The EU cross-border fund industry faces a number of major challenges at the beginning of the new decade. Decisions made in the near future, in response to these challenges, will likely determine the course for the industry for several years to come.
IFI Global and Catalina Consulting are hosting a series of 3 seminars to debate how the industry should react to these challenges. These seminars will focus on the topics that are critical to the industry’s further development. Attendees will include leaders of the different constituencies that make up the fund industry – both from the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and elsewhere – as well as leaders from high-growth Fintechs.
A London curtain-raiser seminar took place on the 22nd January 2020, with the presentation of research into the Industry’s perception of the impact of Brexit, the results of a Brexit impact poll and a panel discussion.
Series Seminars will be held in Luxembourg (25th November 2020), London (1st July 2020), returning to Dublin (10th September 2020). These will be working seminars, commencing at 08.00 with a networking breakfast; followed by the presentation of seminar-specific industry research, panel discussions and Fintech in action, ending at 12.30.
Speakers & Sponsors will be invited to join us for further discussion & networking over lunch.
Key themes will include;
- Growth opportunities – What is the potential for GRC and investing with a social dimension in the 2020s? What alternative asset classes will do best? What are the prospects for fund innovation in the EU?
- Brexit – What does the UK’s expected departure from the EU mean for the region in the long term? And what is its long-term impact on the EU’s cross-border jurisdictions (Ireland, Luxembourg and Malta)?
- Fund regulation in the 2020s – From immediate, such as AIFMD II, to the longer term: the EU Commission has proposed a European Supervisory Authority for funds, the AMF wants ESMA to review EU passporting rules etc
- ManCo hosting platforms – How will they develop in the EU’s cross-border jurisdictions
- Fund governance & risk management – Will there be more co-ordination on governance standards in the EU’s cross-border jurisdictions? How will the risk oversight function evolve in the 2020s?
- Fund servicing – How will the EU’s fund servicing evolve in the decade ahead?
- Emerging cross-border jurisdictions – Will new international fund domiciles emerge in the EU in the years ahead? Will cities like Amsterdam and Frankfurt become bases for cross-border funds?
- Technology – How will technology change the structure of the EU fund industry – especially on the servicing side – in the 2020s.
- Women in Fund Governance & Regtech – Celebrating women entrepreneurs and leaders who play key roles in Governance and Regulatory Technologies
- ESG – Examining the impact of ESG investing on the Asset Management industry
For more information on the series, including sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please view our sponsorship deck.
To attend, contact email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you in 2020.