Please note that all sessions are indicated in UK time


08.45-08.50

Welcome from ALFI


08.50-09.05

Message from Luxembourg Government


09.05-09.50

CEO Panel

CEOs and Senior leadership executives from large asset managers, look into the future of Asset Management over the next decade, and identify the key themes influencing strategy.

Moderator

Panellists


09.50-10.30

Final Countdown... Is “Europe” ready to handle Financial Services post Brexit?

  • How will the UK industry evolve in this new third country environment?
  • Is equivalence the way forward?
  • Direction of travel at EU level (Commission consultation on AIFMD)
  • Topical and practical issues (delegation, marketing…)

Moderator

Panellists


10.30-10.45

Economist

  • we shall know the outcome of the US Presidential election
  • the UK/EU “no trade” deal will be more certain and just how “hard” Brexit will be
  • the global pandemic is still with us, perhaps a vaccine is imminent, but even so major economies remain in prolonged meltdown and government bale-outs continue
  • Sustainability gathers pace, especially around climate change, and even China has declared carbon neutral goals by 2060
    …and yet, stock markets continue to defy gravity and rise
    Arnaud Marès will explain what all this means through the eyes of an economist, and the strategic implications for global asset managers.

10.45-11.25

Let’s hear it from the Regulators

There is never a quiet moment for the Regulators. We hear what is on their current agenda, and how they are preparing for the next decade, in the context of where the industry they regulate may be heading.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Nick Miller

    Nick Miller Head of Asset Management, Supervision Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

  • Marco Zwick

    Marco Zwick Director Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)


11.25-11.30

Chairperson's wrap up


11.30-12.30

Parallel Workshops


11.30-12.30

Workshop 1: Evolution of the Custody model and how it transforms the Luxembourg service proposition

The traditional industrial scale custody & fund administration model is under increasing threat from new technology, evolving asset classes and demanding clients, with new, more agile entrants encroaching their territory. Hear the CEOs from four of the larger players on how their global strategy and proposition is adapting in response to these new competitors, and how this transforms the service proposition for clients with Luxembourg domiciled investment needs.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Eduardo Gramuglia

    Eduardo Gramuglia Senior Vice President State Street Bank International GmbH, Luxembourg Branch


11.30-12.30

Workshop 2: Product evolution

The session will focus on interesting innovation in product design on the liquid side. What is the Luxembourg industry doing to foster product evolution and make best and innovative use of the toolbox in terms of products and structures it is given?

Moderator

Panellists

  • Micaela Forelli

    Micaela Forelli Managing Director, Luxembourg | Head of European Distribution M&G International Investments S.A.


11.30-12.30

Workshop 3: Sustainable finance

Hear from our three distinguished expert speakers – impact activist, impact investor and EIB expert – who will share their insights and experiences as practitioners. The shift towards more sustainability is the most important and biggest change in recent years with far-reaching strategic consequences for the asset management industry globally.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Nancy Saich

    Nancy Saich Senior Adviser in Climate and Environment European Investment Bank

  • James Broderick

    James Broderick Advocate for social impact investment and board member Impact Investing Institute


11.30-12.30

Workshop 4: Private Assets

Real Assets is booming! An unprecedent growing demand for alternative asset classes delivering yield has fueled the launch of new products and schemes in the Real Assets space. As a result, innovation in terms of products is at full speed responding to the hunger for diversification but also the need for integrated ESG or active impact. So where are Real Assets heading?

Moderator

Panellists

  • Christian Ostbringhaus

    Christian Ostbringhaus Financial Manager, (Investment Advisor to Greenfinch Global Invest Fund SCA, SICAV-FIS) GCG S.A.