Micaela Forelli, M&G Investments

Micaela Forelli

With over 20 years of experience in financial markets, Micaela Forelli has been a key player in M&G Investments’ international expansion Micaela joined M&G in 2001 and was appointed Distribution Director of M&G International Investments in 2018 and Managing Director, Europe in 2020

In her role, she leads M&G’s European business across Distribution, Investments and Corporate Operations from our Luxembourg hub and oversees a team of over 200 colleagues As Head of European Distribution, she is responsible for all markets across continental Europe, building on M&G’s AIFs and SICAV capabilities and growing institutional presence in Europe

Micaela is CSSF Authorised Manager and Senior Executive Director of the Luxembourg Investment Management company and two Alternative Fund Boards Micaela is also FINMA approved Chairman of M&G International Investments Switzerland AG

In her previous roles, Micaela built M&G’s Global Financial Institutions practice working with clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, leading the Global Banks team since its inception in 2010 and building strategic, long term partnerships with major international distributors of mutual funds, long term savings, wealth management, investment and life wrapped products Micaela also acted as Head of Switzerland, a key market for M&G, and M&G’s Sales Director for Italy In previous roles, Micaela also worked as Italian Sales Director
for Fidelity Investments

Micaela is an active member of several industry associations and a contributor to high profile industry events

She earned a degree in business administration from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA is an INSEAD certified International Director

09.10 - 10.00

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 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.

  • Micaela Forelli

    Micaela Forelli Managing Director, Europe, Distribution Director M&G Investments

  • Gerald Rehn

    Gerald Rehn Head of International Product & Strategy BNY Mellon Investment Management

16.30 - 16.50

Tick tock goes the Brexit clock

Brexit from a political perspective