Florence Stainier, Arendt & Medernach S.A.

Florence Stainier Florence Stainier is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt & Medernach S.A. where she specialises in legal and regulatory matters related to investment funds and management entities. She advises clients on the creation, structuring, marketing and operations of investment funds with a particular focus on UCITS, alternative UCITS, hedge funds and ETFs. She is participating in several working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in particular relating to MIFID, Islamic finance and UCITS matters. Florence is a member of the Luxembourg Bar.

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?


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


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