Diana Mackay, part of Broadridge Analytics Solutions

Diana Mackay
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


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?

16.20 - 16.45

European Funds - the next 30 years

A look into the crystal ball

From regulatory big bang to an expanding galaxy of stars – assessing the past and future of UCITS
The UCITS Directive was the spark that fired the European asset management industry into life, creating a trusted structure for retail and institutional investments alike. In their first 30 years,  they have survived and thrived extreme market upheavals to become a global franchise, with assets expanding from €300bn to nearly €10trn. What are their secrets of success and are they sustainable for the next three decades?

  • Diana Mackay

    Diana Mackay Managing Director at consultancy MackayWilliams part of Broadridge Analytics Solutions