Global Head of Investment Risk and Model Risk, AXA Investment Managers Paris
Alexandre is Global Head of Investment Risk and Model Risk at AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM).
Alexandre is also involved in several regulatory and market place themes as sponsor of the AXA IM IBOR reform project, Co-Chair of the Sterling Risk Free Rate Working Group, Chair of the AFG Leverage and Stress-tests Committee and Co-Chair of the AFG Sustainability Risk Working Group.
Prior to joining AXA IM, Alexandre was Head of Risk Management at Groupama Asset Management. He started his career in 1996 at Banque CPR where he held various positions before becoming Head of Market Risk Management, a position he held from 2001 to 2003.
Alexandre graduated in 1995 as Ingénieur Civil des Mines from the Ecole des Mines de Nancy.
Head of Policy Research, Schroders
Anastasia is Head of Policy Research at Schroders where she carries out research and writes thought leadership papers on all areas of regulatory and policymaker interest with a specific focus on client outcomes. Current work includes the PRIIP regulation, client communication, short-termism and stewardship.
Previously, Anastasia was Head of Research and Statistics at the Investment Association, overseeing the IA’s regular and ad hoc research output on topics such as financial stability, stewardship, closet tracking, and trends in the retail fund market.
Anastasia holds a PhD from the University of Bath, UK.
CEO, Allianz Global Investors
Andreas Utermann is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz Global Investors. He is Chair of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Andreas has been with the firm and a member of its Global Executive Committee since 2002, initially serving as Global CIO Equities and becoming Global CIO and co-Head in 2012. In March 2016 Andreas became CEO of Allianz Global Investors. Andreas is a member of the Board of ICMA and he sits on the European Institute’s Advisory Board and the Advisory Council of the UK’s Investment Association. He is also a founding member of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, an initiative designed to support the mobilization of private finance in response to the challenge of climate change.
Chief Executive Officer, DDRL and MD Government Relations EMEA/Asia, DTCC
Andrew Douglas, Head of Government Relations for DTCC in Europe and Asia, plays a key role in developing DTCC’s public policy strategy and positions, and interfaces with policy, regulatory and industry audiences. Mr. Douglas has been responsible for European Government Relations for DTCC since 2010. Early 2013, he was promoted to Managing Director and his responsibilities were extended to cover Asia. Over the past years Mr. Douglas has worked to generate greater understanding of financial market infrastructure and its critical importance to both the marketplace and to policy makers. He has also worked to address trans-Atlantic policy challenges and has focused on issues around extraterritoriality, equivalence and mutual recognition.
Mr. Douglas joined DTCC from SWIFT where he was Head of the Securities Research and Development Team. During his ten-year tenure at SWIFT, he was instrumental in developing the "Giovannini protocol" which harmonized communication standards among equity post-trade infrastructures in Europe.
Birgitte Soegaard Holm
Chief Executive, Danish Investment Association (DIA)
The Danish Investment Association is the trade association representing the interests of investment fund providers and asset managers in Denmark. Birgitte is a member of EFAMAs Board of Directors. She joined the association two years ago, coming from a position as Deputy Director General in the Danish FSA, responsible for the supervision of capital markets and investment funds. She was a member of ESMAs Board of Supervisors and Management Board. She worked for many years in the Danish Central bank, primarily in the area of financial stability.
Birgitte has an MSc Economics from Londons School of Economics, and an MBA from Henley Business School.
Managing Director Europe and Global Head of Distribution,
Christian joined Fidelity in August 2018 and is responsible for managing our
distribution business across Continental Europe, serving the needs of our European
institutional and wholesale clients in 15 countries. In addition, Christian represents
the Institutional channel globally at the Global Operating Committee and chairs the
Institutional Operating Committee.
Prior to Fidelity, Christian worked for some of the financial sector's most respected
names including BlackRock, Allianz Asset Management, UBS and PIMCO. He has
worked in the US, Asia, where he spent three years, and Europe. He has experience
of managing large businesses at scale, as well as broad responsibility for distribution
across all business lines in Continental Europe, and global responsibility for major
client relationships. He trained initially as an investment analyst and extended his
investment knowledge further at PIMCO.
