Chris Cummings, The Investment Association (IA)

Chris Cummings

Chris Cummings is the Chief Executive of The Investment Association, a post he has held since September 2016.  The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK-based investment managers.

He is a member of HM Treasury’s Asset Management Taskforce, and was a founding member of its Financial Services Trade & Investment Board. He serves as a Board member on EFAMA, the European trade association for investment management and of IIFA the international association for investment management.

He was previously a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulatory Decisions Committee, a Settlement Decision Maker for the Payment Services Regulator.  He served on the Foreign & Commonwealth’s Diplomatic Excellence Panel.

Before joining The Investment Association he was the founding CEO of TheCityUK, held senior posts in banking, insurance and consulting with major global firms. He is a regular columnist, commentator and speaker on issues of international competitiveness and regulation in financial services.

Agenda

09.20 - 09.35

ALFI and IA welcome addresses

  • Denise Voss

    Denise Voss Chairman Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)


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

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?


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?


14.30 - 15.45

Private equity: new tax and structuring developments

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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


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?


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