Martin F. Dobbins, Trinova

Martin F. Dobbins Martin Dobbins, a former CEO for European and Luxembourg Banks, acts as an independent director and FinTech advisor and has over 30 years of international experience in the financial industry. Martin is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in financial management, treasury, regulations, acquisitions, client integration and new business development. His specialist knowledge is in compliance, risk, and operations for UCITS and Alternatives structures. He has led the design and development of number of successful regulatory and financial applications. Before joining TRINOVA, Martin was the CEO & Country Head for State Street Bank Luxembourg and chaired the country executive group. He was the lead executive to the European Central Bank’s Joint Supervisory Team. Until 2007 was the EMEA Regional Director for State Street Europe responsible for the transformation strategy & outsourcing. Martin was the first COO for State Street Bank Luxembourg with responsibility for the Luxembourg and Belgium groups. He was the Director of Operations & Technology and a member of the executive board for State Street GmbH in Munich, Germany. He began his career in Boston, Massachusetts for State Street Corp. in the Mutual Funds and Institutional business groups and then in the Technology Development group. He has had assignments in Boston, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Munich, London and Luxembourg. Martin holds a BS/BA in Finance & Banking and an Executive MBA from Suffolk University, Boston, MA USA. He recently completed a certification program in Strategy & Innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Cambridge MA USA. He has held a number of board and committee chair positions in ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) and ABBL (Luxembourg Bankers Association) and is well known in the industry as Chairperson for the Luxembourg Depository Banks representing the Luxembourg financial service industry at the European level on regulatory matters. Martin is currently on the AMCHAM Luxembourg Senior Advisory Board, ALFI- Alternative Committee and AML Data Management Steering Committee.

Panel discussion - View from the C-Suite

The asset management industry is experiencing a set of unprecedented structural shifts.
These include; a shift in responsibility for long-term savings from state to employer to employee, the value for money of active management being questioned by stakeholders, significant fee compression, an increasing customer propensity to buy products through digital channels, the use of analytics and artificial intelligence to make better investment decisions and increasing expectation that institutional shareholders should exercise greater stewardship over investment decisions.

How should the asset management industry respond?

Three senior Asset Management executives together with the Chairperson of ALFI provide insights into the future of the Asset Management industry


Part I - Crypto currencies and their relevance to Asset Management


Part III - A checkpoint on reality in assessing whether investor protection lines of defence can keep pace and be more effectively enabled through technology

Transformational technology; what does it mean for control functions

  • Ronnie Griffin

    Ronnie Griffin Global Head of Trustee & Fiduciary Services HSBC Global Banking and Markets

12.05 - 12.35

The evolving role and profile of the Regulator

As Asset Management evolves, embraces new technology and shifts its own paradigms, how is the role of Regulator adapting to these changes? We will hear from experts representing both the CSSF and the FCA, specialising in preparing the regulator for such change and adapting to regulate the Asset Manager of tomorrow

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