12.30 - 13.30

Registration and networking buffet lunch


13.30 - 13.45

ALFI welcome address

  • Denise Voss

    Denise Voss Chairman Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI)


13.45 - 14.00

Beyond Brexit – the future of Europe’s financial services industry


14.00 - 14.35

Industry drivers: where is the asset management industry heading?

This panel will discuss the latest trends and industry drivers such as Brexit, FinTech, ESA review, CMU and the impact of regulatory developments.

Moderator

  • David Suetens

    David Suetens Executive Vice President & Country Head Luxembourg State Street

Panellists

  • Denise Voss

    Denise Voss Conducting Officer Franklin Templeton Investments


14.35 - 15.10

UCITS: 30 years and growing

UCITS came to life 30 years ago when Luxembourg transposed the directive into its national legislation in 1988. The panel will explain how UCITS became a European success story, explain how UCITS can help raise assets globally, discuss the latest developments and trends in cross-border distribution and present new – and future – distribution markets around the world.

Moderator

Panellists

  • Sascha Calisan

    Sascha Calisan Vice President, Corporate & Institutional Services Northern Trust

  • Johan Lindberg

    Johan Lindberg Managing Director, Global Client Coverage, Nordics RBC Investor & Treasury Services


15h10 - 15h40

Coffee break


15.40 - 16.20

Structuring: meeting the needs of multi-faceted investors

Practitioners will explain how to best structure and distribute products focusing on PE and RE and present the newest Luxembourg vehicle: the RAIF (Reserved Alternative Investment Fund).

 

Moderator

Panellists

  • David Louis

    David Louis Partner, Head of IMF Charles Russell Speechlys Luxembourg


16.20 - 16.55

Sustainable investing: from niche to mainstream

  • Recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European agenda
  • Retail and institutional trends: meeting investor needs
  • Integrating ESG factors in the investment process: practical approaches
  • Does sustainability help sell?
  • Opportunities SDGs can offer asset managers

Moderator

Panellists


16.55

Wrap-up followed by drinks