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| NOV || Exchange Traded Funds conference |
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The latest edition of our annual ETF Survey, entitled “2015 and Beyond”, moderated by Bernard Lhoest, includes market makers and investors for the first time, making it our broadest and most inclusive overview of the industry yet. The results show that the market is expected to continue to grow, with Europe primed to do well. The future of the market will see increased competition and innovation, with liquidity initiatives and regulation top priorities. We will start with a keynote speech by Deborah Fuhr, from ETFGI, on ETFs: Exploring Global Market and User Trends. We will then present the results of our ETF survey which will explore how the industry is evolving around Europe and also include perspectives from Asian and American ETF participants.This will be followed by another keynote speech by Michèle Eisenhuth, from Arendt & Medernach, on ETF Industry regulatory and knowledge update followed by a Q&A session.
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| NOV || AIF Club - Cross-border alternative fund distribution - Begin a journey |
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The EU-passport for AIFs is now a reality. The AIFM Directive creates exciting new opportunities for AIF cross-border distribution. The AIF EU-passport will be phased-in gradually and is set to replace the domestic (unharmonized) private placement regimes. As a leading domicile for cross-border funds, Luxembourg is best placed to leverage on the meaningful expertise acquired in UCITS distribution models. In this session, moderated by Rafael Aguilera, Executive Director ar EY, we will discuss the status of EU notifications, how they are evolving and their practical implications. We will also cover transparency requirements around distribution channels, the mechanics of how cross-border distribution works technically, and which new processes need to be established to maximize opportunities to tap into new sources of capital.
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| NOV || AIF Club - Valuation techniques for Private Equity - Breakfast Session 3: the income approach |
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Even if less widely used in the context of the IPEV Guidelines for traditional
company valuation, discounted cash flow approaches have a valid field of application. In this session, we will explain how they work, how to model underlying free cash flows, and discuss how to derive an appropriate discount factor. Practical examples of cases in which such a valuation methodology is appropriate will round out the conference.
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| NOV || EY Global Information Security Services "Get ahead of cyber-crime" |
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This survey was conducted during the summer 2014, with 1825 respondents from organizations around the globe, in almost every sector.
The theme of this year's GISS is "Get ahead of cyber crime" – a predictive approach not currently employed by many organizations, that looks across an organizations’ entire ‘ecosystem’ of customers, suppliers and third parties. The survey delves deeply into understanding how leading companies deal with cybercrime and what it means to be proactive.