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Monday 8 March (0800 - 0900)

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Topics will include:

  • What are institutional investors now expecting from asset managers on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) front?
  • How is sustainable finance addressing the fiduciary duty and the management/mitigation of ESG risks?
  • Who are the main drivers of sustainable finance – investors or policy makers?
  • What are the main barriers to ESG adoption and what can an asset manager do to overcome these?
  • Cultural aspects – a must or a nice to have: perspectives from Asia, the European Union and United States

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Monday 8 March (0900 - 1000)

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Topics will include:

  • The potential impacts of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on delegation arrangements with third countries – political or investor driven?
  • What will be the impact on distribution?
  • The proposed extension of AIFMD passport and the impact on the National Private Placement Regime (NPPR)
  • Investor protection issues, including transparency, valuation provisions and depositary clarifications

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Monday 8 March (1000 - 1030)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)

Tuesday 9 March (1200 - 1300)

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Hear from industry associations and self-regulatory associations on the issues which their members are already or will soon be grappling with and the opportunities and challenges they may present.

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Tuesday 9 March (1300 - 1400)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)

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Topics will include:

  • Specific legal risks and documentation issues
  • Regulatory evolutions
  • Collateralisation issues
  • Coordination with third parties, including the custodian
  • Events of defaults
  • Insolvency issues

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Tuesday 9 March (1400 - 1430)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)

Wednesday 10 March (1600 - 1700)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)

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Topics will include:

  • Potential impacts of the Biden administration on the regulation of private equity
  • Are PE-sponsored SPACs here to stay, and what is the next ‘big idea’?
  • Life after leaving: what’s next for UK-based PE firms post-Brexit?
  • Trends in ESG-focused investment strategies and related regulation

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Wednesday 10 March (1700 - 1800)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)

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Topics will include:

  • Looking at the evolving climate – what’s the new normal?
  • From the ‘buy side’: who’s buying what?
  • Exploring due diligence, potential added risks, cyber and evolving strategies
  • Changes on the ‘sell side’: the adjustment being made by managers
  • Elephant in the room: factoring in the new European Union, United Kingdom and US political landscape
  • Social media’s impact: maybe that’s the real ‘elephant in the room’

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Wednesday 10 March (1800 - 1830)

Asset Management and Investment Funds Committee (Lead)