Martine Kerschenmeyer, Korn Ferry

Martine Kerschenmeyer

Martine spent 18 years in the Financial Services Industry working in the City of London, notably, she most recently was a Director at BlackRock, in charge of Business Development for the Private Equity Group in EMEA. Prior to this, she was an Investment Director at SL Capital Partners, responsible for Private Equity Business Development in Continental Europe. Prior to that she was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley, responsible for Business Development in EMEA and APAC for Private Equity and Hedge Funds. She started her career as an Associate at JP Morgan in the Equity Derivatives business. Through her experiences, she has acquired a deep understanding of the Banking and Asset Management industries in Europe, with a particularly profound knowledge of Alternative Assets and Private Equity. Having operated at the highest managerial levels, Martineholds unique relationships with the leaders of the industry across the region. Martine holds an LLM (Master of Laws) in International Commercial and Comparative Law from King’s College London, UK. She also has a Diplôme d’Etudes Appliquées (D.E.A) in International Business Law from the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), France. In addition, Martine completed the Havard Business School Executive Program for Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is also a CFA charter holder. Martine is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, German and English.




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.


16.30 - 16.50

Tick tock goes the Brexit clock

Brexit from a political perspective