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|09.30 - 10.30||
Looking back at three decades of the UCITS global success story
UCITS are recognised worldwide as stable, well-regulated and high-quality investment products with significant levels of investor protection. Distributed in 70 countries around the world, they are considered a true European export hit.
|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?
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.
A regulators debate
|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.