08.00 - 08.50

Registration and coffee

08.50 - 09.00

Chairperson’s introduction

09.00 - 09.20

Looking beyond Brexit

09.20 - 09.35

ALFI and IA welcome addresses

09.35 - 10.00

A walk on the wild side – disruption scenarios in Asset Management

Asset management is a storied industry with attractive profit margins. This should make it a prime target for disruption. Could there be a world without funds? Or without fund managers? What if Alexa became the world’s biggest financial advisor? We will explore the hype and the facts behind scenarios like these, and what it means for our industry over various time frames.

  • Michael Drexler

    Michael Drexler Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy and Business Transformation J.P. Morgan Asset Management

10.00 - 10.45

CEO panel discussion – “Walking the talk”; Moving from “re-imagination” to the “reality” of transforming the asset management industry

How should asset management respond to a world of disruptions by technology and politics? Our panellists have shared a number of talking points in advance of their discussion:

  • Value for money is being questioned as never before
  • Customers’ willingness to buy products through digital channels is increasing
  • Investors are more and more focused on the non-financial returns
  • The asset management industry`s stewardship over investment decisions is continually being challenged
  • In addition, there is significant pressure on fee and margin levels



  • Jamie Broderick

    Jamie Broderick Advocate for social impact investment and board member Impact Investing Institute

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break and visit of the exhibition area

11.15 - 11.20

Afternoon workshops announcement

11.20 - 12.05

Luxembourg: anticipating change, shaping our future and aiming for tomorrow

Luxembourg has a proud history of anticipating the evolving needs of the asset management industry it services. Entering with optimism a new era of “re-imagining” asset management and innovation benefiting investors, can it continue that tradition, and can we define what that future might look like? How is Luxembourg evolving as it welcomes new ideas and entrants, anticipates the future and re-imagines its role as the world’s second largest fund domicile?



12.05 - 12.40

"Disruption scenarios" ... "structural shifts" ... "shaping our future" ... How does this impact the regulator?

As the industry experiences disruption and transformation, how are regulators evolving? Are they experiencing the same disruption? What industry landscape are they planning and preparing for over the next five years?



  • Nick Miller

    Nick Miller Head of Asset Management, Supervision Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

  • Marco Zwick

    Marco Zwick Director Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

12.40 - 13.05

Transformation and disruption: what can the asset management industry learn from the transformation seen elsewhere?

The digital reinvention of the industry is inevitable. But where will disruption come from? What role might GAFA play? And how can incumbents put the customer and technology at the heart of their offer to survive the shift?

13.05 - 13.10

Chairperson's wrap up and closing remarks

13.10 - 14.30

Lunch in the exhibition area

14.30 - 15.45

Parallel workshops: "short and sharp" insights

14.30 - 15.45

Target operating model for your management company

18/698: what’s all the fuss about?
Target operating model: what does “substance” really mean?
How ManCos are evolving to remain efficient and compliant
In-house or 3PMC?
Governance: best practice through board composition?



  • Peter Carroll

    Peter Carroll Head of EMEA Delegation Oversight Invesco Real Estate Management

14.30 - 15.45

Private equity: new tax and structuring developments

in association with

Are we moving to a US structuring environment?
How to succeed with fundraising
How to master AIFMD operational complexity
What’s new in governance strategies?
How will you being doing deals in 2020?



14.30 - 15.45

Real estate: hot investment areas and set-ups

How to manage regulatory substance
Are you prepared for the new fiscal environment?
What are the opportunities and challenges in outsourcing?
How to use the Luxembourg product suite
How to navigate the talent market



  • Keith O'Donnell

    Keith O'Donnell Managing Partner - International & Corporate Tax ATOZ Tax Advisers

14. 30 - 15.45

The Luxembourg sustainable finance toolkit

How to set up a sustainable fund using the Luxembourg toolbox?
Why Luxembourg set up a support programme for climate finance?
Why is impact measurement so important?
Sustainability reporting and disclosures – a brain teaser?
What’s new around fund labels?


  • Corinne Molitor

    Corinne Molitor Chairperson, ALFI Responsible Investing Technical Committee Partner, Innpact Sàrl


  • Sandra Crowl

    Sandra Crowl Member of the Investment Committee, Stewardship Director Carmignac

15.45 - 16.30

Networking afternoon tea