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Don’t miss the annual gathering of Private Equity, Hedge Fund and Real Estate professionals!
Why attend? Gain insight from prominent Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Fund asset managers on latest market trends, get the supervisors and regulators’ perspective on regulatory initiatives, learn how institutional investors deal with the challenges of a zero interest rate environment, discuss with fund industry professionals about the future of fund ‘brands’, debate about the advantages of direct/indirect investment in Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Funds, discover the recent developments of niche products... and seize the valuable networking opportunities at ALFI’s 2016 European Alternative Investment Funds Conference!
ALFI Conference mobile app:
All registrants will receive an e-mail from the provider, Convene.
This mobile app allows you to:
- View agenda and explore sessions
- Connect with your peers
- Access speaker profiles, exhibitors and sponsors information
- Rate the sessions
- Provide valuable feedback
To download the app, refer to the e-mail from Convene and follow the instructions!
- Keynote Speech by the Minister of Finance, Luxembourg
- The alternative investment fund industry: a reality check
- Interview of the European Regulator – ESMA
- New products and trends – One size does not fit all…
- Spotlight on Institutional Investors Strategy
- Fund distribution and structuring
- Fund “brands”: the future
- The supervisors perspective on AIFMD II and third country passporting
- From concept to live: a RAIF case study
- Tax considerations
- The asset managers’ view on regulatory trends
- The evolution of Operating Platforms
- Mergers & Acquisitions in the Private Equity space
- Blockchain and the potential impact on operating models
- Starting-up in the Fintech world
Dont' miss out the key speeches from:
Pierre Gramegna was born on April 22, 1958. He is married and has two children. After finishing high school in Luxembourg, he studied law and economics at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) where he graduated with a degree (Maîtrise) in civil law in 1981 and a degree (Licence) in economics in 1982. Pierre Gramegna also holds a Master of advanced studies in European community law. Since December 2013 Pierre Gramegna is Minister of Finance of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. He was the Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg from September 2003 to December 2013. From 2002 to 2003 he has been the Director of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. From 1996 until 2002, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Luxembourg to Japan.
Verena Ross is the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). She is the first Executive Director of the organisation and is currently serving her second five-year term. She forms part of the senior management team along with the Chair of ESMA. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. She began her career at the Bank of England in 1994, where she worked as an economist and then banking supervisor, following her studies in Hamburg, Taipei and London (SOAS). Verena joined the FSA in 1998 to run the Executive Chairman’s office during the regulator’s start-up phase, and was briefly a seconded advisor to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 2000. She subsequently held various positions in the Markets Division and was Director of the Strategy & Risk Division before becoming Director of the International Division. Prior to coming to ESMA, Verena held a number of senior posts in the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA), with her most recent position as Director of the International Division from October 2009 to May 2011. Verena was also a member of the FSA's Executive Committee and the Executive Policy and Risk Committees. She started her role at ESMA on 1 June 2011.
Before founding 4AlphaDrivers, Dr. Oliver Roll was Managing Director at max.xs AG, Europe's first full-service distribution services provider, heading institutional sales and consulting. Prior to that, he held leading positions in institutional business and investment consulting, such as Head of Germany, Threadneedle, Head of Bank Consulting, Feri, Dr. Dr. Heissmann (which is today part of Willis Towers Watson), R+V Insurance, etc. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics, and has held teaching positions at the University of Mainz and at the University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden.
Dr. Uwe Siegmund is Chief Investment Strategist of R+V Insurance Group with about 90 bn. EUR AUM and 15 bn. EUR in sales. R+V belongs to the German cooperative banking sector and DZ Bank. He graduated at Leipzig University, took his PhD in economics at Kiel University, was a researcher at the Kiel Institute of World Economics and held various positions at R+V, among them as portfolio manager. He is a member of the economics subcommittee of the German Insurance Association. The trade journal “absolut report” named him as “one of the most distinguished strategic thinker in German institutional asset management.
Allan Polack took over as Group CEO of PFA Pension in April 2015. PFA is Denmark’s leading life and pension company. Prior to joining PFA, Allan Polack held the position as CEO of Nordea Asset Management since 2007. From 2002-2007 Allan held the position as CEO of Nordea Life & Pensions. Allan Polack holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration and concluded his Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in 1995. Furthermore, Allan has been chairman of a taskforce under CEPS/European Capital Markets Institute regarding long-term investment in retirement savings, and he is board member of The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) (international independent non-profit research institute), and The Danish Insurance Association.