Christian graduated in Finance from the University of St. Gallen and holds an MBA
from Harvard Business School; he is also a CFA charter holder.
David Ricketts joined Financial News as the Asset Management Correspondent in March 2019 covering fund and asset management, regulations and ETFs. Prior to joining Financial News, David was Assistant Editor atIgnites Europe, a Financial Times publication. In that role, he covered the European fund management industry, with an additional focus on pensions’ issues and fund
David started his career in journalism with Pensions Week, another FT publication, covering
institutional investment and UK pensions’ issues. He was nominated in 2011 for two awards at the
State Street Institutional Press Awards –Journalist of the Year for Investment (Nationals) and
Investor Services & Technology.
David holds a BA degree in English and American studies from the University of Hull and a
postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University.
Chair of EFAMA Investor Education Platform and Conducting Officer, Franklin Templeton
Denise Voss, Conducting Officer of Franklin Templeton Investments, has worked in the financial industry in Luxembourg since 1990.
Denise joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1995 and is currently Conducting Officer and board member of Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l., a Luxembourg-based management company.
Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, Denise worked for over 9 years at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston, USA and Luxembourg. She holds a Massachusetts C.P.A. license and obtained an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, as well as a masters degree in accountancy from Bentley University. Denise is Chairwoman of LuxFLAG, an independent agency based in Luxembourg that awards recognisable sustainable finance labels to eligible investment vehicles. She is also Chairman of the EFAMA Investor Education Platform, and was Chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) from 2015-2019 and a member of the ALFI board of directors from 2007-2019.
Head of RQA Fixed Income Investment Risk for EMEA, responsible for risk management of actively managed bond funds including high yield and emerging markets. A member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals’ (GARP) FRM Committee, with a MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London (SOAS) and a BSc in Physics from Glasgow University.
Director, Public Policy Europe and UK, Credit Suisse
Elisa Menardo, a financial services regulatory lawyer, focuses on securities regulatory policy issues, e.g. MiFIDII, as well as broader European and UK government affairs. As part of her role she chairs the AFME MiFIDII Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Credit Suisse Public Policy Europe and UK team, Elisa ran the regulatory change advisory function within Compliance at Credit Suisse, and before that she held similar positions at other investment banks. Earlier in her career Elisa worked at the UK Financial Services Authority, the European Commission and Herbert Smith Freehills, where she qualified as a solicitor in 2003.
Elisa holds a degree in economics and management of public and international organisations from Bocconi University (Milan) and postgraduate professional qualifications in law from the College of Law (Guildford).
Head of Financial Services, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU
Dr. Esther Wandel is currently heading the financial services unit at the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels. Prior to that she was head of division at the German Ministry of Finance in Berlin, where she was responsible for numerous EU files such as sustainable finance, ESA review, securitization and asset management. She has a strong focus on European policy making since she spent seven years working with the European Commission. From 2013 to 2016 she was a manager at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in London. She started her career at the Banking Supervisory Authority in Berlin. Esther comes from a legal background and holds a doctorate in environmental law.
Head of the ESRB Secretariat
Francesco Mazzaferro has been the Head of the Secretariat of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) since January 2011. Prior to that, he was the Project Manager of the ESRB Preparatory Secretariat, which started work in March 2010.
He began his career in financial research in the Research Department of the Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino (today part of Intesa Sanpaolo) in Turin, Italy, in 1987. He joined the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, in 1992, starting his international career in the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, where his work focused on the European Currency Unit and preparations for the introduction of the single currency. In 1995 Mazzaferro joined the European Monetary Institute – which later became the European Central Bank – in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as the Officer of Policy Planning. In 1998 he became the Senior European Relations Officer in the European Relations Division. From 2000 he worked as Principal in the EU Neighbouring Regions Division, becoming the Head of Division in 2003.
Mazzaferro studied law at the University of Bologna and wrote his Master’s thesis on “EU law and legal aspects of the euro”.
Mazzaferro has been working in the field of European monetary policy for almost 20 years. Currently he is the Head of the ESRB Secretariat.
