Overview

The ALFI Q&A on the impact of MiFID on investment funds was recently published to the attention of the Association’s membership. The breakfast meeting will provide members with an overview of the main issues addressed in this document with regard to product governance, inducements, costs and charges and suitability/appropriateness rules. It will also be the opportunity to exchange views on the first days of implementation of MiFID and to identify further questions to be discussed among the ALFI MiFID working groups over the next few months.

The seminar is fully booked
We will be organising a new session soon. Further details will be communicated shortly.

 

Agenda

10:00-10:30

Registration & networking

10:30-10:40

Introduction

10:40-11:15

Highlights of the ALFI Q&A

11:15-11:30

Further issues to be addressed

11:30-12:30

MiFID implementation – open discussion

 

Speakers

Flynn,Michael
Michael Flynn, Director, BlackRock Fund Management Company S.A.
Schroeder, Josiane
Josiane Schroeder , Counsel, Linklaters LLP

Josiane specialises in all types of investment fund-related matters, for both traditional and alternative funds. She advises major international fund houses and asset managers, including U.S. and Asia-based clients.

As a highly experienced and versatile funds lawyer, Josiane advises on everything from the setting up of funds, eligible investments and investment restrictions to fund mergers (both domestic and international), demergers, liquidations and restructurings.

She has particular expertise on funds set up under the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) directives. She has assisted many funds and fund management companies on the necessary requirements from successive UCITS directives.

Stainier,Florence
Florence Stainier, Partner, Arendt & Medernach S.A.

Florence Stainier is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt & Medernach S.A. where she specialises in legal and regulatory matters related to investment funds and management entities. She advises clients on the creation, structuring, marketing and operations of investment funds with a particular focus on UCITS, alternative UCITS, hedge funds and ETFs. She is participating in several working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in particular relating to MIFID, Islamic finance and UCITS matters. Florence is a member of the Luxembourg Bar.

Tournier-Demal,Olivia
Olivia Tournier-Demal, Managing Officer, MJ Hudson Management S.A.
Woodward, Alastair
Alastair Woodward, Head of Risk EMEA, Schroders
 

Venue

Chambre de Commerce
7, Rue Alcide de Gasperi
Luxembourg Kirchberg

Parking:
The Chambre de Commerce has an underground carpark at your diposal. There might be some parking spaces in the streets around the venue.

WIFI/Internet connection:
A free WIFI internet connection is offered in the exhibition hall and in the conference room during the event.

Travel to Luxembourg by car:
There are various car rental companies at the airport. An international driving licence is not necessary.
Your home licence will suffice, Driving is on the right and wearing a seatbelt is required. Fuel prices are among the lowest in Western Europe.

By plane:
Luxembourg-Findel International Airport is located 8,6km outside
Luxembourg-City and 8km from the Chambre de Commerce. The airport is served by Luxair, KLM, Swiss, Lufthansa, British Airways and others http://www.lux-airport.lu/

By train: Luxembourg train station is well connected with various European cities: Paris (2 hours), Brussels (3 hours), Cologne (3 hours.) www.cfl.lu

By bus: There is a frequent and efficient bus service which circulates throughout Luxembourg City.

For details of all national public transport options visit www.mobiliteit.lu