Now in its fifth year, Funds Congress kicks off the year for asset managers with a thought leadership and networking event in central London for all major asset classes and fund jurisdictions.
Funds Congress focuses on the key themes that will define the year ahead in asset management. How will they affect your business? What are others doing and planning for? For more information, please download a copy of the Funds Congress flyer.
Date: 10 February 2016
Location: QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
08.15 – Registration Opens
Part 1: The Commercial and Investor Outlook
Emmanuel Roman, CEO, Man Group PLC
Investor Trends, Demands and Product Development Priorities
Business leaders and investors will discuss structures and strategies that will raise assets in 2016 across private equity, private debt, hedge funds, long only funds and UCITS.
The Rise and Rise of Debt Funds
Leading private debt managers will discuss this growing marketplace.
Technology – Threats and Opportunities
Cyber risk: how grave is the risk and what strategies are other fund managers using? What other effects is technology having on distribution, cost / margins and people?
China – The Global Impact
What is actually happening in the Chinese economy? What are the future opportunities and threats for investors and asset managers?
Lunchtime Speaker - Out of the Box (to be confirmed)
Part 2: The Regulatory Outlook
Asset management priorities for 2016.
European Regulation – What Will Affect You in 2016?
Senior regulators from the FCA, CSSF, CBI and JFSC will discuss regulatory priorities for 2016, including: AIFMD review, Capital Markets Union, new products and structures (e.g. the Luxembourg RAIF) and enforcement priorities.
USA Regulation – Threats And Opportunities
The SEC’s recent attack on private funds is only the tip of the iceberg. A panel of experts will discuss recent developments that European managers marketing in the US need to know about.
Part 3: The Political Outlook
BEPS – Major Tax Changes Ahead
What is now clear as regards fund structures? What is still to be developed? The panel will cover timetable, implementation and practical guidance.
Brexit – The Impact On Financial Services
A panel of senior figures close to the process will discuss likely timing and impact. How can the uncertainty be managed and how would the financial services sector interact with Europe post-Brexit?
Drinks Reception and Networking
Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Ludo Bammens, Managing Director, Head of EMEA and Corporate Affairs, KKR
- Mike Champion, Head of Product Development, Schroder Investment Management
- Peng Choy, Vice Chairman and CEO, Harvest Global Investments
- Andrew Crain, Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory, Engagement and Development, BlackRock
- Symon Drake-Brockman, Managing Partner, Pemberton
- Alexander Marshall, Partner and General Counsel, Generation Investment Management
- Emmanuel Roman, CEO, Man Group
- Jeremy Soutter, Global Head of Product Development and Management, Standard Life
- Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
- Giles Swan, Director of Global Funds Policy, ICI Global
- Esther Wandel, FCA
- Gareth Murphy, Central Bank of Ireland
- Jean Marc Goy, CSSF
- Danny Lawlor, Central Bank of Ireland
- Mike Jones, Jersey Financial Services Commission
- Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP
- Sir Graham Watson, Member, European Economic and Social Committee
Other speakers to be announced shortly.
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As always, Funds Congress is free to attend. For further information, please contact Cindy Turner.