Gebhard Giselbrecht, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Gebhard Giselbrecht Gebhard Giselbrecht is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in Asset Management (part of IWM), based in Zurich. He is responsible for the Client Coverage Organization as well as the COO and Strategy function for Switzerland/EMEA. Previously at Credit Suisse, Gebhard was Asset Management COO for Asia Pacific and head of the Asset Management’s Singapore Business. Mr. Giselbrecht joined Credit Suisse in May 2006 from McKinsey and Company, where he was a Senior Engagement Manager focusing on the Financial Services Industry working on Corporate Finance, Risk Management and Capital Markets topics. Mr. Giselbrecht holds a degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of St. Gallen. He also holds a Master in Business Informatics/Master in Business Administration (MBI/MBA) from the Rotterdam School of Management.
09.35 - 10.15

Fintech solutions for AML

AML is a challenge for distributors of investment funds and fintech offers solutions to ensure compliance with applicable regulation, in particular client identification requirements.

  • What are the technologies that offer the most potential in this regard and how will they change the industry?
  • What are the existing obstacles to their implementation?

10.45 - 11.25

Distribution support: the plan and the reality

What improvements to the distribution processes are expected from recent regulatory and technological changes? How do they compare to the realities on the ground and how is the role of the asset manager evolving in this context?

  • MiFID II and PRIIPS: first stock-taking
  • Advice and/or robo-advice: is technology changing business models?
  • The digital evolution of fund distribution business


  • Gebhard Giselbrecht

    Gebhard Giselbrecht Head of Client Coverage and COO Switzerland & EMEA Credit Suisse Asset Management

  • Ugo Sansone

    Ugo Sansone General Manager/Regional Manager AllFunds Bank International

11.25 - 12.15

Does sustainability help you sell?

According to the EU Commission’s recent proposals, client’s sustainability preferences need to be taken into account when offering a product. Consequently, the matching product needs to be identified and available. How to go about this? Is a “green” or “social” product making things easier?

Panellists debate these (provocative) questions

14.30 - 15.30

Future products and the future of products

Technology, energy, bitcoins… the target investments of funds are more and more diversified. Asset managers are led towards funding not only the real economy, but also the needs of society as a whole. New generations of investors have new expectations.
But looking beyond asset classes, asset managers are reviewing other features of the products: the risk/reward balance, the active/passive management style, the pricing and fees, etc…
Altogether, how much innovation is going on … and required?