FBC’s Next Digital Meeting (open to all)
European Fund Governance – Cost, charges and convergence
Join us this Thursday at 1pm BST as we host the next in our series of Digital Meetings, this time looking at converging fund governance themes across Europe.
Whether looking over the Liffe, musing over the Moselle, or trapped by the Thames, investment fund boards and their independent directors in the major money centres across Europe are at the sharp end of an increased focus on investment governance by regulators, and with it, a drive towards greater transparency and independence of investment governance and value for investors. This was underlined recently by the announcement of a cost and charges consultation from European Securities and Markets Authority (EMSA) – which some in the industry suggest could be a first step towards the requirement for more formal value assessment, a topic that has been occupying directors and executives in the UK for some time. Read FBC’s latest blog on the ESMA Consultation here. In this fifth FBC Digital Meeting since April, we pack our (virtual) bags for the near Continent and gather together industry and fund governance experts from the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg to explore, discuss and debate some of these themes, and assess what they are going to mean for asset managers and their board who operate across multiple fund jurisdictions.
Our panelists include:
- London-based Philip Warland, chair of FBC’s Advisory Council and till recently a regular Bruxellois;
- The Dublin-headquartered Margaret Cullen, an investment governance specialist and Irish iNED,
- Sheenagh Gordon-Hart, the usually Luxembourg-based seasoned asset management professional turned fund board iNED with a portfolio of board roles, and
- Martyn Gilbey, Franklin Templeton’s UK county manager, fund board chair and senior industry professional, attending on this occasion from West Sussex.
The 60-min virtual session will be hosted and moderated by FBC’s Catherine Battershill and Shiv Taneja at on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 1 pm BST/2 pm CET.