Stuart Lawson, Northern Trust

Stuart Lawson

Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants and has an honours degree in Social and Environmental Studies. He joined Northern Trust in 1988 working in Fund Administration and Trust client accounting before being appointed Head of Finance for the office in 1996 where he established a Risk Management Department with responsibility for risk across a number of locations in Europe including a treasury dealing team based in Guernsey.

In 2005 he was appointed Chief Administration Officer for Guernsey with local responsibility for finance, risk, compliance, corporate services and communication, and in 2007 was appointed head of Real Estate and Infrastructure Fund Administration services across the EMEA region. He is currently a Senior Product Manager involved in developing Alternative Asset solutions across the EMEA region, is a Director of a number of client entities based in the Channel islands and is Chairman of Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the Financial Services


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.

  • Stuart Lawson

    Stuart Lawson Senior Vice President, Product Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa Northern Trust

  • Bjarne Graven Larsen

    Bjarne Graven Larsen Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors Qblue Balanced

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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