ALFI: Three Things We’re Looking Forward To At The NICSA SLF

Guest Author: Camille Thommes, Director General, ALFI

ALFI is pleased to participate in NICSA’s annual Strategic Leadership Forum in Miami, Florida at the end of February, where executives from diverse backgrounds within the global asset management community will converge to discuss the current business environment and the emergence of new opportunities.

I am particulary looking forward to this event, as I am scheduled to sit on the European Funds – Trends in Distribution & Regulation panel on March 1. I’m joining a panel which will provide a global perspective on matters affecting the European Funds Industry including Brexit, Mifid II, and PRIIPS. Navigating the regulatory and distribution landscape can be challenging and I’m looking forward to many compellling discussions. That said, here are three things I’m most looking forward to:

  1. Taking a deeper dive into global distribution trends 
    In the asset management business, distribution is increasingly becoming a key component to success in attracting and retaining assets. Asset managers need to seize opportunities and act boldly to transform their business models. Embracing advanced technologies—from artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and analytics—will be critical. Fee pressures also come into play when building strategic approaches that can help maximize opportunities to win new business and retain mandates. These topics are evolving for distribution executives in financial institutions around the globe. It’s a timely conversation and one that I’m looking forward to participing in.
  2. Hearing the U.S. perspective on the top trends for 2018
    While we all have constant access to global news and research, it’s a vastly different experience hearing first hand from industry leaders. Sharing the stage with such a great speaker lineup, I’m sure to walk away with a nice arsenal of information on topics such as product development and technology.
  3. Exploring and chatting with NICSA members
    Global fund managers are building critical distribution models and enhancing customer-centric service offerings. The road to continued growth for many industry leaders is a multi-dimensional approach, and a global view of these matters is critical. I look forward to sharing ALFI’s views with the NICSA membership, and in turn accessing a US view on these issues.

    ALFI has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with NICSA and its members. Events such as the 2018 Strategic Leadership Forum are critical to serving the global asset management community and meeting the challenges posed by the increasing globalization of the investment fund and financial services industries.

    About ALFI
    The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry is the official representative body for the Luxembourg investment fund industry and was set up in November 1988 to promote its development.

    Created in 1989, ALFI has a membership comprising more than 800 Luxembourg domiciled investment funds and some 80 administration agents, custodian banks, professionals of the financial sector, consultants, auditors and specialized service providers to the investment fund industry.



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