Registration and breakfast
Welcome by ALFI
The Government address
Opening and introduction by the Chairperson
The economic outlook for 2022 and the big themes to watch
This flagship event will start by setting the scene with an economist’s analysis of the outlook for 2022.
This panel discussion focuses on the senior leadership executives from asset managers operating in Europe – to look into the future perspective of asset management and the key themes defining their strategies.
Let's hear it from the regulator - CSSF
Product innovation & strategic structuring
The mutual fund concept is very mature, yet competition, regulation and client demand requires sustained innovation across all strategies and vehicle types. How can product innovation avoid proliferation, and ensure mutual fund economics deliver desired returns for investors and managers alike?
Custom and direct indexing: challenges and opportunities
Custom indexing is quickly reshaping how index providers construct market indexes and how investors invest. It is an exciting and positive trend, yet also contains challenges and raises new questions for the end investor.
|14.10 - 17.30||
From buzzword to impact: connecting the dots of ESG in 2022
Tired of hearing why you should focus on ESG, and instead, are you ready to start finding value in ESG?
ESG Deep Dive - Keynote speaker
ESG Deep Dive - The asset managers' view: “measuring the true impact with sustainable funds”
ESG, net zero, impact, taxonomy, Article 8, 9, COP26…….are we again bewildering the end investor? Don’t they just want to know their investment has made a difference? What does it all mean? How to move from “compliance” to “impact”? A serious discussion and outlook for ensuring the industry delivers, with three leading asset managers presenting case studies of article 9 funds: environmental equity fund, micro-finance fund and renewable energy fund.
ESG Deep Dive - The data challenge
What kind of data do asset managers need, by when and how, are data vendors well equipped, including on TSC and DNSH data? Will the IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board help in forging an internationally accepted standard, will CSRD likewise help asset managers in Europe? What are the short-term solutions that asset managers can avail of pending implementation of these new standards? How well prepared are asset managers to comply with the draft SFDR/ Taxonomy regulation templates for pre-contractual disclosures and periodic reports?
ESG Deep Dive - Is technology the key enabler for giving a boost to sustainable finance’s objectives?
The distinguished panel of experts will debate about the benefits, potentials and challenges that technology in the DLT space, such as blockchain and tokens, can have to reorient more capital to sustainable investment and how it can support and foster the ESG agenda forward. At the same time they will comment on the other side of the coin, mitigation measures for the energy consumption that such new technology could cause.
ESG Deep Dive - Corporate and ESG reporting obligations
Chairperson's wrap-up and closing remarks
Networking cocktail kindly sponsored by KPMG