Olivier Rousseau was appointed as executive director of the FRR in November 2011 . He also chairs the asset manager selection committee. In 1986 he joined the French Treasury in Paris where he held various positions (deputy head of division, head of division). He worked 11 years for BNP Paribas in international banking and finance in Paris, Tokyo, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. He also served on the resident Board of directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and as regional economic counsellor at the French embassy in Stockholm. Olivier Rousseau graduated from the French National School of Administration (ENA) in 1986. He also holds a degree in political sciences and master degrees in law and economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence.
Agathi Pafili, Senior Policy Advisor in the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), is a member of the Regulatory Affairs team and the Public Policy Affairs team at EFAMA. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of EURIBOR. She is based in Brussels and is in charge of EU and international regulatory developments on alternative and long-term investment funds, as well as on benchmarks and financial indices. Prior to joining EFAMA in September 2012, Ms. Pafili was member of cabinet of the Vice President of the European Parliament, focusing on financial markets and monetary policy files of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. From 2004 to 2009 Ms. Pafili worked in the European Parliament as head of cabinet of the Chair of the Culture and Educations Affairs Committee and was a policy advisor on a range of economic policy files for Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Ms. Pafili started her career in 2002 as a trainee lawyer in Commercial Bank of Greece. She is currently member of the Athens Bar Association. She graduated from Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a Master’s Degree in international and European law.
Jean‑Marc Goy is the Counsel for International Affairs of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector, where he is in charge of ensuring the communication and relations with foreign Supervisory Authorities, in particular in the field of investment management.He is representing the CSSF within a number of international forums, such as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Investment Management Standing Committee and its Sub‑Groups, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Enlarged Contact Group.He lectures at the University of Luxembourg and he is the Vice‑President of the Board of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio‑Economic Research (LISER).Before joining the supervisory authority in 1998, Jean‑Marc worked a couple of years as an attorney‑at‑law for a Luxembourg law firm. He has studied law at the University of Montpellier (France), where he earned a Master of Laws degree and a postgraduate degree.
Fabio Galli graduated in Finance & Economics from Bocconi University, Milan in 1991. He worked for JP Morgan and Gemina Capital Markets in Milan and for UBS in London and Lugano.In 1998 Fabio joined Assogestioni as head of research. He was appointed Director General in 2002. He has served in several self-regulatory and consultative bodies both domestically and internationally. Since 1999 Fabio has been a member of the board of directors of EFAMA and is currently chairing the AIFMD working group. Since 2009 he is a member of the board of directors of Pensions Europe and is currently chairing its Shareholders Rights Directive working group. Assogestioni is the Italian Investment Management Association. Members of Assogestioni manage approximately 1.800 billion euro in the form of investment funds, segregated portfolios, pension funds and real estate funds. Assogestioni has a staff of 33 in Milan and Rome.
Marcus Mecklenburg is head of legal at BVI, the German Fund and Asset Management Association. In this capacity he deals with all kinds of relevant legislation on EU and national level, such as the AIFM and UCITS Directives, MiFID II and PRIIPs as well as all issues relating to the German Capital Investment Code. Along with the Brussels office of BVI Marcus Mecklenburg is coordinating the dialogue with EU institutions and other European fund associations including EFAMA and ALFI. He is attorney at law (Frankfurt bar) and appears as speaker at conferences on a regular basis.
- Rates start at €690 for ALFI members
- Register by 14 October 2016 to benefit from the early bird rates (see below)
- Register by 11 November 2016 to have your name included on the printed delegates list given to all attendees
AIMA, CAIA, INREV, LPEA members
EAIF Day 1
EAIF Day 2
(Day 1 & 2)
* Fees are subject to 3% VAT.
** Early Bird Rate for registration payments made by 14 October!
***In order to benefit from the member rate, the registrant has to work directly for the member company/member fund
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- Group discounts apply for 11 or more registrants booked and paid by the same company (same invoice address). You will receive one group invoice.
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- Discounts will be given through one credit note/reimbursement sent to the company’s contact person after the conference (no splitting of discounts)
- No discounts will be applied for cancelled registrants or non-paid no-show registrants
- Each registration remains subject to the general booking conditions of the event.
50 FREE TICKETS for asset managers & institutional investors who are not based in Luxembourg. Join us! Click here to apply.
Why become a sponsor or exhibitor?
The conference exhibition area, a popular feature of the conference, provides a highly visible platform for firms to showcase themselves.
