Julie Patterson, KPMG

Julie Patterson Julie leads on regulatory change in asset management and funds within KPMG’s EMA Regulatory Centre of Excellence, providing thought leadership and analysis of regulatory proposals and priorities.  She is also global sector lead on Brexit.  Before joining KPMG, she worked at the UK Investment Association, expanding the regulatory function to cover segregated mandates, capital requirements and asset management operations.  She then focussed on all aspects of investment funds – product regulation, distribution, fund administration, financial reporting, tax and legal. She has a broad knowledge of the European fund and distribution landscape, and chairs EFAMA’s Distribution and Investor Protection Working Group.

Roundtable discussion


Challenges and opportunities for the continued success story of EU funds

An international perspective on UCITS by ICI Global


Fintech for Distribution - exploring a challenging lansdcape for funds

Robo-advisers, exchange traded funds, direct to consumer models-the distribution landscape is changing. Just as the music and publishing industries were disrupted by a digital revolution, so is the funds business undergoing a technological shift, we all know that by now…but how far are we really in this shift?
Can we truly predict the ‘digital’ future of global fund distribution?

Setting the scene with Digital Disruption in Asset Management, learning from Skype’s approach, followed by a debate with leading distribution disrupters



The existential crisis of Distribution: what will regulation make of distributors in the not so distant future?

There are many topics on distributors’ minds these days, costs & charges, target markets, MiFID II and the list goes on. Yesterday’s distributor will be very different by 2018.

A presentation on the key regulatory impacts to the distributors’ business model.


Distribution perspective between the Giants and the Gems

Distribution perspective between the Giants and the Gems – Distribution is not a winner takes all game

  • Does scale matter? Does brand recognition matter?
  • Is it really easier cutting distribution deals if you are a giant of the industry? Are (smaller) boutiques getting a raw deal from distributors?
  • What difference does this make to the end investor simply seeking the best funds?


The Yang: Innovation in distribution

A roundtable discussion to assess the new frontiers of distribution with Distribution Innovators

  • Direct-to-consumer or stick with intermediaries – which way will asset managers swing?
  • Is regulation closing or opening distribution architecture?
  • Distribution digitalisation: will robo-advisers be the dominant distributors of the future?