Robert van Kerkhoff, BNP Paribas Securities Services

Robert van Kerkhoff

Robert van Kerkhoff was Head of Risk Management at Fortis Bank for the Brokerage Custody and Clearing activity in the Netherlands, became COO of Fortis Bank Spain and Portugal in 2008 and joined BNP Paribas Securities Services, Spain as Head of Client Solutions in 2010.In 2013, Robert was appointed Deputy Head of Asset and Fund Services Operations, based in Paris, building and managing the global operational model and AFS management support. In March 2015, Robert was appointed Head of the Netherlands and the Nordics and on 1 March 2020 he became Head of BNP Paribas Securities Services Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Nordics. He is also a member of BNP Paribas Securities Services’ European Executive Committee. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

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.


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…)

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.


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.

  • 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?


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.


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?