Ahead of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s (ALFI) Global Distribution Conference in Luxembourg on 23 and 24 September, fund industry leaders share their views on the top priorities, opportunities and emerging trends in international fund distribution.
Marc Saluzzi, from ALFI, comments: “Our top priorities in terms of opening up new distribution markets are Australia, Brazil, China and Mexico. We believe that they offer - by far - the largest potential for fund centres going forward.”
Pervaiz Panjwani, Citibank International: “With the changes in demographics and the squeeze in public finances, we will see income-generating products and also alternatives being the two megatrends that will rise in the future.”
Georges Bock, KPMG Luxembourg: “If you want to know what the world is going to be, ask your kids. Their present today is virtual. So, in order to reach them, the distribution platform of the future has to be digital.”
Ulrika Hasselgren, Ethix SRI Advisors: “The market for sustainable and responsible investment has matured nicely, with a majority of investors today applying strategies in line with investment belief, time horizon and consideration of relevant environment, social and governance factors. I think that we will see more of this.”
Theresa Hamacher, NICSA: “Fund managers have to make a decision. Do they focus on the investors who have the most assets today? Or investors whose assets are growing most quickly? Or do they try to do both?”
Anouk Agnes, ALFI: "Participation in the ALFI Global Distribution Conference is becoming a megatrend in its self. We see that investment fund professionals see the conference as a must."
ALFI Global Distribution Conferencewill take place on Tuesday 23rd September and Wednesday 24th September 2014at theCentre de Conferences Kirchberg, Luxembourg.
To attend the conference, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, including the conference agenda, visit the event page on the ALFI website here.