Søren Meiling, Defap Management

Søren Meiling


13.30 - 13.45

ALFI welcome address

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.

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.

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).
  • 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