Global CEO, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Frédéric Janbon has been CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management since October 2015. Before joining BNP Paribas Asset Management, Frédéric was Global Head of Fixed Income at BNP Paribas between 2005 and 2014. Prior to this between 1991 and 2001, he held various senior roles within the Interest Rates Group at BNP Paribas in London, Paris and Tokyo.
As part of his current membership in the Association Française de la Gestion’s Strategic Committee, Frédéric Janbon is in charge of Sustainable Finance for the French asset management trade body. He was Chairman of the Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) from 2013 to 2015. He is also a former Board Member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA)
Gabriela Figueiredo Dias
Chair of the Management Board, CMVM
Gabriela Figueiredo Dias is the Chair of the CMVM Management Board since July 2016. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of Coimbra, where she also teaches. She worked as a legal advisor and consultant in the private sector for over two decades. In 2007, she joined the CMVM, advising on international affairs and regulatory policy. Gabriela later became Director of the Department of Markets, Issuers and Information and in 2015, she took office as Vice-Chair of the CMVM. In that capacity, she is a member of the National Council of Financial Regulators.
Gabriela has also been participating in several international fora, such as high level ESMA groups, being currently member of its Management Board (since 15 December 2016) and Mediation Panel. In January 2019 she was appointed Chair of the ESMA Investment Management Standing Committee Gabriela is also an IOSCO Board Member. The CMVM is also a long-standing and active member of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee and of its Bureau (Executive Committee), for which vice-chairmanship Gabriela was elected on 17 November 2016. She has been also serving as Co-Chair of the MENA/OECD Working Group on Corporate Governance.
CEO & Founder, Dreams
Two words – save money – makes most people feel anxious and excluded. And I realized that financial products and services did nothing to ease this. In 2014 I started to build Dreams on one simple truth: money affects emotional well-being, big time. I knew financial services could be designed in a totally different way, creating a positive impact on the way people feel about saving money. I wanted to help dreamers turning into achievers, guiding them to invest in their own sustainable future by boosting financial self-confidence. Simply put, I wanted to help dreams come true.
Prior to founding Dreams, Henrik was Head of Marketing at Avanza Bank, before that he was Sales Director for EF Education (the world largest language school) for various countries. Henrik has also an entrepreneurial background, founding and selling two companies. Henrik has an MSc in Marketing and Finance from Stockholm University.
Head of Policy and Advocacy, Hermes Investment Management
Biography coming soon.
Iris van de Looij
Director General, DUFAS
Iris is director general of the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association (DUFAS). An association with 53 members. Representing 95% of managed assets in The Netherlands. She has more than 20 year work experience in private banking and asset management.
The past years Iris worked as independent MiFID II-expert and interim manager. Before that she had several senior management positions. Like group head of investment solutions at KBL European Private Bankers, global head of product development at MeesPierson and global head of fund marketing at Fortis Investments.
Iris has an economic study background with specialization in investment management. After several years of working in Luxembourg and Brussels, Iris lives with her husband in the city center of Amsterdam.
PhD., Vice-dean, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia
Ján Šebo serves as Vice-Dean at Faculty of Economics Matej Bel University in Slovakia. He co-founded Institute of Savings and Investment and state-of-the-art integrated pension benefit statement platform in Slovakia. He is a member of Financial Services User Group at European Commission and member of the Research Council at Better Finance. He focuses on pension systems’ research and professionally consults on the design and implementation of private pension schemes, design of automated wealth management platforms and retail investor strategies.
Vice-President of EFAMA
Jarkko coordinates Nordea’s advocacy on regulation impacting asset and wealth management. He is Vice President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and chairman of its Brexit Task Force. Before joining Nordea in 2014 Jarkko was Deputy Director General at EFAMA in Brussels coordinating its regulatory activities. From 2006 to 2010 Jarkko was director for international relations at the UK Investment Management Association in London. Since 2004 he was the first rapporteur on asset management at the Committee of European Securities Regulators in Paris. From 1993 Jarkko had various roles at the Finnish financial regulator including head of investment fund supervision.
Jean-Paul Servais is the chairman of the Financial Services and Markets Authority of Belgium (FSMA).
Internationally, he holds mandates as vice chair of the IOSCO Board, as well as chairman of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, the IOSCO European Regional Committee and the Audit Committee of IOSCO.
