Rafael Aguilera, EY

Rafael Aguilera Rafael Aguilera is an Executive Director at EY. He has more than 15 years experience in the asset management industry within the areas of product development, registration and multichannel distribution of investment funds on a cross-border basis. Rafael joined EY in 2012 from a 'Big Four' consulting firm where he held for 6 years a Directors’ role within their Regulatory Consulting department. Prior to this role Rafael worked for 4 years at Fortis Investment Luxembourg as Senior Legal Advisor and 2 years at ING Investment Management Brussels as Legal and Compliance Officer. Rafael has developed a solid background in all regulatory matters related to fund registration and distribution.  Rafael is nominated expert from ALFI on cross-border Asset Management initiatives. He is also a member of numerous ALFI and EFAMA working groups. Rafael is fluent in French, Dutch, English and Spanish and completed his law degree at the VUB and masters in Finance and Corporate Finance at the KUL Business School, in Belgium


09.40 - 10.30

AML in the distribution context

Transparency in the investment chain: – know your distributor, know your client and know your beneficial owner. With the implementation of the 4th AML Directive, the coming into life of the Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register and increased scrutiny from the CSSF, notably through the new “Manco” Circular, what do the authorities expect from asset managers and service providers? Who reports what to whom and how is the process being vetted?

11.00 - 11.50

Tomorrow's cross-border fund distribution in the EU

As part of the Capital Markets Union project, the European Commission has initiated ways to facilitate cross-border distribution in Europe. The proposals strike a trade-off between removing distribution barriers and adequate investor protection. How will these new rules modify European fund distribution?

11.50 - 12.20

Bad banks? The impact of reputation on marketing

Nation branding and image building: how does the overall reputation as a fund domicile contribute towards distribution efforts? How much does image influence decision-making?

14.30 - 15.30

Workshop I - geographical distribution hot spots: UK

14.30 - 15.30

Workshop II - geographical distribution hot spots: Latin America

14.30 - 15.30

Workshop III - geographical distribution hot spots: Asia