12 & 13 November 2020
BNP Paribas Fortis, La Chancellerie, Brussels

THE AFTERMATH

Lessons learned and future perspectives

* The organisers reserve the right to adapt the programme and timings.

Thursday, 12 November

13.45

Welcome and Introduction

Nicolas Calcoen, President of EFAMA

13.55

Opening address

14.25

Keynote

14.40

CEO panel

Panellists:

Jean Raby, Chief Executive Officer, Natixis Investment Managers

Keith Skeoch, Chief Executive, Standard Life Aberdeen

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

Gilbert Van Hassel, Chief Executive Officer, Robeco

15.55

Break

16.25

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?

17.15

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.

18.05

Closing

18.10

Drinks reception (until 20.00)

Friday, 13 November

09.00

Opening

09.05

Keynote

09.35

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.

10.35

Break

11.05

One-to-one

11.35

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.

12.35

Closing

12.40

Lunch

13.25

Hot topics and trends in U.S. regulation of funds and asset managers (Dechert LLP Legal Workshop)