ALFI roadshows are free seminars in major financial centres around the world that target professionals across the entire asset management and investment fund value chain. They combine two key goals: updating local investment fund communities on the latest developments in the European and Luxembourg fund markets, and providing a forum to network and explore opportunities for increased cooperation, helping to attract new business and to provide Luxembourg funds with better access to markets abroad.
From extending the global reach of UCITS as a multi-purpose solution to broadening access to alternative investments: being a first mover has often paid off for Luxembourg. The fund centre's success comes on the back of innovation, agility and a policy of short distances – both literally and metaphorically speaking. Neighbours and long-standing close partners, the Dutch asset managment industry shows many similar characteristics. What experiences can the various investment fund stakeholders share on the digital transformation? Why is the development of innovative cross-border savings and pension products crucial for the future of the industry and what role does financial education play? How can sustainable products flourish, meet investor demand and contribute to better lives for all?