He is also a board member of several international supervisory bodies for the financial sector: ESMA, ESRB, etc. Within ESMA, he currently chairs the Financial Innovation Standing Committee (FISC). He also chairs the Euribor and Eonia Benchmarks colleges and is member of the Euronext College of Supervision.
He teaches at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, University of Brussels), where he is part-time professor in the LL.M in International Business Law and in the specialized Master in Tax Law. He is author or co-author of more than 300 contributions, in particular in areas of relevance to the European and international system of financial supervision, to the FSMA's activities and to the academic and scientific activities undertaken at the ULB.
He obtained a Master of Law (Master en droit) from the ULB and a Master of Economics in Business Management (Master in de economie, bedrijfskunde) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Deputy DG, DG FISMA, European Commission
John Berrigan is currently the Deputy Director General in DG FISMA (Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) of the European Commission.
DG FISMA is responsible for EU-level legislation for the financial sector; in this context, John represents the EU Commission on the Economic and Financial Committee, the Financial Services Committee and the Single Resolution Board.
John has been a Commission official since the mid-1980s and has spent much of this time working on financial-sector issues - first in DG ECFIN, where he contributed to financial-sector aspects of the assistance programmes for other Member States, and now in DG FISMA.
Earlier on, he also worked on monetary policy and exchange-rate analysis in the context of preparations for the introduction of the euro in 1999.
In the mid-1990s, he worked for several years with the International Monetary Fund.
John has a master degree in economics from University College Dublin. He is married with two children.
Head of Regulatory Outreach, CFA
Josina Kamerling is Head of Regulatory Outreach for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region for CFA Institute, and is based in the Brussels office. She is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in the region, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and promoting capital market integrity and investor protection.
Within CFA Institute, Josina is a member of both the Financial Education and Pensions Task Force; she also serves as co-president of the Jury for the global Ethics in Finance prize.
Previously, Josina was a specialist adviser on financial services in the European Parliament for six years, and a senior banker for 15 years in various EU countries. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Italian, as well as her native Dutch.
Head of Asset Management, Regulatory Change, Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Insight Centre, EMA, KPMG
"I have specialised in the asset management and funds sector for 19 years.
I lead on asset management regulatory change within KPMG’s FS Risk & Regulatory Insight Centre, EMA. We provide knowledge-based analysis of regulatory proposals in the pipeline and of the evolving political and regulatory context. We publish thought leadership pieces to inform discussions with top management at client firms.
Also, I am global lead on Brexit for the sector.
Before joining KPMG, I worked for 14 years at the bank of England, briefly at the FSA (now the FCA) and then for 15 years at the UK’s Investment Management Association (now the IA).
On the creation of the IMA in 2002, I established the regulatory function, covering investment management regulation, buy-side dealing, segregated mandates, capital requirements and operations. In the last few years, I focussed on directing IMA’s work across all aspects of collective investment funds – product regulation, distribution, fund administration and financial reporting, tax and legal.
I have extensive knowledge of the EU regulatory process and the increasing role of international bodies such as IOSCO.
Also, through many years of working with the European Federation (EFAMA), I have acquired a broad knowledge of the different fund and distribution structures around the EU. In particular, I chair EFAMA’s Standing Committee on Distribution & Client Disclosures, which includes coverage of the investor protection aspects of MiFID II and the PRIIP KID."
Senior Regulatory Development Manager Aviva Investors
As Regulatory Development Manager at Aviva Investors, Kyra is responsible for impact analysis of EU, UK and International regulatory development, and assisting the business with interpretation, feedback, planning and implementation. She has extensive asset management experience having worked in the industry for over 20 years, and specific expertise in EMIR and other G20 reforms in the OTC derivatives market and MiFID II. Prior to joining Aviva, in her role as Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor at the Investment Association, she established a working group to address the implementation of IFR/IFD over the coming years. At Aberdeen Standard Investments, BlackRock, Walter Scott and Partners and Scottish Widows she worked in Public Affairs, Regulatory Development and Compliance roles. Kyra was Chair of the Investment Association Derivatives Committee between 2016-2018 and Vice Chair of EFAMAs Trading, Trade Reporting and Market Infrastructure Standing Committee until early 2019.
