted? In the rivalling active vs passive business models, a downturn might change the equation. Witness advocates of each approach battle it out during this exciting session.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Supriya Menon

    Supriya Menon Senior Multi Asset Strategist Pictet Asset Management


14.45 - 15.25

M&A trends in the management company industry

Luxembourg is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of M&A activity, reshaping the management company landscape. What are the drivers behind these transactions? Is increasing regulation an important M&A trigger? Are the transactions fulfilling their promises? What trend do we expect going forward? Our experts will share their views and past experiences to answers those critical questions for the future of the industry.

Moderator

Panellists


15.25 - 15.55

Coffee break


15.55 - 16.15

New AML/CFT obligations and their practical consequences for the AM industry

As a diligent manager, AML and CFT requirements are always very high up on the agenda. But what do the recent international, European and local regulatory developments mean in practice? This session will provide useful information on how to develop an appropriate risk-based approach and what elements of the regulations to focus on in particular.

  • Marco Zwick

    Marco Zwick Director Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

Interviewed by:


16.15 - 16.35

ESMA's priorities for the asset management community


16.35 - 17.00

Finance Minister's closing speech


17.00 - 17.10

Master of Ceremony and Chairperson’s wrap-up