With some 35 years of experience in the Luxembourg finance and fund industry, Germain Birgen, a Luxembourg national, is a Director at Banque de Luxembourg, heading up the business development for its securities services division. Banque de Luxembourg has some € 60 billion of assets under custody, both in liquid and private asset classes. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and Head of HSBC Securities Services Luxembourg and more recently led the Client Solutions Europe division within RBC Investor and Treasury Services. During his time with the HSBC Group, he was also at the initiative of HSBC Amanah Securities Services, an Islamic securities services proposition that he headed up globally. Over the years, he has been an active member of and contributor to various industry bodies among which the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Commission, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) as well as Luxembourg for Finance (LFF). He is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences in Luxembourg and abroad.