Major AIMA event in Dublin to address policy and regulatory themes

By Adam Jacobs-Dean, Head of Markets Regulation, AIMA

Published: 16 January 2018



2018 will see AIMA’s flagship regulatory conference, our Global Policy and Regulatory Forum, take place in Dublin on 19 and 20 March. This year’s theme is “Managing a Fragmented World” and, like previous years, will feature speakers from a host of regulatory authorities. So far we have confirmed speakers from: the French AMF, the Central Bank of Ireland, the UK FCA, the German Bundesbank, the Irish Ministry of Finance, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Leading speakers include -

  • Andreas Dombret, Member of the Board, German Bundesbank (pictured below)
  • Lauren Anderson, Head of UK Withdrawal, Bank of England
  • Evert van Walsum, Head of Investors and Issuers Department, European Securities and Markets Authority

Unsurprisingly, cross-border issues will feature prominently on the programme, with a look at the practical implications of Brexit for delegation and cross-border investment. The supervisory focus on “accountability” will also be under the spotlight, particularly given the FCA’s ongoing work to tighten standards with the Senior Managers and Certification Regimes.

This year also features an examination of the role of technology in operational, supervisory and investment processes, trying to unpick the hype from the areas where fundamental change is a realistic prospect.

As with last year, we’ll be wrapping up with an investor-focused discussion to hear from the investor community about what makes one hedge fund manager stand out from the rest of the pack.

We’ve scheduled this year’s event to coincide with St Patrick’s Day celebrations, meaning that we’ll be hosting a golf day for attendees who are interested on the 19 March Bank Holiday.  The main conference takes place on 20 March.

Registrations for the event are open already. Please see for more information. 

Andreas Dombret, Member of the Board, German Bundesbank