Emmanuel Gutton has been appointed Director of Legal and Tax in September 2020.
Mr Gutton has been handed these responsibilities from Marc-André Bechet. Mr Bechet has been elected Deputy Director General and will now oversee Communications, Events and Business Development at ALFI.
Mr Gutton was Head of Legal and Conducting Officer at Pictet Asset Management (Europe) S. A., a Luxembourg UCITS management company and AIFM, from 2016.
Prior to joining Pictet, Mr Gutton worked for more than ten years as a lawyer (Luxembourg Bar and Paris Bar), concentrating his practice on collective investment funds and management companies. He worked as Counsel at Elvinger Hoss and in September 2012 relocated to Hong Kong to launch Elvinger Hoss’ office there, returning to Luxembourg in September 2015. Previously, Mr Gutton had worked as a lawyer at Linklaters in Luxembourg and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris.
Mr Gutton holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France) and a Master’s Degree in International Business Law and Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris in partnership with the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). He speaks French and English.
ALFI welcome address
Growth of the Luxembourg financial centre, investments in people, skills, technological innovation – the role of Luxembourg post Brexit
Diversity, Scale and Agility – The response from asset servicers
People, skills, outsourcing, operating models, technology, shift from traditional to alternatives – handling increased size, diversification and sophistication
Embracing change – Governance that unpacks complexity
Third party Management Companies and AIFMs
Adapting to manage diverse needs – as many managers move towards being asset class agnostic, what are the pressures being placed on ManCos/AIFMS and how is the industry responding
Practical impacts of Brexit on fund distribution
Latest trends in UK/EU cross-border distribution; To what extent may UK-based marketing teams remain involved in EU marketing?; Impact on Lux management companies/AIFMs; How difficult will it be for Lux funds to access the UK market?