Evelyne Christiaens, ALFI

Evelyne Christiaens

After studying law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (“Licence en Droit” with a focus on business law) and spent several months as trainee in 1993 at the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union, Evelyne Christiaens (48) joined FEFSI (now EFAMA) in 1994 as legal assistant.
In 1997, she joined ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg fund Industry, where she is now Head of the Legal Department and coordinator of various legal and regulatory working groups, focusing among other on UCITS, MiFID and anti-money laundering issues.
Evelyne is a member of various CSSF and consultative regulatory expert groups. She has been chairing the EFAMA Anti-money Laundering Taskforce since November 2016.


CSSF interview

2021 will be the year of sustainable finance! Two weeks after the first major deadline in the implementation of SFDR, listen to the views of CSSF Director Marco Zwick, interviewed by Corinne Lamesch, Chairperson of ALFI. What are the first lessons learned and what are the next steps in implementing the European’s Commission Action Plan on financing sustainable growth? Listen to Marco Zwick’s insights on key regulatory and supervisory files impacting the asset management industry, such as ESMA’s CSA on costs and charges, liquidity risks and liquidity management tools, the review of the UCITS Directive and AIFMD, and the CSSF’s programme of activities for 2021.


ALFI Guidelines on AML/CFT

AML/CFT and KYC are topics which require strict adherence to the highest possible standards from all stakeholders in the industry. Five years after issuing the last version of their guidelines, professionals from ALFI and other relevant industry associations in Luxembourg have worked hard in order to entirely revamp and modernise their guidelines. Hear from our experts Evelyne Christiaens, Head of the Legal Department ALFI and Hema Jewootah, Conducting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A. and Co-Chair of ALFI AML Working Group for a snapshot of key recommendations and practical insights, covering both diligence on assets as well as KYC on investors.

  • Hema Jewootah

    Hema Jewootah Conducting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A.


CSSF Circular 18/698 on the authorisation and organisation of IFMs in Luxembourg

Explore the practicalities of the CSSF Circular 18/698 on the authorisation and organisation of IFMs in Luxembourg, several years after its introduction. What are the lessons learnt on the oversight of delegates? Is a tick the box oversight exercise effective or does it risk creating blind spots? Can an oversight be streamlined and automated to make it less resource-intensive by using new technologies? How does oversight reconcile with Group organisation?


Diversity & Inclusion in the asset servicing of the future – a NextGen view

Masterclass facilitated by State Street

Organizations today are leading significant changes to their cultures, strategy-making processes and talent management efforts to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is more adaptable, creative and works as a magnet to attract top talent.

From the next generation perspective, the panel discussion will focus on what are the current practices and strategies being developed to support a diverse workplace and how does diversity and inclusion help companies achieve a competitive business advantage.