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Sven Gentner
Head of Asset Management Unit, DG FISMA at EU Commission


Sven Gentner is head of unit for asset management in the European Commission's directorate-general for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union. He joined the European Commission in 2004 and has served in various positions in its Brussels headquarters and abroad.

From 2004 to 2006, he was responsible for the coordination of the EU-US Financial Markets Regulatory Dialogue. In 2006, he served as a member of the private office (cabinet) of Commissioner Charlie McCreevy. From 2007 to 2011, he was executive assistant to the Director General of DGl for Internal Market and Services with special responsibility for financial services. In 2011, Mr Gentner was seconded to the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa to advise the AUC on building an African internal market.

From 2012 to 2013, he was head of the unit for human resources and planning in the DG for Internal Market and Services. Between 2013 and 2015, Mr Gentner was a counsellor in the Economic and Financial Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He dealt with EU-US regulatory issues and TTIP negotiations in financial services. He started his professional career in the private sector where he worked for an insurance company.

Mr Gentner holds Master Degrees in economics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and the University of York, UK.

Sven Gentner's Network

Agenda Sessions

  • EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan: What next for asset management - An update of actions that have already been agreed or launched in the asset management field in in the context of broader and what is coming down the track

  • How to manage systemic climate risk globally. Why mutual funds, institutional investors and other players in the financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate crisis or risk failing millions of investors as stranded assets become worthless