Guillaume Prache, BETTER FINANCE

Guillaume Prache Guillaume Prache is the Managing Director of BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users. He is also one of the experts representing financial services users at the European Commission (lately as member of the High Level Forum on the CMU), at ESMA (Securities & Markets Stakeholder Group), at EIOPA (Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group), and at the French financial regulator AMF.  He has been the first chair of the ESMA Stakeholder Group, and former vice chair of the European Commission’s FSUG (Financial Services User Group) and member of the EIOPA Pensions and EBA Banking Stakeholder Groups. He started as a magistrate at the French Court of Auditors, and has an extended and international experience in financial matters, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., a “Fortune 500” publicly-listed pharmaceutical company (today Sanofi) from 1997 to 2000, and then as Managing Director of the European affiliate of the Vanguard Group, Inc., a global leader in asset management, from 2000 to 2006. He has taught asset management for the CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager) program and wrote two books (Politique économique contemporaine in 1989, Les Scandales de l’épargne retraite in 2008) and various articles on economics and finance.
08.55

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.

  • 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.