Gerald Rehn, BNY Mellon Investment Management

Gerald Rehn

Gerald is Head of International Product & Strategy at BNY Mellon Investment Management. He leads strategy, new product creation, development, on-going performance management and operational oversight of BNY Mellon Investment Management’s products across EMEA and APAC. Gerald is a member of the Investment Management EMEA Executive Committee and a non executive director (PCF-2) of the firm’s UCITS funds in Ireland. He  joined BNY Mellon in 2013 and is based in London, UK. Gerald began his career in the investment industry in 1999 in the USA with subsequent experiences in London and Abu Dhabi. He holds an MBA from Cass Business School London (2004) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA).

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, Luxembourg | Head of European Distribution M&G International Investments S.A.

  • 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