ALFI welcome address

  • Camille Thommes

    Camille Thommes Director General Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)


Opening by the Chairperson of the day


The Big Picture from a Luxembourg as a Financial Centre perspective

Sustainable Finance represents a golden opportunity for the Asset Management sector to use its collective momentum and scale to make transformational impacts on climate, environment and society. However, it is so much more than simply being “compliant”. A philosophical and cultural change across both Investors and Asset Managers must occur and be aligned on the impact objectives. Hear from Andrew McDowell, in conversation with Michael Maldener on how to effect such organisational culture change, the importance of measuring the impact investor money has made and reporting that “story” to them, and the opportunity for Luxembourg to establish its “brand” as the ESG domicile of choice in a world largely aligned on principle but not on practice.

Interviewed by:


Strategy, agility or a crystal ball - what drives the evolution of the sector, and what will it look like in 5 years time?

A fusion of views from C-Suite Executives of Asset Management Companies and the voice of the investor, with interjections from leading industry figures offering their views on the future evolution of Asset Management.

The panel will consider interventions from various investor groups during the panel session, including a large Dutch pension fund, a large European distributor, and the perspective of investors seeking sustainable finance solutions, each posing a challenge as to what their respective investor group needs from the Asset manager sector in the future.



  • Stephen Cohen

    Stephen Cohen Head of EMEA iShares & Wealth business and Index Investments BlackRock

  • Peter Preisler

    Peter Preisler Managing Director, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Europe & Africa Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.


Luxembourg; adapting, innovating, growing

We have heard from the Asset Managers and industry leaders, and have a picture of how the industry may evolve over the next few eyars. What does this mean for Luxembourg? How will the industry here adapt, innovate and grow. Hear from leading Luxembourg leaders their views on how the workforce and workplace of the future will evolve, how capacity can be created to absorb growth, how technology can deliver benefits, how the operating models will adapt, and the regulatory changes we may have to align with

  • Micaela Forelli

    Micaela Forelli Managing Director, Europe, Distribution Director M&G Investments


Longevity: how the AM industry can deliver solutions for an ever ageing population

Each generation is living on average 10-15 years longer. What are the societal consequences of this, and how should the Asset Management sector respond with outcome-driven solutions for this new set of needs from savers and investors with ever increasing investment horizons and increasingly delayed decumulation actions

  • Andrew J. Scott

    Andrew J. Scott Professor of Economics London Business School & The Longevity Forum


Chairperson's wrap-up