Director, Investments, DNCA Finance
Léa Dunand-Chatellet, is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), with an agregation in economy and management (university highest-level competitive examination for teachers’ recruitment), and is also a member of various committees on the Paris financial market. She teaches courses on responsible investment in some of France’s major business schools on a yearly basis and co-authored a key publication in 2014 “SRI and Responsible Investment” (published by Ellipse, available in French only).
Léa started her career in 2005 at Oddo Securities’ extra-financial research department, then became portfolio manager and Head of ESG research at Sycomore Asset Management in 2010. She spent five years at the company, setting up and managing a range of SRI funds with AUM of €700m, achieving a top AAA ranking from Citywire. Working within the investment management industry, she developed a pioneering extra-financial model that includes sustainable development issues in the fund management approach. In 2015, she joined Mirova as Equity CIO, managing a team of ten equity portfolio managers, with AUM of €3.5bn.
Léa Dunand-Chatellet was appointed Head of the Responsible Investment department at DNCA Finance in June 2018.
Head of Product Management, Tatra Asset Management
Martin has been working in Tatra Asset Management since 2004, at the present as the Head of Product Management Department. He is responsible for launching of new products, optimalization of product range, marketing and public relations, sales support, project management and legal agenda relating with mutual funds. In 2008 he participated on implementation of MIFID directive in Tatra Bank Group. He has actively participated in commenting procedure of implementation of directives UCITS IV, UCITS V and AIMFD into Slovak system of law. Since 2018 he has been representing Slovakia as a member of EFAMA standing committee Investor Education Platform.
Head of Unit, Financial technology and sustainable finance DG FISMA, European Commission
Martin Spolc is the Head of the Sustainable Finance and Fintech unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Financial Services. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of the Capital Markets Union unit, the Economic analysis unit, Deputy Head of the Banking unit and Assistant to the Director General, directly involved in developing the Banking Union and other key projects in the area of financial services aiming at restoring financial stability since the crisis. Before joining the Commission, he had worked at risk management consultancy and the banking sector. He is the holder of the CFA and FRM designations and member of the CFA Institute and Global Association of Risk Professionals.
ESG Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Mike moved to his role as ESG Investment Director in October 2012. In this role he works within the ESG Investment team which provides value to our clients through our activities. The team is responsible for voting ASI’s clients’ shareholdings globally, analysing and engaging with the companies we invest in on ESG matters, and undertaking work to assess and influence the development of public policy to improve the ESG aspects of the markets we invest on behalf of clients.
Vice-President of EFAMA
Myriam Vanneste is Vice-President of EFAMA (the European Fund and Asset Management Association) and Global Head of Product Management at Candriam.
She started her career in 1986 as assistant portfolio manager at Gesbanque. She moved to Crédit Communal de Belgique a few years later. In 1998, she was actively involved in the setting-up of the group’s asset management entity, which became Candriam 15 years later, after the takeover by American AAA Group New York Life. Besides her responsibilities as Member of the Management Board of Candriam Belgium, she has assumed different managing functions within Candriam in distribution matters as well as in the Legal and Investment Solutions sector.
Myriam has, for several years, been Board Member and President of BeAMA (the Belgian Asset Managers Association) and Board Member of Febelfin (the Belgian Federation of the Financial Sector).
Myriam Vanneste has a Master’s in Applied Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain’s Institut d’Administration et de Gestion (IAG).
Regulatory Policy & International Affairs, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)
Natasha Cazenave is Managing Director of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and Head of the Policy and International Affairs Directorate. The Directorate covers all areas of securities regulation including markets and intermediaries, OTC derivatives, CCP, asset management, corporate governance, transparency requirements for issuers as well as Fintechs and sustainable finance. Natasha is also co-Chair of the Financial Stability Board’s Non Bank Working Group since 2015.
Prior to joining the AMF, she worked 8 years for a European consultancy specialised in corporate governance and the promotion of investor rights, Deminor. She started her career at Ernst & Young, in the Valuation and Business Modelling team of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Natasha holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Nicolas Calcoen is Deputy General Manager of Amundi and a member of its Executive Committee. He is in charge of Finance, corporate strategy, public affairs, supervision of Japan and BFT. He was until February 2019 the Chief Financial Officer of Amundi.
