Corinne Lamesch, ALFI

Corinne Lamesch

Corinne Lamesch has been a member of the ALFI Board of Directors since June 2017 and has actively participated in a number of ALFI Technical Committees and Working Groups. She is a regular speaker at industry events and has been actively participating in conferences and roadshows that ALFI is organising in Luxembourg and across the globe. Corinne is Country Head, Luxembourg and Head of Legal, Europe at Fidelity International and has over 20 years of experience in the Luxembourg fund industry. She joined Fidelity International in 2008 and has also acted as Conducting Officer of Fidelity International’s Luxembourg-based management company since 2015. Prior to joining Fidelity International, Corinne worked as a lawyer for Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy from 1998 to 2008, advising on the Luxembourg and international investment fund industry. Corinne holds two Masters in Law from Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg and New York University School of Law. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Luxembourg Bar (1999-2008) and to the New York Bar (since 1998).

Agenda

ALFI welcome


09.40 - 10.00

News from Asia and the US

A discussion with the conference partners, NICSA and HKIFA, on the recent developments in their respective fund industries


10.00 - 10.30

Distribution trends: aviation as a reference industry

Lessons to learn from air travel industry – fundamental changes in distribution channels, direct distribution, generational shift, innovative pricing etc.

GDS, AEA and IATA are acronyms that the fund industry might not be too familiar with, however they belong to an industry that also underwent profound changes over the past decade. Changes in the global distribution systems impacted not only travelers and intermediaries, but most of all the airlines directly. Prestigious brands disappeared and made room for low cost airlines, airline mergers and alliances. Are there lessons to be learned by the fund industry?


11.00 - 11.40

Data: distribution intel - data is big, intelligence will be augmented

An examination of how data contributes to distribution. If investment decisions are based on data, for sure distribution decisions must be. In fact, as data itself is becoming an asset class, is the asset manager becoming a data manager?


11.40 - 12.20

Integration of sustainability factors in fund distribution rules

In the context of the EU Action plan on Sustainable Finance, the integration of sustainability risks and factors in MiFID II is envisaged via the introduction of mandatory assessments of client ESG preferences. How to match these subsequently with the right financial products? AIFMD and UCITS regulations will see similar developments. In practice, how will this affect distributors?


14.30 - 15.10

Young perspectives

Talk to millennials, not about them – thoughts about money and financial planning, the need for a fund shopping app etc. – what is it the young clients want?


15.50 - 16.30

Distributors take centre stage

Do investors feel they get value for money? What sells and what doesn’t? Regulation, pricing, digitalisation, investor education… what really influences fund sales?


16.30 - 16.50

Everything you always wanted to know about distribution (but were afraid to ask)

Ad-hoc session: expertise upon request