Noel Fessey, Independent non-executive Director

Noel Fessey Noel is an independent non-executive director in the Luxembourg Fund Industry. In his career, Noel spent 18 years with Schroders, and was Managing Director and Country Head of Schroders Luxembourg from 2003 to 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of European Fund Administration from 2018 to 2022. He was a member of ALFI's Board of Directors from 2005 to 2016 and has been a member of ALFI's Strategic Board since 2019.

Opening by the Chairperson of the morning sessions


Let’s hear from the regulators

In an increasingly fast-changing environment, supervisory authorities contribute to a welcome sense of order. Mhairi Jackson from the FCA and Marco Zwick from the CSSF will talk about the expectations of the institutions they represent in the current challenging environment, and especially about their role in ensuring continuous investor protection. Looking forward, they will share their priorities for 2023, discuss about new opportunities such as the revised ELTIF and the forthcoming LTAF, and exchange on the challenges and benefits of evolving new technologies.


UK and Europe: quo vadis?


CEO panel


End of the second belle époque

A discussion about investment and product strategy in the face of war, pandemic, food and energy insecurity, inflation, changed monetary policy, and great uncertainty


Wrap-up and closing remarks


Deep-dive 1: Brexit – how are managers adapting?

A 30-minute panel discussion will revolve around managing and distributing funds in Europe, tackling regulatory requirements and other routes in a Post-Brexit world.

The panel will touch upon the following topics:

  • How can sales teams continue to operate from the UK?
  • What are the impacts of the new EU pre-marketing rules on UK managers?
  • Can management teams continue to rely on delegation rules?
  • Collaborating with third parties or setting-up on-shore: what are my structuring options?
  • Distribution in the UK: what happens during and after the transition period?

Christian Hertz will lead the conversation joined by leading industry experts focusing on emerging strategies and the future of fund distribution.


Deep-dive 2: action this day! The imperative of practical sustainable finance

Nancy Saich, the European Investment Bank’s Chief climate change expert and one of the Rapporteurs of the platform for sustainable finance, developing the EU taxonomy, explains how the taxonomy is evolving to enable financial institutions to finance the transition to a sustainable economy, and leads a panel discussion on how institutions are doing it today.


Deep-dive 3: democratisation of private assets - what opportunities await the market?

The path to the democratisation of private assets is trying to bring together different types of asset managers, willing to access new sources of financing. The current geopolitical situation is driving new trends – and this session will explore the new private asset products that will meet those demands and how to successfully market these products to investors.