CEPS Task Force

Rethinking Asset Management

The Task Force Rethinking Asset Management was set up by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) in late 2010 to research four topics, in view of their relevance for the European economy, the single market and investors:
  • The future of the asset management industry after the financial crisis and the adoption of the alternative investment fund managers’ directive (AIFMD)
  • Product innovation in UCITS and the way forward to complete the single market and strengthen product integrity
  • The distribution of investment funds and other products to strengthen the choice and protection of (retail) investors
  • The contribution of the asset management industry to the economy and how to unleash its untapped potential.

For this purpose, CEPS and ECMI brought together a wide range of stakeholders, including asset managers, custodian banks, academics, experts and policy-makers, under the chairmanship of Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, Chairman of INCIPIT and former President of EFAMA, and with the support of the CFA Institute, the global not-for-profit association of investment professionals. A total of four meetings took place at CEPS in Brussels during 2011.

The final report ‘Rethinking Asset Management: From Financial Stability to Investor Protection and Economic Growth’ is available for free download by clicking  here.

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu, CEO of  INVESCO Europe

Mirzha de Manuel, CEPS-ECMI Researcher
Karel Lannoo, CEPS-ECMI Chief Executive Officer and Senior Research Fellow To learn more about the task force, please follow the link: www.eurocapitalmarkets.org/RAM

1st: 6 December 2010 (Agenda)
2nd: 2 March 2011 (Agenda)
3rd: 10 June 2011 (Agenda)
4th: 28 September 2011 (Agenda)

Karel Lannoo

Chief Executive Officer

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