Robert Glaesener, Talkwalker

Robert Glaesener

Robert joined Talkwalker as CEO in 2010 after launching and heading up online brokerage bank Internaxx, now part of TD bank. His leadership expertise is spearheading the growth of the company. Talkwalker now holds a dominant position as a crawling and search technology company that allows customers worldwide to search, analyze and monitor online and social media. Robert holds a BA from HEC Management School in France and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, USA.


09.50 - 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?

  • Nicolas Bideau

    Nicolas Bideau Ambassador, Head of Presence Switzerland Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

14.30 - 15.30

Workshop I: UK