08.30 - 09.00

Registration & Breakfast

09.00 - 09.10

Welcome & Introduction

  • Camille Thommes

    Camille Thommes Director General Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)

09.10 - 09.30

Opening Speech – Video Message: 2018, the year of all risks?

09.30 - 09.35

Chairperson’s introduction and setting-the-scene

  • Laurent Berliner

    Laurent Berliner Partner, EMEA FSI Risk Advisory Leader, Deloitte ALRiM Board Member

09.35 - 10.00

ALRiM and ALFI’s Technical Committee Risk Management

Bringing together Luxembourg’s Risk Management community

  • Review of 2017 key achievements
  • Outlook for 2018
  • Michael Derwael

    Michael Derwael ALRiM Board member & Risk Manager Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A

10.00 - 10.45

Climate change impacting the financial world

Risk Management implications

  • Green Investments and Climat exposure – existing and new investment opportunities
  • Impact on Risk Management: existing tools, need for additional measures
  • Impact of the transition to a low carbon economy for risk managers



  • Julie Becker

    Julie Becker Member of the Executive Committee Luxembourg Stock Exchange

10.45 - 11.15

Refreshment Break

11.15 - 12.00

Blockchain – a game changer for asset management’s operating model?

The Risk Management perspective

  • Current and future use cases for blockchain in asset management
  • Risks / challenges / opportunities – impacts for (operational) risk managers



  • Rafal Kwasny

    Rafal Kwasny Vice President, EMEA TA Head Franklin Templeton International Services

12.00 - 12.05

Chairperson’s wrap up

12.05 - 13.35

Buffet Lunch

13.35 - 13.40

Chairperson’s introduction

13.40 - 14.25

Breakout sessions

Break-out Session I: The Risk Manager in the Board Room

  • Discussing the role of the risk manager / Conducting Officer and Board member responsible for Risk Management in fund board meetings
  • Key risk information for Boards


  • John Li

    John Li Independant Director The Directors' Office

Break-out Session II: Liquidity stress testing

Considerations for Private Equity and Real Estate funds

  • Practical considerations for liquidity stress tests
  • Discussion on key stress factors and implications on stress testing approach
  • Kai Nemec

    Kai Nemec Leiter Risiko Management Union Investment Luxembourg S.A., Luxembourg

Break-out Session III: Global Developments in Liquidity & Leverage Risks

Impact for Luxembourg

  • Regulatory driven aspects
  • Latest developments at the level of ESMA and IOSCO
  • Involvement  ALFI RM Committee
  • Agathi Pafili

    Agathi Pafili Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor European Fund and Asset Management

  • Stefan Junglen

    Stefan Junglen Director, Head of Asset Management Risk Deutsche Asset Management S.A., Luxembourg

14.25 - 15.10

Breakout sessions are repeated

15.10 - 15.40

Refreshment Break

15.40 - 15.55

Focus on the Regulator: What’s on the agenda?

Setting-the-Scene – Impact of current regulatory initiatives

  • Global: MMF, ETFs

Followed by a panel Discussion

  • Outlook on upcoming regulatory priorities
  • Risk reporting & leverage/liquidity risk policy evolution
  • AIFMD/UCITS review
  • Brexit & EU delegation rules
  • Blockchain & Crypto Currencies



  • Alain Hoscheid

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

  • Agathi Pafili

    Agathi Pafili Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor European Fund and Asset Management

  • Mike Sommer

    Mike Sommer Conducting Officer / Head of Risk Management Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l. Luxembourg

16.40 - 16.45

closing Remarks

16.45 - 17.45

Closing Cocktail