Noel Fessey, EFA

Noel Fessey Noel Fessey is CEO, chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of European Fund Administration, based in Luxembourg. After a military career, Noel worked for Schroders in London, and from 2003 to 2016 he was Managing Director and Country Head of Schroders Luxembourg. Noel was a member of the board of directors of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) from 2005 to 2006 and has been a member of ALFI’s Strategic Board since October 2019.

Opening by the Chairperson of the morning sessions


Let’s hear it from the Regulators


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

The 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 impact 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 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.