08.30 - 09.00

Registration and breakfast

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome and introduction

09.15 - 09.25

Welcome address by:

09.25 - 09.45


  • Marco Zwick

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

09.45 - 09.50

Chairperson's introduction

09.50 - 10.45

Volatile markets and the emergence of risks in the digital age

  • Setting the scene with examples in a “tour de table”
  • Forward-looking risk management: options and tools
  • The impact of new technology on investing: digital investing and AI
  • Using stress testing to enhance risk trend assessments
  • Portfolio risk
  • Dealing with political uncertainty



  • Tatiana Grzesko

    Tatiana Grzesko Investment Risk Oversight Manager – Public Markets Aberdeen Standard Investments

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 - 12.05

What drives risk management in other sectors of finance?

How are approaches to risk similar to, or different from those in asset management?

  • Approaches to risk management and governance and risk management scope
  • Hot topics in other sectors of finance
  • Risk management trends outside of Europe
  • Cultural understandings of risk
  • Enterprise risk management vs financial risk management



  • Stefanie Ott

    Stefanie Ott Head Group Operational Risk Management & Risk Governance Swiss Re.

  • Moritz von Kunow

    Moritz von Kunow Chief Compliance Officer Bank of Communications (Luxembourg) S.A.

12.05 - 12.10

Chairperson's closing remarks

12.10 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 - 14.15 /// 14.15 - 15.00

Parallel workshops - Chairperson's introduction

13.30 - 14.15

Breakout Session I: “Managing portfolio risks in times of market volatility” (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

  • Managing the liquidity problem (Liquidity management in volatile times; Money Market Funds – Liquidity stress tests after the MMFR)
  • Stress testing to support management of portfolio risks
  • Risks during the end of the economic cycle (from bull to bear)
  • Qualitative risk management (i.e., impacts from political/legal/regulatory risks on the portfolio)



  • Sylvain Crepin

    Sylvain Crepin Partner - Financial Risk Management Deloitte Tax & Consulting

13.30 - 14.15

Workshop II: Changing requirements for risk management professionals in Luxembourg? (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

The impact of CSSF Circular 18/698 and other developments in asset management

  • The Luxembourg risk manager – generalist, expert or limit controller?
  • Does CSSF Circular 18/698 bring more responsibilities for risk managers/conducting officers for risk management?
  • New technologies – new types of risk?
  • Recruiting risk managers and other HR considerations


  • Christoph Adamy

    Christoph Adamy Head of Risk – EU Support Functions Allianz Global Investors


  • Andreas Rossi

    Andreas Rossi Executive Director, Head of Investment Risk Control bei UBS Fund Management Luxembourg S.A.

13.30 - 14.15

Workshop III: Real assets: managing risks for loan and infrastructure debt funds (session repeated at 14.15 - 15.00)

  • The role of the risk manager in the investment process
  • Case studies on escalating risks
  • Life cycle considerations
  • Managing illiquid asset classes
  • Gael Kasem

    Gael Kasem Risk Conducting Officer Chenavari Investment Managers (Luxembourg)

15.00 - 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.15

Regulatory developments

  • The European regulatory framework and the Luxembourg regulator: overview and outlook
  • ESMA consultation on sustainability
  • Liquidity and leverage



  • Alain Hoscheid

    Alain Hoscheid Premier Conseiller de Direction Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

  • Giles Swan

    Giles Swan Director of Global Funds Policy ICI Global

16.15 - 16.30

Chairperson's closing remarks

16.30 - 17.30

Closing drink