18 & 19  November 2021
Virtual Conference


The conference starts on Thursday, 18 November in the morning and runs until Friday, 19 November in the afternoon, with a programme featuring keynote speeches, an exclusive CEO panel, panel sessions, presentations, interview and workshop.

* The organisers reserve the right to adapt the programme.

(timings subject to change)

Day 1

Thursday, 18 November

09.45 - 10.00

 Welcome of Participants and Opening Speech 


Naïm Abou-Jaoudé, EFAMA President

10.00 - 10.40

 Keynote Speech 


Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner

10.40 - 11.10

 The Impact of Digitalization on Asset Management 


A presentation by Martin Huber and Cristina Catania, McKinsey

11.25 - 12.45

 CEO panel 


David Ricketts, Financial News



Valérie Baudson, Chief Executive Officer, Amundi

Laurent Ramsey, co-Chief Executive Officer, Pictet Asset Management

Mark Versey, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Investors

Asoka Wöhrmann, Chief Executive Officer, DWS

12.45 - 13.45

 Lunch Break 

13.45 - 15.00

 Panel 1 – EU Strategy for retail investment: The golden key to unlocking   capital market participation? 

The panel will discuss the European Commission’s strategy to encourage retail investment. In this context, it will take a close look at the purpose investment advice should serve in connecting EU citizens with capital markets and whether these goals are reachable without retrocession-based distribution models. The panel will also explore ways to reduce the information overload experienced by retail investors and how more engaging disclosures can help unlock retail investor participation.



Iris van de Looij, General Manager, DUFAS



Dan Hedley, Director Public Policy, Fidelity International

Arne Hertel, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)

Andrea Liesenfeld, Deputy Head of Unit Retail Financial Services, DG FISMA,

European Commission

15.00 - 15.30

 Coffee Break 

15.30 - 16.45

 Panel 2 – Defining global standards for sustainability reporting 


As finance becomes a key area for climate action, the lack of granular, reliable and comparable ESG company data hinders the ability of asset managers to support the transition to net-zero fully. This challenge has led to a growing demand for a global solution to sustainability reporting that reflects material climate-related impacts on a company and the impacts of a company on climate and other sustainability matters. These disclosures will be underpinned by taxonomies for environmentally sustainable activities currently under development in different jurisdictions, whose harmonization would provide further clarity to investors and companies. The industry will need to work with governments to support efforts to coordinate these ESG standards at a global level.




Nathalie Dogniez, Partner, PwC Luxembourg


Patrick de Cambourg, Chairman of EFRAG project Task Force

Michel Madelain, Chair of the Nominating Committee IFRS

Gianluca Manca, Head of Sustainability and CSR, Eurizon Capital

17.00 - 17.30

 Keynote Address 

Day 2

Friday, 19 November

09.30 - 09.35

 Opening remarks 


Tanguy van de Werve, Director General, EFAMA

09.35 - 10.15

 Keynote Speech 

Natasha Cazenave, Executive Director, ESMA


10.30 - 11.45

 Panel 3 – Alternative investment regulations under the microscope:   challenges and opportunities 

The panel will discuss the most recent developments concerning the ongoing AIFMD and ELTIF reviews and exchange views on the adjustments required to the existing regulation to further improve the robustness of the AIFMD framework and to boost the offer and the demand for European Long-Term Investment Funds.


Marcus Mecklenburg, Director, Head of Legal, BVI


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

Michael McGrath, Assistant Secretary Financial Services Division, Irish Ministry of Finance

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive, The Investment Association

Jarkko Syyrilä, Head of Public Affairs, Nordea Asset & Wealth Management

12.00 - 12.45

 In conversation with 

Martin Moloney, Secretary General, IOSCO ​

An interview conducted by Pat Lardner, Chief Executive, Irish Funds

12.45 - 14.00

 Lunch Break 

14.00 - 15.15

 Panel 4 – Is there a case for a macro-prudential framework for the funds   industry? 

Coming back to some of the findings from the March-April 2020 market events, this panel will take a close look at the concerns raised by regulators about risks that investment funds may pose to financial stability (liquidity mismatches, leverage, pro-cyclicality) and discuss measures that may be needed to address such concerns.



Elisa Ricón, Director General, Inverco


Lee Foulger, FS Strategy & Risk, Bank of England

Franck Raillon, Senior Policy Advisor, Asset Management Policy Division, AMF

Bernard De Wit, Deputy CEO, Amundi Asset Management 

Greg Dulski, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Head of International Government Affairs, Federated Hermes; Chair of EFAMA’s MMF TF


 Dechert LLP Workshop: Hot topics in US Regulation 

* The organisers reserve the right to adapt the programme.