Noel Fessey, EFA

Noel Fessey Noel Fessey is CEO, chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of European Fund Administration, based in Luxembourg. After a military career, Noel worked for Schroders in London, and from 2003 to 2016 he was Managing Director and Country Head of Schroders Luxembourg. Noel was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) from 2005 to 2006 and has been a member of ALFI’s Strategic Board since October 2019.
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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.


09.15

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.


10.00

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, Luxembourg | Head of European Distribution M&G International Investments S.A.