Ismaël Fadiga, Arendt Regulatory & Consulting

Ismaël Fadiga Ismaël Fadiga is a Manager at Arendt Regulatory & Consulting in charge of the implementation, development of Risk Management services for the company. He has started his career in 2010 within the financial services sector in London working on the equity desk of a leading financial information services’ firm, then in risk management for a consultancy firm. Before joining Arendt Regulatory & Consulting, he has been heading the risk management department of a self-managed SICAV - Part I Umbrella Fund in Luxembourg since November 2014, where he held the mandate as Permanent Risk Management Function and also acted as Assistant to Conducting Officer. Ismaël holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics from the University of Delaware (USA), master's degree (DEA) in Finance from the University of Lyon II (France), and a master’s degree (MA) in Finance and Investment with Distinction from Nottingham University Business School (UK).

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Panel discussion

10.55 - 11.40

Looking forward to enhanced cross-border fund distribution

One of the aims of the Capital Markets Union project is to foster growth by reinforcing the role of capital markets, investment funds and asset managers, in the financing of the European economy, too dependent on bank financing. In this context, the European Commission has made proposals to remove the remaining barriers to cross-border distribution of funds. How will these impact the distribution processes?
Will integration help the cross-border investment fund industry to seize the opportunity and contribute more effectively towards economic growth? If so, which are the products and who are the clients?

A debate between the Commission and the industry

11.40 - 12.25

Delegation, "third countries", Brexit... Quo vadis, distribution of EU funds?

Delegation of certain asset management functions to a company’s headquarters, other group companies or specialist third-party asset managers, with the decision-making process and risk oversight remaining in the country from which delegation takes place, is a tried and tested practice in the European and international fund industry.
It is important to third-country asset managers of European funds and it benefits the end investor by providing access to local asset management expertise. Brexit, coupled with the “ESA Review” proposal, have put the delegation model at the core of heated discussions. How are these perceived outside the EU? What is the way forward?

A regulators debate

13.30 - 14.00

Short & Sharp stage - kindly sponsored by:

PRIIPs issues 9 months after? You gotta be KIDding.

14.35 - 15.15

Focus on Latin America

Key developments in the region, including recent amendments to pension fund regulations, offer new distribution opportunities for UCITS and alternative fund managers, as well as improved choice for local investors.

A deep dive into local trends and regulatory changes

16.00 - 16.40

Focus on Southeast Asia

The fund and asset management industries in Southeast Asia are growing significantly. The panel presents new opportunities in the region, including in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the Pacific.

16.40 - 17.05

A discussion with NICSA and HKIFA

ALFI talks to its Conference Partners, NICSA and HKIFA, about important developments in their respective markets, amongst others the progress of Asian passporting schemes or FinTech in the US.