Katharina Flechtner is the Chief of Staff and Head of
Business Management at UBS Europe SE, Luxembourg Branch ("UBS").
She is also a member of the local Management Committee.
Before she took over her current role, Katharina was advising and supporting the Asset Servicing Department at UBS as Senior Legal Counsel and was a member of the local Fund Approval Committee. After having worked as a Lawyer in Münster, Düsseldorf and Toronto she started her career in Luxembourg in 2007 at Brown Brothers Harriman in the Alternative Investment Fund Department. Katharina is a fully qualified German Lawyer and holds a L.LM in Real Estate Law.
|09.10 - 10.00||
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 topics in the industry.
|10.55 - 11.35||
The role of asset managers in the provision of pensions
AMs operating in Europe are welcoming the proposed addition to their toolkit in the form of the PEPP. 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.
|11.35 - 12.05||
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?
|13.15 - 13.45||
Lunch session: Innovation in Asset Management: 5 fintechs to discover
In the exhibition area
|14.10 - 14.55||
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.
|14.55 - 15.20||
The impact of technology on the world of work
Are robots really coming for our jobs? What have machines still got to learn, and what can we learn from machines?
|15.50 - 16.30||
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.
|16.30 - 16.50||
Tick tock goes the Brexit clock
Brexit from a political perspective