Silke Bernard, Linklaters LLP

Silke Bernard Silke Bernard joined the Investment Management Group of Linklaters Luxembourg in 2004. Silke advises and works extensively with the asset management groups of prime international banks both in the retail and in the alternative funds sphere. She has strong expertise in the UCITS universe, providing day-to-day assistance to large UCITS platforms. Silke also has broad experience with the setting-up of and ongoing assistance to various types of alternative funds, including debt, infrastructure, PE and other asset classes. She is furthermore actively involved in the new field of European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs).

Industry (R)evolution

This session will consist of a presentation of the Industry Revolution Report, Part II, done by Citi Business Advisory Services: “How Today’s Innovation Efforts Could Lead to a Re-architecting of the Investment Management Industry”, followed by a panel discussion of hot and innovative topics in the industry.


The role of asset managers in pension provisions

AMs operating in Europe have recently seen a welcome addition to their toolkit in the form of the PEPP proposal. This panel will look at this large-scale, portable and cost-efficient product, designed to encourage long-term investment in a sustainable manner in the real economy while enabling AMs to tailor products to suit their business models.


The fate of securitisation

Investment funds are feeling the impact of new rules such as ATAD and the EU Securitisation Regulation 2017/2402. You may be asking yourself whether you can still use securitisation as an intermediary company and/or feeder structure for your funds – and if not, if there is an easy way out. Our experts will be looking at these questions as well as into the future – is a revised securitisation law in the making?


The fight for talent

The recipe for attracting tomorrow’s leaders is on every employer’s wishlist. The HR experts on this panel will tell you what makes global nomads stay – in a job, in a place (like Luxembourg), and loyal to their employer.


Brexit: impact on people and org charts

In the light of the most recent CSSF substance rules, organisations have to make the right moves – quite literally – as 29 March approaches. Whether it is building your org chart in line with these substance requirements, making sure you have the right people in the right location, or other elements in the Brexit conundrum – this debate promises to be an interesting one.


Tick tock goes the Brexit clock

Brexit from a political perspective


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