He has been President of European Fund and Asset Management Association, EFAMA, since June 2019.
Before joining Amundi in 2010, Nicolas Calcoen worked in the public financial administration, both at national and international levels. He held various positions within the French Ministry of Finance, worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC from 2002 to 2005, and, after relocating to France, became deputy director of the office of the French Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts, Civil Service and State Reform in 2007.
A French national, Mr Calcoen graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He is also a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (1992) and holds a DEA post-graduate diploma in Economics and International Finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris (1994).
Chief Executive Officer, Nordea Asset Management
CEO of Nordea Asset Management since 2017 and member of Asset and Wealth Management Executive committee since 2016.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Bolmstrand held the position of CEO at Nordea Life & Pensions. He has experience from banking, insurance and asset management.
Before joining Nordea in 2012, Mr. Bolmstrand held several senior positions with Old Mutual and Skandia, Head of Products at Skandia AB and a member of the Skandia Nordic management team, CEO of Skandia Investment Group and member of Old Mutual Wealth Management executive team.
Mr. Bolmstrand has studied Law at Lund University and has also completed an executive program at London Business School.
Markets and Strategy - Financial Services Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Within his professional career over the past more than 20 years as advisor and auditor in Big Four firms, Olivier developed a thorough knowledge of the Investment Fund and Banking industries. In particular, in the domain of regulatory rule-sets interpretation and implementation. Olivier is leading the MiFID II working group of PwC Luxembourg composed of business, legal and tax experts focusing on the operational, business and revenue impacts of the new requirements for the Financial Services industry.
Olivier holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Tax Law and a Master’s degree in Management and Economics Sciences, both from the HEC-ULg Business School in Liège, Belgium. He is a member of the “Ordre des Experts Comptables” (Association of Chartered Accounts) and co-chairs the ALFI risk management committee.
Paul P. Andrews
Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions
Paul Andrews was appointed as Secretary General in December 2015 and joined IOSCO in March 2016. In this role, he is responsible for supporting the pursuit of IOSCO’s strategic objectives and leading the General Secretariat.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Mr. Andrews spent 18 years at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington DC. From 2003 to March 2016, he served as Vice President and Managing Director, International Affairs, at FINRA, the largest independent regulator for all US securities firms. In this capacity he directed FINRA's international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO.
Prior to FINRA, Mr. Andrews spent eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During this time, he worked in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets) and the Office of the General Counsel. In these capacities, he led the international affairs office in Market Regulation, analyzed various legal and policy issues concerning the structure of securities markets, market intermediaries, and dispute resolution. Prior to the SEC, Mr. Andrews spent four years in private legal practice in Washington, DC.
MEP, European Parliament
Paul Tang has been Member of the European Parliament for the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) since 2014, as part of the Group of Socialists and Democrats. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and worked for the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis before entering the Dutch parliament in 2007. Here, Paul Tang was spokesperson for financial and fiscal affairs from 2007 until 2010, right through the financial crisis. In 2014, Paul Tang led the campaign of the PvdA for the European Elections. In the European Parliament, Paul Tang mainly works on economic and financial affairs, with a focus on fair taxation and sustainable finance, and the role of data in our society. Paul Tang was rapporteur on the Disclosure Regulation and is currently shadow rapporteur for the S&D Group on Taxonomy.
General Representative of the French Asset Management Association
Pierre Bollon is the General Representative of the French Asset Management Association (Association Française de la Gestion financière - AFG). Pierre is member of the board of EFAMA and of the International Investment Funds Association (IIFA), as well as Vice-Chair of PensionsEurope. Secretary General of the European Savings Institute (OEE), he is also Vice-Chair of ORSE (Observatoire sur la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises), the French Study Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and member of the Steering Committee of Paris Europlace.
Before joining AFG in September 1997, he worked from 1984 to 1989 as a Civil Servant (in the Prime Minister’s services then in the French Treasury) and, from 1990 to 1997, as Advisor to the Chairman and director of economic and financial affairs of the French Federation of Insurance Companies.
He graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) and from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). He holds a master degree in law (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and graduated from the Centre des Hautes Etudes d’Assurances (CHEA) and the Paris Institute of Political studies. He also graduated from the International management program (HEC, Stern Business School - New-York University and Esade - Barcelona).
Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, member of the Global Executive Committee, BlackRock
Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director, is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for BlackRock and is a member of the Global Executive Committee. Ms. Lord also chairs the EMEA Executive Committee and is the Global Executive Sponsor of the Women's Initiative Network.
Prior to assuming her current role in September 2017, she was EMEA Head of iShares and Head of Global Clients, ETF and Index Investments. Ms. Lord joined BlackRock in November 2013 from Citigroup where she was the Global Head of Corporate Equity Derivatives. She joined Citigroup in 2009 after thirteen years at Morgan Stanley, where she had a variety of senior roles in the equities and capital markets businesses, in London and Hong Kong.
Ms. Lord qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 with Arthur Andersen, following which she worked in structured finance for five years before moving into equity derivatives. She graduated in 1987 from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) First Class in International History & Politics.
Co-Chair of FIX, Liquidnet
Rebecca is considered to be one of Europe's leading industry voices on market structure, regulatory reform, and financial services technology. She has authored a plethora of qualitative white papers and commentary covering the impact of market regulation on all asset classes, changing market structure and developments in dark pools, HFT, and surveillance. She joined Liquidnet in July 2016 to use her 20 plus years' experience to collaborate and deliver insight for both European equities and fixed income markets. Rebecca is also Co-Chair of the FIX Trading Community’s EMEA Regional Committee and Regulatory Subcommittee dedicated to addressing real business and regulatory issues impacting multi-asset trading in global markets. She has held prior roles at TABB Group, Incisus Partners, the British Embassy in Bahrain, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International and Bankers Trust International.
Head of Financial Sector Department, Directorate-General of the Treasury, French Ministry of Economy and Finance
Sébastien was previously head of the Insurance Markets and Products Unit (2009-2012) and of the Corporate Financing Unit at the Directorate-General of the Treasury (2012-2013), where he also served as General Secretary of the Interministerial Committee for Industrial Restructuring. He was appointed deputy assistant secretary in 2013 (until 2018), in charge of Financial Markets and Corporate Financing.
He graduated in 1997 from Ecole Polytechnique.
Steven Maijoor has been the Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since taking up office 1 April 2011. He is the first chair of the authority and is currently serving his second five-year term. He is responsible for representing the Authority as well as chairing ESMA’s Board of Supervisors and the Management Board. The role of the Board of Supervisors is to give strategic guidance to ESMA and make all main regulatory and supervisory decisions. The Management Board's purpose is to ensure that the Authority carries out its mission and performs its tasks.
Prior to taking up this role, Steven was Managing Director at the AFM, the Dutch financial markets regulator, where he was responsible for capital market supervision, including financial reporting and auditing, prospectuses, public offerings, and the supervision of the integrity of financial markets. During his term, the scope of activities of the AFM vastly expanded and he was responsible for building and implementing supervision in the capital market area. In his regulatory role at the AFM, Steven has held a number of international positions, including the Chairmanship of IFIAR (International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators).
Before joining the regulatory world, Steven was the Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University, and had pursued a long career in academia which included a variety of positions at Maastricht University and the University of Southern California.
He holds a PhD in Business Economics from Maastricht University, was a research student at the London School of Economics, and has a master in Business Economics from the University of Groningen.
Tanguy van de Werve
Director General, EFAMA
Tanguy van de Werve is the Director General of EFAMA since December 2018. Prior to joining EFAMA, Tanguy headed the Brussels office of AFME, the Association of Financial Markets in Europe. He was Director General of Leaseurope (European leasing industry) and Eurofinas (European consumer credit industry) for the period 2006-2015; he headed the Financial Markets and Banking Supervision Department of the European Banking Federation (2000-2006) and held various other roles in the financial services industry (1992- 2000).
Head of Unit - Securities Markets, European Commission, DG FISMA
Tilman Lüder holds a doctorate in law from the University of Tübingen.
