Conference on distribution models for UCITS & AIFs - 12/02/2013DOWNLOAD
On 7 February 2013, Deloitte Luxembourg, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen and RBS (Luxembourg) S.A. held a conference focusing on the hot topics of cross-border distribution and the evolving environment within the investment funds industry.
The conference was introduced by Lou Kiesch, Partner at Deloitte Luxembourg, Jacques Elvinger, Partner at Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen, and Antonio Thomas, Managing Director at RBS Luxembourg S.A., presenting the changing distribution and governance landscape with local partners of choice.
The occasion was one where the decision makers of the fund industry in Luxembourg, its leading practitioners, service providers, clients and market specialists could hear first-hand the insights and thoughts of those right at the heart both of the industry and of the changes it is undergoing.
Following a morning of presentations, the 320 participants came together for four workshops held throughout the afternoon, looking into the future of private placement regimes under AIFMD, the changing governance landscape under UCITS IV and AIFMD, the impact of Solvency II for Asset Managers and the impact of new regulation on UCITS and AIFs distribution models.
Lou Kiesch explained: “If, among all the ingredients essential to the ongoing success of the cross-border fund industry in Luxembourg, I had to select two, they would be distribution and expertise. During the conference we were able to examine how these come together in our constantly changing world to meet new challenges and to the pave the way for continued success in the years to come. ”
The comments and insights shared by leading figures from each of the houses that combined to offer the market this unique opportunity were put into context by the participation of key note speakers. Lively panel debates in which specialists from a broad spectrum of market interests shared their experiences and thoughts, picked up and developed the themes raised by the distinguished speakers. The object was for this to prime the quality of the interaction and debate in the wide range of hands-on workshop sessions offered in the second part of the programme.
“By taking this approach we were able to combine the informative with the practical. We believe that there was something for everyone in the programme we put together. It was a unique opportunity to garner the fruits of many years’ experience in a single intensive day. And it was quite a day!” added Lou Kiesch.