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The annual meeting of the world’s leading fund distribution community

Highlights of the agenda

    • Looking back at three decades of global success
    • Looking forward to even further enhanced cross-border distribution
  • Third countries – What now?
  • Promising and future distribution markets
    • Focus on Latin America
    • Focus on South East Asia
  • A discussion with NICSA and HKIFA
  • Tools to make distribution easier
    • Transformational technology
    • FinTech solutions for AML
  • Does sustainability help you sell?
  • A futuristic view of economic developments
  • Future product trends
  • 2nd edition of MackayWilliams Distribution Achievement awards
  • ALFI 30th birthday celebration


Six reasons why this is an unmissable event

  1. Network with 650+ senior representatives of the global fund distribution community from 30+ countries worldwide
  2. Learn about industry trends and the latest developments in the global fund distribution landscape
  3. Get tangible takeaways and key references that you can use in your day-to-day business to support your growth and success
  4. Meet the fund distributors who provide a global reach of investment funds to investors in 70+ countries where funds are sold
  5. Engage with the unique community of ALFI, which represents the largest global distribution centre for investment funds
  6. Join us for the 2nd annual ‘MacKayWilliams Distribution Achievement awards’ series


 Event overview

The ALFI Global Distribution Conference, now in its 27th edition, is designed as a unique platform to enable participants from all over the world to share knowledge and exchange experiences on major trends and opportunities in global fund distribution. The Conference enjoys a secure place in the diary of many fund industry professionals, including asset managers, distributors, fund administrators and service providers and, of course, investors.

The 2018 event promises to be unique as it marks not only the 30th birthday of the implementation of the UCITS directive, but also the 30th birthday of ALFI.

A true distributor-centric conference which no-one involved in distribution should miss, this year’s gathering will deliver an innovative and unique programme. The two-day programme will present insightful and thought provoking subjects for discussion on the latest key issues in the global fund distribution space, primarily focusing on the views and priorities of the fund distributors themselves.

We expect more than 650 delegates and speakers from Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa and up to 35 exhibitors showcasing their products and solutions serving the asset management industry.

Join us for these side events

2nd edition of Mackay Williams Distribution Achievement awards

2nd edition of Mackay Williams Distribution Achievement awards

In 2017 MackayWilliams, the independent mutual fund market analysis and research company, presented the inaugural MackayWilliams Distribution Achievement Awards at the occasion of the ALFI Global Distribution Conference. This year the 2nd edition of a unique yearly overview of Distributor-centric trends, dynamics and distribution strategies is taking place.

ALFI 30th birthday celebration

ALFI 30th birthday celebration

This year, ALFI is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Over the last three decades, the local fund industry has developed the know-how and infrastructure that make Luxembourg the leading global fund distribution hub. Join us on the second day of the conference, 26 September, to discover milestones of our activity over time and celebrate the success-story that we keep on writing.

Our very well received speakers in 2017 included

Stewart Aldcroft Chairman Cititrust Limited, Managing Director and Senior Advisor, Citi Markets & Securities Services
Jim Boynton Partner King & Wood Mallesons
Richard Chambers Chief Marketing Officer J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Jim Fitzpatrick President NICSA
H.E. Pierre Gramegna Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Richard Lepere Managing Director Fund Channel S.A.
Diana Mackay Joint CEO MackayWIlliams
Johan Norberg Author, Lecturer and documentary Filmmaker
Yoshio Okubo Vice Chairman Japan Investment Trust Association (JITA)
Julie Patterson Director, Asset Management, Regulatory Change KPMG
Neil Ward Founder and former General Manager Skype

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