Marc-André Bechet, ALFI

Marc-André Bechet Marc-André Bechet is Deputy Director General, Director Legal & Tax of ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry. He joined the association in September 2014. Before joining ALFI, Marc-André Bechet was Head of the Investment Funds Services at Banque Degroof Luxembourg, responsible for fund administration and custody. He was also a member of Banque Degroof’s Management Board. Prior to joining Banque Degroof, Marc-André Bechet worked for 18 years at RBC Investor Services Bank S.A. in Luxembourg, where he held various senior positions including Head of Custody and Network Management, and Head of Business Development and Relationship Management, Legal and Compliance. Mr. Bechet holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and a Master's degree in Finance from the French business school ESCP in Paris. He speaks English, French, German and Luxembourgish.

Agenda

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome addresses


09.05 - 09.40

Distribution in Europe and beyond

The session will cover the latest trends in global distribution of funds in Europe and outside Europe and explain how using a Luxembourg fund can help asset managers to reach out to investors across the globe.


09.40 - 10.15

The Luxembourg toolbox

Experts from the Luxembourg fund industry will explain the Luxembourg toolbox and operating models and the different solutions offered to Nordic asset managers.


10.15 - 10.50

Alternative Funds

The panel will give an update on the latest figures and developments in the alternative investment sector with a focus on Private Equity and Real Estate.

It will also present the newest fund structure in Luxembourg: the RAIF and explain what it has to offer to Nordic asset managers.


10.50 - 11.25

Sustainable finance

This session will cover the recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European regulatory agenda. It will also discuss retail and institutional trends as well as practical approaches in integrating ESG factors in the investment process and the opportunities SDGs can offer to asset managers.

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