Florence Stainier, Arendt & Medernach S.A.

Florence Stainier Florence Stainier is a Partner in the Investment Management practice of Arendt & Medernach S.A. where she specialises in legal and regulatory matters related to investment funds and management entities. She advises clients on the creation, structuring, marketing and operations of investment funds with a particular focus on UCITS, alternative UCITS, hedge funds and ETFs. She is participating in several working groups of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) in particular relating to MIFID, Islamic finance and UCITS matters. Florence is a member of the Luxembourg Bar.

Agenda

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).

 


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

Agenda

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).

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

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