Frank specialises in securities laws and capital markets regulation, including stock exchange listings. Clients include banks as well as corporate, institutional, supranational and sovereign issuers which he advises on debt and equity transactions and structured finance transactions including securitisation, structured products, covered bonds, IPOs, placements and buy-backs of securities, exchange offers, listing applications and ongoing obligations deriving from such listings. He has 15 years of experience in these areas.
Frank regularly holds conferences on securitisation and other capital markets topics in Luxembourg and abroad. He is a member of the securitisation working group of ALFI (the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) and the securitisation working group and the financial markets committee of the ABBL (the Luxembourg Bankers’ association). Frank is also a member of the Islamic Finance working group of Luxembourg for Finance (Luxembourg’s agency for the development of the Luxembourg financial centre) and has recently joined the securitisation working group of the HCPF (an advisory committee set-up by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance aiming modernise Luxembourg’s financial sector legislation).
He is an active member of our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups in developing innovative products.
|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