12 & 13 November 2020

Virtual Conference

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Gilbert Van Hassel

Chief Executive Officer, Robeco

Aleksandar Ivanovic


UBS Asset Management

Jean Raby

Chief Executive Officer,

Natixis Investment Managers

Patrick Thomson

Chief Executive Officer,

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

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12 & 13 November 2020
Virtual Conference
(timings subject to change)


Lessons learned and future perspectives

* The organisers reserve the right to adapt the programme.

Thursday, 12 November


 Welcome and Introduction 


Nicolas Calcoen, EFAMA President

10.10 - 10.40

 Keynote Speech 


Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General for Environment, European Commission

11.15 - 12.30

 CEO panel 


Gilbert Van Hassel, Chief Executive Officer, Robeco

Aleksandar Ivanovic, CEO EMEA, UBS Asset Management

Jean Raby, Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Investment Managers

Patrick Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan Asset Management


 Lunch Break 

14.00 - 15.15

 UCITS and AIFs: ready to meet future investor needs? 


The panel will put the future of UCITS into perspective, reflecting on the reasons of its worldwide success and the conditions that need to be in place to preserve its attractiveness going forward. Panellists will also consider whether the current range of EU fund vehicles (UCITS, AIFs, ELTIFs, …) remains adequate to meet investors’ needs and will discuss what improvements may be required to meet future investor demands.



Marc-André Bechet, Deputy Director General, ALFI


Sven Gentner, Head of Unit, Asset Management, DG FISMA, European Commission

Pierluigi Martino, General Counsel, Business Unit, Generali Investments and Asset Management

Further panellists to be announced


15.15 - 15.45

 Coffee Break 

15.45 - 17.00

 Increasing retail participation in capital markets post-Covid19: utopia or   necessity? 


The Covid19-induced market turmoil will have done little to restore investor confidence in markets… The panel will focus on the relevant recommendations of the High-Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union and address retail participation by answering these two questions:

  • How to foster investor confidence?

  • How to provide for an adequate retirement income?



Tanguy van de Werve, Director General, EFAMA


Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman, EIOPA

Sheila Nicoll, Head of Public Policy, Schroders

Tatyana Panova, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance

Thomas Richter, Chief Executive Officer, BVI



 End of Day 1 

Friday, 13 November




Tanguy van de Werve, Director General, EFAMA

9.35 - 10.15

 Keynote Speech 

Steven Maijoor, Chair of ESMA



10.15 - 11.30

 How to improve ESG disclosures to unleash the potential of sustainable   finance? 

Making sustainable finance work in practice requires improved ESG data disclosures by investee companies. The panel will discuss both legislative and market-led solutions for addressing the ESG data challenge. Panellists will discuss what ESG data is needed and whether a central ESG database or public register can be part of the solution. They will also address how to get the review of the Non-Financial Information Directive right.


Iris van de Looij, General Manager, DUFAS


Alain Deckers, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission

Sirpa Pietikainen, MEP

Further panellists to be announced



11.45 - 13.00

 Regulatory panel: what have we learned from the Covid-19 market   reaction? 


Prominent regulators and policy makers will draw lessons from the Covid-19 crisis, provide their perspective on the long-term implications of this crisis for asset managers and their investors and discuss what could be done to further strengthen the resilience of the industry in times of trouble.


Dr Joachim Hein, Union Investment


Patrick Simion, CEO Chief of Staff & Public Affairs, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Robert Taylor, UK FCA and Chair IOSCO Committee 5

Further panellists to be announced


 Lunch Break 


 Interview with 

Paul Stevens, President and CEO, Investment Company Institute


 Hot topics and trends in U.S. regulation of funds and asset managers   

Dechert LLP

 End of Day 2 


We are grateful to our sponsors

On the occasion of past EFAMA’s 25th Investment Management Forum, we took the chance to sit down for a one-on-one interview with John Berrigan.


We are happy to publish the video below where EFAMA gets answers to tailor-made questions and invaluable insights from John Berrigan on his field of expertise.

John Berrigan

Deputy DG, DG FISMA,

European Commission

Any questions? please contact EFAMA at info@efama.org

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