- Provide your company with name recognition
- Maximum visibility as all breaks and standing buffet lunches take place in all exhibition areas
- Save money by meeting key decision-makers from your target market in one informal atmosphere where they are most receptive to new ideas, products and solutions.
- Be associated with a prestigious and well-known event that combines education with news of innovative strategies and solutions
Opportunities & fees
|Available options||MEMBER Fee (excl. VAT)||NON-MEMBER Fee (excl. VAT|
|Package: Sponsorship and Exhibition||EUR 6 520||EUR 7 850|
|Exhibition Stand with 2 tickets||EUR 5 250||EUR 6 300|
|Double Exhibition Stand with 2 tickets||EUR 7 750||EUR 9 300|
|Lunch Sposorship incl. Spons. and Exh.|
on day1 or day2
|EUR 10 250||EUR 12 300|
|Wine Tasting Day 1||EUR 8 500||EUR 10 200|
|General Sponsor||EUR 4 000||EUR 4 800|
|Onsite Sponsor||EUR 7 500||EUR 9 000|
|Speaker & Press Lounge||EUR 8 800||EUR 10 560|
|Breaks (both days)||EUR 4 500||EUR 5 400|
|Badge sponsorship both days||EUR 4 000||EUR 4 800|
|(Simple) Conference bag for each delegate||EUR 3 000||EUR 3 600|
|Wifi Card||EUR 2 250||EUR 2 700|
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Last year’s event
Check out the EAIF Conference conference report held in January 2016!
4, Place de l'Europe; Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Parking: Please use the “Place de l’Europe” or "Trois Glands" car parks and follow the exit signs “Centre de Conférences”. Taxis and private cars are only allowed to stop for drop off. There are no parking spaces in front of the venue.
Venue access plan click here
WIFI/Internet connection: A free WIFI internet connection is offered in the exhibition hall of the conference center during the event.
Travel to Luxembourg by car: There are various car rental companies at the airport. An international driving licence is not necessary. Your home licence will suffice. Driving is on the right and wearing a seatbelt is required. Fuel prices are among the lowest in Western Europe.
By plane: Luxembourg-Findel International Airport is located 8,6km outside Luxembourg-City and 8km from the conference centre. The airport is served by Luxair, KLM, Swiss, Lufthansa, British Airways and others.http://www.lux-airport.lu/
By train: Luxembourg train station is well connected with various European cities: Paris (2 hours), Brussels (3 hours), Cologne (3 hours.). www.cfl.lu
By bus: There is a frequent and efficient bus service which circulates throughout Luxembourg City.
For details of all national public transport options visit www.mobiliteit.lu
An allocation of rooms at a preferential rate will be reserved in our partner hotels, that are located within walking distance of the conference venue ( ECCL, European Convention Center Luxembourg)
Access code: AEAIFC16 and a valid VISA or MASTERCARD as guarantee
Hotel bookings are managed by Luxembourg Convention Bureau:
Tel.: +352 / 22 75 65
Fax: +352 / 46 70 73
For any general queries regarding the event, please contact:
Welcome to the press space where you can register and download press documents related to the event.
Please note that we have a very limited number of press passes and, in any case, can only offer a maximum of ONE free press pass per newspaper or magazine (upon approval). Once we have reached the limit, we are unable to offer further press passes.
The press passes are exclusively reserved to journalists covering the conference. We are not able to offer press passes to advertising managers or administrative staff of any publication.
Filming and photography at the conference, either in the auditorium or in the Convention Center, require preliminary authorisation from the ALFI press office.
Interested in becoming a media partner of the conference?
Refer to the Media partnership opportunities section below to learn more or contact the ALFI press office.
Interview or information requests
Should you wish to set up an interview with any of ALFI representatives or event’s speakers, please contact the press office (firstname.lastname@example.org) mentioning details of your request (your name, media organisation, date, time, and subject of your interview, etc.).
Copyrighted photos of ALFI's events (©ALFI) or official photos of ALFI's representatives are also available upon request.
Interested in becoming a media partner? Click here.
ALFI offers media partnerships to regional and international magazines and newspapers.
Distribution of 50 copies of your publication at the conference press desk and display of your logo on the conference’s website will be allowed on condition that the magazines/newspapers concerned run an appropriate announcement of the conference free of charge prior to the event.
The copies to be distributed are provided by the publisher free of charge for ALFI and sent directly to the conference venue.
To register or request any additional information/interview, please contact ALFI press office:
ALFI Communications Team
Jean-Jacques Picard, Anna Příhodová, Karen Tsang
Tel: +352 22 30 26 – 1
Fax: +352 22 30 93