Fund Directors Forum Series
GDPR & AML: new regulatory challenges for fund directors
Birgit is Risk Assurance Partner at PwC Luxembourg focused on Asset Management including the alternative investment funds industry with more than 20 years of international work experience.
Birgit leads PwC’s AML Services for Wealth and Asset Management, & Distribution/Counter Party Due Diligence Service across industries. She also leads the Performance Assurance Practice (Controls Reports). She is well connected within the Luxembourg market and the PwC Global AML network.
After developing operational competencies in the investment fund industry within a key player in Luxembourg, Frédéric manages projects and advises since more than 17 years Asset Managers and Securities Services providers, focusing amongst others on operational excellence in custody and fund administration businesses.
Besides, Frédéric is also in charge of the General Data Protection Regulation practice at PwC Luxembourg, driving the PwC expert team as well as the market approach. Frédéric is involved in the delivery of various GDPR assessment engagements.
Mike is an assurance partner specializing in the asset management industry. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for 8 years before transferring to the New York office in 2004. In 2007 Mike transferred to our office in Luxembourg.
His experience has focused on leading audit engagements across a number of worldwide companies, including a wide spectrum of investment funds - equities, fixed income, emerging markets, hedge funds, private equity funds, as well as corporate audits including banks, broker/dealers and investment advisors.
Since relocating in Luxembourg, Mike has spent a significant amount of time in the fund industry primarily covering US and UK promoters which included responsibilities for actively promoting Luxembourg in the US as well as the UK. He is leading our Blockchain/Crypto team in Lux which involves working with local and international players active in this space. He is also chairing the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) Fund Committee and is a member of the ALFI Fund Governance Forum.