Fund Directors Forum Series
"Oversight of Distributors and the Distribution Process –
From a Director’s Perspective”
Tracey McDermott is a Governance Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the Funds’ industry and acts as independent Director for a number of regulated and unregulated funds and management companies.
Her areas of expertise include: Independent Director on UCITS (Mixed Strategies – e.g. Long only, Long/Short, Absolute Return, Currency etc.) and Alternative Investment Funds (Mixed Strategies and Infrastructure AIFs); fund operations, compliance and risk management; operational background giving in-depth, hands-on operational experience/knowledge and in-depth regulatory knowledge.
Tracey is an active participant within ALFI (Luxembourg’s fund industry association), ILA (the Luxembourg Directors’ Association), and has moderated and spoken on panels at industry forums.
Partner, Regulatory, PwC Luxembourg
Xavier is partner in the regulatory practice in PwC Luxembourg since 1995, with deep expertise in financial sector and funds’ regulations.
Xavier participated to many set ups and restructurings of investments funds, management companies and professional of the financial sector in Luxembourg and abroad, including the definition of their organization, processes and procedures.
He is also a regulatory compliance expert for depositary banks and fund administrations.
Finally, Xavier is in charge of a regulatory watch service for banks and asset managers.
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.
Founder of Idoine Governance, Gregory acts as Non-executive Director and Independent Legal Advisor for Lux AIFMs/UCITS ManCo as well as MiFID Investment Firms.
Solution-oriented professional with extensive experience in European fund engineering aspects (Lux, Irish and French funds) as well as MiFID related topics, Gregory has gained close to 15 years of practical professional experience during which he assisted fund promoter/sponsor in ensuring on-going compliance with the evolution of the applicable UCITS and AIF regulatory frameworks.
During the last 5 years, acting as General Counsel and Conducting Officer (Compliance, Distribution and AML) at FundRock as well as i-lNED and Chairman for several Luxembourg funds (UCITS and AIFs).
Appointed as co-Managing Director at FundRock from 2019 until end of 2020.
Grégory holds a Master’s degree in Private Law from the University of Montpellier (France) and a postgraduate degree in Criminal Law from the University of Liege (Belgium). He is also a member of the ALFI MiFiD, CMU and GDPR committees.
Date and Time
To 08/03/2019 10:30