At its Annual General Meeting held on 19th of June 2013, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) elected a new Board of Directors for a period of two years. The new Board of Directors renewed the mandate of Marc Saluzzi as Chairman for two more years.
At the AGM, ALFI also presented its Annual Report for the year 2012 and a revised version of the Code of Conduct.
The Annual Report revealed that the year was marked by the strong net inflows of EUR 123.09 bn into Luxembourg funds. Luxembourg therewith experienced the strongest net inflows in Europe. Altogether, Luxembourg funds finished the year up 13.70% or EUR 287.31 bn, reaching again a historic high of EUR 2,383.83 bn. This positive trend continued in the first month of the year 2013 with an additional 7.61% increase of assets under management until the end of April 2013, reaching EUR 2,565.56 bn.
Mr Saluzzi commented on the positive results with a word of caution: “The Luxembourg fund centre remains a leader in Europe and worldwide. However, we will in no way rest on our laurels. ALFI remains committed to its ambition plan and the five priorities it has identified. These five priorities are still, if not even more, relevant for the next two years”:
- Defend the concept of regulated funds, especially UCITS, against the side effects of the regulatory agenda
- Help alternative fund managers and institutional investors to leverage the concept of a regulated AIF introduced by AIFMD
- Innovate again, with a special focus on responsible investing
- Facilitate cross-border distribution in existing and new distribution markets
- Remain the global fund management industry partner of choice
He continued: “The regulatory agenda is intense; the competition inside and outside Europe is sturdy. But I am confident that with the continuous support of our membership, we will manage to safeguard Luxembourg’s position as a partner of choice for asset managers around the globe.”