Registration and breakfast
Welcome by ALFI
Opening and introduction by the Chairperson
The equivalent of speed-dating for regulatory and legal experts, this well-known session will give participants an all-encompassing, refreshing, 360° helicopter view of all regulatory developments that matter for asset managers and investment funds practitioners, taken from a Luxembourg perspective. Fasten your seat belt and listen to first findings on the review of the UCITS directive and AIFMD, ELTIF V2, the upcoming review of the MMFR, ESMA’s CSA on costs and charges, the way forward for PRIIPs KID and UCITS KIID, recent positions of the CSSF on digital assets, AML/KYC, the Luxembourg law on securitisation, recent clarifications on the eligibility of certain assets such as SPACs and loans, new CSSF Circulars on the Long Form Report – and many more….
Crypto, tokenisation, NFTs – The opportunities of investing in digital assets
In its continuous pursuit of innovation and attractive returns and responding to growing investor demand, the fund industry has now been trying to crack the digital assets nut for a while. With Azimut’s successful tokenisation of a private debt portfolio and the CSSF’s guidance expressly allowing Luxembourg funds to take exposure to virtual assets, is the market now ready for funds having direct exposure to digital assets as a component of their investment policy?
Cyber attack: what’s it like from the inside?
Is your organisation ready to deal with a cyber attack? Are you ready in the role you perform? Do you still regard defence and preparation for a cyber attack to be the domain of the CTO? Hear from two perspectives; the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) constantly trying to stay several steps ahead of relentless probes from hackers, and a Senior Executive who has lived through the experience. What is it really like when the phone rings at 5am and you are suddenly in react, manage, control, remediate mode to a crisis situation? What are the crucial lessons to ensure you are better prepared to prevent, and to manage through a crisis if attacked?
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Digital Custody – redefining the financial services landscape
Lunch session facilitated by State Street
With the financial industry continuing its rapid transformation to a digital economy, the custodial industry must pivot to accommodate and support changes and innovations in the financial services landscape. The ever increasing volume of digital assets flowing through the financial system is forcing upon the industry a redefinition of what it means to be a digital custodian.
Is digital custody a bridge of the old and the new? How important are digital assets in investment portfolios? What are the legal implications for digital custody? What is the digital custody regulatory landscape? The session aims at answering the most current questions on the digital assets custodianship from both theoretical and practical standpoints.
Talent, Leadership and Legacy - Long term sustainability for the Luxembourg financial services industry
Join us for a powerful and courageous discussion as recently Luxembourg was ranked as 3rd most attractive country for talent globally by IMD Business School. How does this ranking compare to the reality in the asset management and servicing industry? Is there a war for talent and a salary arbitrage phenomenon? What will be the new expectations by both employers and employees in a post-pandemic and increasingly digitalized world?
Transformation in asset management
A new and engaging approach to energise and motivate the industry to adopt FinTech solutions…..three sessions in one;
Chairperson's wrap-up and closing remarks