1:00pm Opening remarks

Adam Jacobs-Dean

Managing Director, Global Head of Markets, Governance and Innovation


1:35pm Panel - AIFMD review: change on the horizon

This session will look at the forthcoming AIFMD review, examining in detail aspects of the existing regime that could be subject to future change, including delegation, the third-country passport and liquidity risk management. It will explore the perspectives of different stakeholders and provide an overview of what to expect in terms of timelines for future change. 

Jérôme Reboul

Managing Director of the Regulatory Policy and International Affairs Directorate, French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)

Esther Wandel

Head of Division for Investment Funds & Sustainable Finance, German Federal Ministry of Finance


2:20pm Briefing session - a spotlight on AML

Paul Jennings, Partner and Head of Financial Services Regulatory Advisory and Catherine Brittain, Director in RSM's regulatory advisory team will lead a session focused on the expectations of firms in preventing financial crime. The session will consider some of the key risks in the sector, the current focus of the regulator and the common mistakes which firms make which leads to regulatory scrutiny. 

Paul Jennings

Head of Financial Services Regulatory Advisory, RSM International



2:50pm Panel - Supervising ESG claims

This session will bridge the gap between rules relating to responsible investing and the associated supervisory approach of key authorities. It will explore how supervisors assess whether managers’ ESG approaches deliver on what has been promised to investors, while considering expectations around due diligence in respect of third-party data. It will explore specific challenges in the context of rules and regulation, highlighting supervisory priorities for regulators.

Sylvia Solomon

Director of ESG and Business Development, Equitile Investments Ltd.


3:35pm Interview with The Honourable André Ebanks, MP

The Honourable André Ebanks, MP

Minister of Financial Services and Commerce, Minister of Investment, Innovation, and Social Development, Cayman Islands Government


3:45pm Panel - Reforming markets: from transparency to short selling

This session will shine a light on key themes in market structure, looking at the role of transparency, the role of OTC and on-venue trading, and the approach taken by regulators to short-selling, focusing on issues relating to public disclosure of short positions. It will provide an opportunity to understand how the trading environment is likely to evolve and the risks and opportunities this might present for a range of different trading strategies.

Tom Duggan

Deputy Director, Securities and Markets, Financial Services Group, HM Treasury

Virginie Saade

Director of Government and Regulatory Policy for Europe, Citadel


4:35pm Briefing session | Marking the book: valuation challenges faced by alternative investment managers in a post-pandemic, post-Brexit environment

  • Addressing investor demands for more transparency about ESG and valuation 
  • The U.S. special interest acquisition company (SPAC) boom and its impact on valuations
  • The supply chain crisis and its impact on valuations 
  • Maintaning credibility in your dialogue with investors about valuation 

Ryan McNelley

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Valuation, EMEA, Kroll


4:55pm Interview with Commissioner Dawn DeBerry Stump, CFTC


The event will take place under Chatham House rule.