FBC Digital Meeting Series
Thursday 2nd July 2020. The 60 minute meeting will start at 1 pm BST/2 pm CET.
FBC Digital Meeting: European Fund Governance – Cost, charges and convergence (open to all)
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.
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.