Michèle Eisenhuth, Arendt & Medernach

Michèle Eisenhuth Michèle Eisenhuth is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt & Medernach and a member of the firm’s strategy board. She specialises in investment fund law. She has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1995. She sits on the board of directors of several funds and management companies launched by international asset management groups and is also a member of the board of directors of ALFI and of ILA. She is Senior Vice Chair of the Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee of the IBA and chairs / is an active member of several ALFI and EFAMA committees. Michèle is a regular speaker at ALFI, EFAMA, IBA, ILA, Lex Mundi and other conferences in Luxembourg or abroad. Michèle holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université de Liège (Belgium).
09.15

Regulatory Update

Emerging with the 12th edition of its session “regulatory update”, the European asset management conference is making this panel a tradition! Today’s discussion will give you an all-encompassing, snappy, refreshing and comprehensive overview of nearly all major topics of interest to asset managers operating UCITS and alternative funds, taken from a Luxembourg perspective. It is considering both recent and upcoming regulations, with a mix of pure Luxembourg-centric developments such as circulars and FAQs from the CSSF, and new regulation stemming from the EU as well as from ESMA, and from other international policymakers. Just to raise expectations a little… performance fees, sustainable finance,  eligible assets, ELTIF, MMFR or MAR– will all be discussed, not to mention some other 10+ different topics.


10.00

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.


11.00

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?


11.30

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.