Registration & breakfast
|08.15 - 08.45||
Global Fund Dynamics – a live Breakfast session
Opening – Welcome and introduction
Introduction by the Chairman of the morning session
A conversation with our partner associations: NICSA (USA) and HKIFA (Hong Kong)
Raising Capital in the United States in the Trump Era
The U.S. market remains the world’s largest, and its regulatory infrastructure remains surprisingly open to non-U.S. asset managers. This session will review how European asset managers can raise assets from US investors in the Trump Era through Europe based fund products as well as through retail 1940 Act parallel funds.
Spreading the investment funds gospel: Market and regulatory developments in key regions and jurisdictions
Regulatory reforms and internationalisation of markets offer new opportunities for fund distribution. An overview of what is in the pipeline in Asia, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Australia
Please show me your passport
Today, there are 3 existing fund recognition/passport schemes in the Asia Pacific region. Latin America is now gearing towards joining the fund passport band wagon as well. What can we learn from these “glocal” passport business cases?
Can we wrap it up now? So - Where is global distribution really going…?
Day 2 morning Chairman’s wrap up and closing remarks
Lunch in the exhibition area kindly sponsored by BNP Paribas & Deloitte
Master Class - sponsored and presented by Citi
David versus Goliath – the battle for Asian distribution. Are the global giants dominant ?
A deep dive into the dynamics of Asian distribution. What’s the winning strategy for distribution in Asia? Is it performance? Is it the fund domicile? What’s selling and why? Who holds the best cards for future growth in Asia : Asian passported funds and UCITS?
Stewart Aldcroft, Cititrust Limited, Managing Director and
Short & Sharp stage sponsored and presented by State Street Bank Luxembourg S.C.A.
A New Climate for Growth. Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive
A presentation of the key findings of the SSB research paper A New Climate for Growth. Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive will followed by an open discussion on how emerging technologies create new opportunities in the area of distribution. In fact, one of the new model for growth is to expand distribution with mobile and robo.
The discussion will focus on how the industry players align technology with their ambition and the developments in FundTech and RegTech.
Opening and introduction by the Chairman of the afternoon session
Out of the box presentation - In Defence of Progress
The media is filled with doom and gloom, but Johan Norberg makes the case that we are in the midst of a global development revolution which is increasing living standards and technological opportunities faster than ever. It’s worth looking forward to – and investing in – the future. Norberg has a long and distinguished track record promoting the benefits of free markets. His 2016 book “Progress” has been described as “a blast of good sense” by The Economist.
Distribution Hall of Fame
2017 is the launch year of the annual Distribution Hall of Fame. In this yearly fund distribution community gathering, a series of awards will be presented, to recognise excellence in various aspects of distribution from ongoing client engagement through brand and sales & marketing support.
A Fireside chat – Europe 2.0 and the rest of the world
The changing face of Europe and the world with Brexit, the rise of populism, an enduring low-interest environment, the threat of climate change, changing investor demand…What are the impacts of major geopolitical and macroeconomics trends on our daily business? Is the core role of asset management changing? Leading political and AM public policy figures tell their stories, discussing their views on the current and future state of Europe.
Chairman's wrap up
Closing of the conference by Nathalie Reuter, Master of Ceremony
with bubbles and gifts!