Isabelle Scherf, Fidelity International

Isabelle Scherf

Isabelle Scherf is responsible for the global Financial Crime Compliance Programme at Fidelity International. In that capacity she also acts as the appointed AML/CTF Compliance Officer for Fidelity’s Luxembourg domiciled fund ranges and additionally fulfils the function of authorised manager and member of the board of directors for FIL (Luxembourg) S.A., and investment firm. Ms Scherf has more than 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in Luxembourg and has had various senior Compliance and AML/CFT roles across the industry for the last 13 years. She is the co-chair of the ALFI AML/CTF Working group.

09.30 - 10.15

The future of REIFs

Technology, ESG, Brexit, tax, substance… What keeps real estate fund managers awake at night? (part II – following 2018)

10.15 - 10.35

AML – applying regulatory expectation for PE and RE in practice

AML/CTF regulation contains rules that players need to translate into their operational reality. This panel will look at some practical questions of the PE/RE industry, such as applying AML/CTF regulations to the PE/RE assets cycle.

  • Isabelle Scherf

    Isabelle Scherf Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance Fidelity International

11.20 - 12.05

Structuring a RE fund with the investor's jurisdiction in mind

Wherever you are, a Luxembourg property vehicle will allow you to invest worldwide… but small differences apply. Find out what they are.


Different approaches to risk management

There is no one way: in- or outsource risk management? Early involvement and post-deal stress testing: how to organise the process? Which reporting tools to use?

15.30 - 16.10

RE regulation and tax alert

What are the key considerations for RE fund structuring in an ever-changing regulatory and tax environment? Fund distribution is changing and so are the fund types used (open-ended). How does this influence NAV calculations? Is the expectation shifting towards short-term (re)structuring? What effect does ATAD II have?

16.10 - 16.55

Putting capital to work in infrastructure

  • Specific expectations from investors in infrastructure
  • Key structuring challenges of transactions in infrastructure
  • Are retail investors the future for infrastructure funds?
  • Can private funds invest in all types of infrastructure assets?