David Yim, KPMG

David Yim David has over 21 years of audit and advisory experience with KPMG. He currently serves as a Partner in KPMG’s Asset Management practice and leads the Regulatory, Risk and Assurance services team.

David specialises in providing advice on a broad range of issues covering Governance, Risk Management, Internal Controls and Assurance for investment management firms.

Over the past 15 years, he has advised over 40 financial services firms on their internal controls assurance reports, including investment managers, hedge fund managers, transfer agents, custodians, asset servicing, pension administration and index administration clients. David chairs KPMG’s technical group for assurance reporting engagements and has represented KPMG on the ICAEW’s AAF Working Party since its inception in 2005. David has worked with clients on Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) since 2001. He has helped a number of firms implement GIPS for the first time and he is currently the UK signing partner for GIPS engagements.

David leads KPMG’s services in relation to governance, risk management and ICAAP. His clients in this space include investment managers, wealth managers, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. He is the author of KPMG’s annual risk and ICAAP benchmarking survey and has significant experience of helping firms to establish effective risk management frameworks, prepare for regulatory visits and respond to regulators on prudential capital matters. He is currently helping our asset management clients understand the implications of the proposed Senior Managers and Certification Regime.

In addition, David is the global leader of KPMG’s Operational Due Diligence service offering, working for a number of clients including fund distributors and fund of fund managers.

With this experience, David has led, or been involved as a subject matter expert, on a number of FCA s166 Skilled Person reviews covering a range of issues including governance, unauthorized trading and trading errors.
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.


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?