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Sep 26
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Andrew Kehoe - Head of Legal, KB Associates
09:10 - 10:00 50 mins
The Rise of ETFs; Managing the Passive Trend
  • Current passive investment flows and prospect for the future
  • The global growth of ETFs; jurisdictional trends; what’s driving innovation?
  • Key policy trends impacting ETF market structures
    • Are regulations keeping up with the expansion of the ETF market?
  • What is ETF 3.0 and how might it take market share from other Active Fund product providers?
  • Who is best placed to deliver the next phase of the ETF product revolution; active or passive managers?
  • Moderator Hortense Bioy - Director of Passive Strategies and Sustainability Research, Europe, Morningstar
  • David Hsu - Head of ETF Capital Markets, Asia, Vanguard International
  • Adam Laird - Head of ETF Strategy, Northern Europe, ‎Lyxor Asset Management
  • Allan Lane - Managing Partner, Twenty20 Investments
10:00 - 10:45 45 mins
Effective Oversight in an Increasingly Delegated Landscape
  • Managing the changing regulatory environment; how are asset managers coping?
  • Ensuring your funds are correctly sold through your network
  • The best strategies for distribution due diligence
  • MiFID II: retrocessions, (non-)target market reporting
  • Overseeing marketing material produced by a third party
  • Risk analysis, KYD; discussions from the European Commission
  • Moderator David Kemp - General Counsel, Asset & Wealth Management, Schroders
  • Sven Lorenz - Head of Distribution Management, Nordea Asset Management
  • Nicolas Muller - Executive Director, FundGlobam SA
  • Safraz Zavahir - Founding Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, AlbaCore Capital
10:45 - 11:10 25 mins
Networking Coffee Break
11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
The Future of UCITS
  • UCITS overview; current distribution potential
  • AIFMD vs UCITS; alignment of cross-border activities
  • The European Commission’s consultation on cross-border distribution; impact assessment, legislative action; where is the Commission heading?
  • How will UCITS fare in the run-up to and post-Brexit?
    • What should firms be thinking about?
    • The future of the UCITS passport
    • UK UCITS changing to AIFs
    • Delegation; the threat to the UCITS brand
      • Impact on investors
      • Legal boundaries from the UCITS perspective; best and worst case scenarios.
  • UCITS outside the EU – which markets are moving to open up?
  • Carla Jane Findlay-Dons - Chief Global Regulatory and Market Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH)
  • Hugh Hunter - Founder, Prodigy Capital Partners LLP
  • Rachel Hill - Director, Dragon Capital
  • Moderator Jean-Pierre Gomez - Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs, Société Générale Securities Services
12:30 - 12:35 5 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference
  • Chair Andrew Kehoe - Head of Legal, KB Associates
12:35 - 13:35 60 mins