Arnd Heßeler, zeb

Arnd Heßeler Arnd Heßeler is the head of zeb´s office in Luxembourg and is a member of two of zeb’s practice groups—“Private Banking, Asset and Wealth Management” and “Capital Markets and Securities Processing”. His experience of more than three decades in the financial services industry extends across corporate and private banking with senior management responsibilities in Europe and Latin America. Prior to joining zeb in 2016, Arnd worked at Allianz / Dresdner Bank Group holding various senior management positions, among others CFO and COO of Dresdner Bank Luxembourg. His area of expertise encompasses strategy, asset management, private banking, finance and risk management, restructuring and operational excellence. furthermore, Arnd has deep knowledge about the Luxembourg fund market and industry participants. Arnd is co-author and contributor of various zeb studies and articles on asset management, private banking and agile organizations..
08.40

In conversation with Howard Marks

Oaktree is a leading investment management firm managing more than $150 billion in assets. Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm’s adherence to its core investment philosophy; communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies; and contributing his experience to big-picture decisions relating to investments and corporate direction. Howard is well known to the investor community for his “memos” to clients. Warren Buffett once said “When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they’re the first thing I open and read. I always learn something.”


09.05

Sustainable Investment Funds in Europe – Latest trends and market developments

Leveraging on the Sustainable Investment Fund Study 2021 commissioned by ALFI, Hortense Bioy, Global Head of Sustainability Research, Morningstar and Arnd Hesseler, Executive Manager and Head of Luxembourg office, zeb, will give an overview of the current landscape of sustainable funds across Europe.
How have asset managers positioned themselves in categorising their funds in article 6, 8 or 9? What is the appetite of end-investors and distributors for sustainable funds? Which asset classes and which strategies are most successful? Hear from two leading experts in the field.

  • Hortense Bioy

    Hortense Bioy Global Director of Sustainability Research, Manager Research Morningstar


09.20

Distributing ESG and impact investment solutions: do old recipes still work?

What does it take to successfully distribute an ESG or an impact investment product? How do you stand out in an ever growing crowd of such products? And if such investments are favoured by younger investors, can you simply use the same distribution channels?

During an interactive panel discussion, we will propose answers to these questions and many more, taking into consideration the latest trends and innovations observed.


10.35

Private Debt Funds: the Who, the Why and the How of Fundraising in Europe

This panel will discuss the current trends in fundraising for private debt funds, from both a GP and LP perspective. Private debt has been growing fast in the last few years, in particular due to the attractiveness of the asset class for insurance companies and other institutional investors.
Our panellists will share their views on the driving forces behind the European private debt funds market, opportunities for growth and the products that will be coming to the market tomorrow.


11.00

Retailisation of private assets

Without any doubt, private assets including private equity and venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, private debt have grown to a significant asset class within the fund industry. So far, access to this asset class was granted mainly to the large institutional investors. As an appealing alternative and possibility for diversification, retail investors increasingly become attracted to such alternative funds.
But are they fully aware of the differences and constraints compared to a UCITS? How does the industry adapt to this new dimension? What are the opportunities and the challenges? Will it be the revival of the ELTIF or are there other possibilities? Listen to our experts sharing their experiences and views.


11.35

Masterclass facilitated by UBS

Will ELTIFs awake from their state of “sleeping beauty”

Until now the ELTIF regime has not led to the expected success. What is needed to boost such structures and will the amendments under discussion close the existing gaps for an attractive solution allowing a certain “democratisation of private assets”?


12.20

Masterclass facilitated by State Street

Enhancing and developing inclusion & diversity in a virtual work environment

Our working environment has changed dramatically over the last 18 months. Undoubtedly, the management style needs to adjust to new challenges we have been facing within the virtual teams. During the panel discussion, we will explore the multiple facets of inclusion and diversity and how the latter in all forms is embraced, acknowledged and developed within a continued virtual working environment. Our speakers will share their experience on how the companies create an inclusive environment where employees feel comfortable, supported and respected in bringing their ‘whole self’ to work. We will also hear insightful suggestions and practical tips on how to identify, nurture, encourage and promote diverse talents.