Before joining the European Commission in 1999, Tilman was as an associate in Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. He worked on European and German antitrust and merger control issues.
His first job in the Commission was that of a case manager dealing with antitrust and state aid cases in the area of post and telecommunications in the Directorate General for Competition.
In 2002, he became the spokesperson to Commissioner Mario Monti, responsible for Competition, a position he successfully held until being appointed, in 2005, Head of the Copyright Unit of Directorate General for the Internal Market (DG MARKT).
He pursued his career to become Head of the Asset Management Unit (2011-2015) in DG MARKT, later the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA).
As of September 2015, Tilman heads the Securities Markets Unit in DG FISMA.
David J. Harris
Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management, Dechert LLP
David J. Harris provides regulatory and transactional advice on a wide range of matters in the financial services industry. Mr. Harris works with investment funds (registered and unregistered, onshore, and offshore), investment advisers, broker-dealers, banks (U.S. and foreign), thrifts, trust companies, credit unions, insurance companies, commodity trading advisers, commodity pool operators, and futures commission merchants, as well as financial services holding companies.
Mr. Harris' experience includes counseling clients on the application of laws and regulations administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. Treasury, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) and the Federal Trade Commission, industry self-regulatory organizations, state regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over securities, banking, and insurance activities, and representing clients in their negotiations with these regulators. Among other areas, Mr. Harris has developed particular expertise advising funds and asset managers on the Volcker Rule and other issues at the intersection of the banking and securities laws, the complex regulatory issues confronted by business development companies and other permanent capital vehicles, and the regulation of investment companies and investment advisers.
Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management, Dechert LLP
Based in Washington, D.C., Julien Bourgeois focuses on the asset management industry, advising U.S. registered investment companies and their directors, as well as their investment advisers and other service providers, on regulatory, compliance, governance and enforcement matters. Mr. Bourgeois has experience with all aspects of investment company representations, including: board matters; exemptive applications; initial and ongoing registrations; complex fund reorganization transactions; affiliation considerations; and structuring funds of funds, manager of managers funds and registered funds using alternative investment strategies and fee arrangements.
As a general matter, Mr. Bourgeois enjoys working on complex projects involving multidisciplinary advice. A native of France, he is uniquely positioned to represent global (notably French and European) asset management groups on U.S. matters that apply to them - under U.S. federal and state securities laws or otherwise. He assists them with forming and integrating their U.S. business, using U.S. subsidiaries or their domestic locations, in order to manage U.S. assets or offer investment products in the United States. He has extensive experience in dual-hatting and participating affiliate arrangements, and in working on global compliance approaches.
Karen L. Anderberg
Partner, Financial Services and Investment Management, Dechert LLP
Karen L. Anderberg advises UK, US and European asset managers and investment funds on all aspects of US financial services regulatory issues, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investment adviser and investment fund registration and exemptions and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) requirements. Ms. Anderberg's practice also consists of advising investment funds (including UCITS and AIFs) on global distribution issues, both via registration or passporting and on a private placement basis. Ms. Anderberg also counsels large financial services firms on global compliance and distribution matters.
Ms. Anderberg co-edited US Regulation for Asset Managers Outside the United States published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2017. She has spoken extensively on financial services regulatory matters, and has co-hosted a regular seminar series on “US Regulation for UK Legal and Compliance Professionals” since 2008.
In 2017, Ms. Anderberg was named as one of the 50 leading women in hedge funds by The Hedge Fund Journal. The biennial report recognizes women who are making an impact in the hedge funds industry and are shaping the future of the industry. The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK recommends Ms. Anderberg for investment funds and financial services regulatory. The 2017 edition notes that she is "very experienced on US private funds, SEC, ERISA and associated regulation". Ms. Anderberg has been recommended for financial services regulation since 2012 in The Legal 500 UK, where she is described as "friendly and calm." The 2013 edition highlighted the way she "drills down into the detail." She has been selected by Legal Business for inclusion in editions of Legal Experts in the field of Investment Funds since 2011.
Ms. Anderberg became a partner in January 2001. She joined Dechert as an associate in 1992 and practiced in Dechert's Washington, D.C. office prior to 2003. She is admitted to practice before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar Associations.