Peter Bevan, Linklaters LLP

Peter Bevan Peter is Global Head of Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group and is one of the firm’s global Investment Managers sector leaders. Peter has developed close working relationships with the firm’s banking and investment management clients. His practice includes all aspects of financial markets regulatory advice for broker-dealers and investment banks. Peter advises investment managers, private banks, hedge funds and private equity funds on regulatory issues affecting them. He also advises clients on regulatory investigations into areas such as market conduct, client money compliance and transaction reporting failures. Peter has particular experience of new product development and marketing, trading issues such as market abuse and regulatory structuring advice. Earlier in his career, Peter was seconded to both Bankers Trust and Nomura, advising and assisting with the establishment of their respective securities financing
09.15-10.00

The magnitude of the current relationship of cross-border funds with the UK – What is at stake?

  • Current operating and delegation models between UK and the European asset management industry
  • Distribution models
  • Facts and figures

10.00-10.45

CSSF Circular 18/698: Substance, delegation and governance

Deep dive into CSSF requirements on substance and delegation as well as organisational considerations  


14.25-15.10

Practical examples of addressing Brexit challenges

  • Asset managers recount their experiences

15.40-16.10

The people and the place

  • Living and working in Luxembourg
  • What skillset for Luxembourg?
  • Relocation
  • Dual employment contracts
  • Your tax bill
  • Independent directors
  • Directors, senior managers and conducting officers

16.10-17.00

What does the future hold for European asset management?

  • Third-country access through equivalence; the way forward
  • Transition period
  • ESA review, recent developments from EU Commission, ESMA and the UK
  • Third-country passport under AIFMD: will it work?
  • Brexit: what spillover effect on asset managers in the US, Asia and other jurisdictions?