Peter De Proft, EFAMA

Peter De Proft Peter De Proft is the former Director General of EFAMA (The European Fund and Asset Management Association), a position he took up in October 2007 until December 2018.  Prior to his appointment with EFAMA, he was CEO at Fortis Investment Management Belgium (2004-2007), where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the global Fortis Investments strategy at Belgian level, and he has also previously held the position of Executive Director at Banque Nagelmackers 1747 / Groupe Delta Lloyd (1995-2004).  Prior to that Peter was Director of the Fixed Income Department at Petercam (from September 1988 until April 1995) and he was also a Central Banker in the Department of Public Funds from May 1980 until September 1988. Peter has held a number of board positions in the fund & asset management industry, including Chairman of the Board of BEAMA (Belgian Asset Managers Association), Board Member and Vice Chairman of Febelfin (2002-2006); Board Member of FEFSI/EFAMA  (2002-2004). He was Chairman of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA) from May 2009 to September 2011. Other positions have included the MiFID Level 3 expert consultative group, and previously the MiFID Level 2 Consultative Working Group of Market Participants (2004-2005), and the Efficiency Expert Group of the European Commission for enhancing the single market framework for investment funds (January-June 2006). He served on the Board of Directors of the European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) (October 2014-June 2017). Peter was a member and Vice-Chair of ESMA’s Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG) for two consecutive terms (2011-2016). He was the Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF). (June 2014 - October 2018). A trained lawyer, Peter was educated at The Free University, Brussels, where he received a degree in Law (with specialisation in economic, financial and tax law) in 1976, and an additional degree in Economic Law in 1977.

Agenda

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?

  • Vanessa Grüneklee

    Vanessa Grüneklee Head of Investment Management and Distribution Services Schroder Investment Management (Europe) Ltd

  • Amy Wareham

    Amy Wareham Executive Director, Legal Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • Willi Müller

    Willi Müller Head of foreign distribution services Union Investment Luxembourg S.A.


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