The 6th UCITS Conference

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The 6th UCITS Conference

Now in its 6th year, this industry leading event features:

  • National regulators from Germany, France, Luxembourg and Ireland
  • Industry experts, including EFAMA, Nordea Wealth Management, AXA Investment Managers, Citibank, NatWest Trustee & Depository, Brown Brothers Harriman, Deutsche Bank, BlackRock, Earth Capital Partners, KPMG Luxembourg and Société Générale Securities Services
  • Leading lawyers in the asset management space, including Dechert, Simmons & Simmons, Matheson and Ropes & Gray LLP

The following questions and more will be answered at The 6th UCITS Conference:

  • What are the remuneration challenges facing UCITS fund managers?
  • How will MiFID II change the distribution landscape for UCITS?
  • How can you successfully achieve compliance with the UCITS V stricter liability rules for depositaries?
  • What are the practicalities of operating under the AIFM Directive and UCITS?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for UCITS market participants

Book your place now to ensure that you are fully up to speed with the practical impact of UCITS V.


“Very strong speakers and focus on the key issues” – Royal London
“Insightful, open, thought-provoking” - Premium Select Lux SA


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8.30 Registration and refreshments

9.10 Opening remarks from the Chair

9.20 The outlook for UCITS regulation in the coming year

Jarkko Syyrilä, Head of Public Affairs, Nordea Wealth Management
Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Development, AXA Investment Managers
Charles Muller
, Partner, KPMG Luxembourg

  • What are the key challenges and where are the opportunities for UCITS providers?
  • What will developments such as CRD, EMIR and MiFID mean for UCITS?
  • UCITS VI – how will it expand on or roll back on existing UCITS regulations – UCITS III and UCITS IV?
    - How far will it go in relation to eligible assets and the use of derivatives?
    - What are the next steps and what is the planned timetable for consultation and implementation
10.00 What are the remuneration challenges facing UCITS fund managers?

Federico Cupelli, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, EFAMA
Andrea Finn, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

  • What constitutes a sound remuneration policy under UCITS V?
  • What differences exist between the UCITS code and that applicable to AIFMs?
  • Understanding the proportionality principle
  • How to assess proportionality in relation to size, internal organization, and nature, scope and complexity of activities?
  • How should remuneration rules apply to third parties?
10.50 Morning Refreshments

11.10 How will MiFID II change the distribution landscape for UCITS?

Markus Lang, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management*

  • Understanding the proposed ban on inducements for independent financial advisors
    - How will this ban interact with existing local legislation already in existence in different European countries
  • Understanding the implications of the complexity label for structured UCITS
  • Clarifying the need for defined target markets and distribution strategies
11.45 National regulator feedback session

Moderator: Richard Heffner, Partner, Dechert
Franck Guiader, Head of Asset Management Regulation Division, Autorité des Marchés Financiers
(AMF), France

Thomas Neumann, Head of Investment Supervision, BaFin, Germany 
Jean-Marc Goy,
Counsel for International Affairs, CSSF, Luxembourg
Representative, Central Bank of Ireland

  • Tips for participants on dealing with the regulators
  • Could Capital Markets Union (CMU) provide a boost to cross-border UCITS?
12.35 Morning refreshments

1.45 Update on the interaction of the PRIIPs and UCITS KIIDs

Michèle Eisenhuth, Partner, Investment Management, Arendt & Medernach SA

  • Overview of the PRIIPs KIID regime
  • Exemption of UCITS from regulatory requirements – how will it work in practice?
  • Comparing and contrasting UCITS vs. PRIIP KIIDs
  • Prospects for harmonizing both KIIDs
  • What will happen after 2019?
2.15 Panel: Successfully achieving compliance with the UCITS V stricter liability rules for depositaries

Moderator: Tara Doyle,
Partner, Matheson
David Morrison, Managing Director, Global Head of Trustee & Fiduciary Services, Citibank International Ltd
Alan Calder, Director of Risk and Compliance, NatWest Trustee & Depositary
Sean M. Tuffy, Senior Vice President, Investor Services, Brown Brothers Harriman

  • Which categories of institutions are eligible to act as depositaries to UCITS funds?
  • What are the duties and responsibilities of the depositary under UCITS V?
  • Role of the depositary – is independence paramount or is the bundled service from the single provider sufficient
  • Where are the real risks for the depositary post implementation of UCITS V
  • Has UCITS V added to the cost of providing depositary services
  • To what extent does the eligibility criteria and the liability measures differ from those in AIFMD?
  • How will delegation to sub-custodians work under UCITS V?
  • What are the liabilities of sub-custodians?
3.10 Afternoon Refreshments

3.30 What are the practicalities of operating under the AIFM Directive and UCITS?

Jean-Pierre Gomez, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Société Générale Securities Services

  • UCITS or AIF – which way to go for fund managers?
  • What are the issues posed by using one manager for UCITS and AIFs?
  • Is one rule book likely in the future for both AIFs and UCITS?

4.00     Industry Panel: Challenges and opportunities for UCITS market participants

Moderator: Michelle Moran, Partner – Investment Management, Ropes & Gray LLP
Alexander Nightingale,
Head of Transaction Management – Fund Services, Deutsche Bank
Martin Parkes,
Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, BlackRock
Neil Brown,
Senior Partner, Earth Capital Partners
Rena Morjaria, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, Legal Department (Investment Management Division), Goldman Sachs*

  • Reviewing current investor appetite for UCITS funds – current and predicted areas of growth
  • To what extent has AIFMD eaten into UCITS market share?
  • How is industry dealing with the implementation of UCITS V?
  • How is regulation impacting on product development and distribution?
  • How is increasing investor demand for sustainability/impact investing affecting product development?
5.00 Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference

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