How will the EU Taxonomy and SFDR affect asset managers?

04 March 2021

IQ-EQ is pleased to share a recording of the fourth webinar in our CFO e-Lab series, which took place on 23 February. During this masterclass session, our hand-picked experts sought to explain the impact that the EU Taxonomy and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will have on asset managers.

Leading the masterclass, we have:

  • Catherine Martougin, Partner in the Funds & Asset Management team of Baker McKenzie Luxembourg, who has more than 20 years' experience in business law
  • Michael Maldener, Managing Director and Conducting Officer for Nordea Investment Funds SA, the Luxembourg ManCo of Nordea Asset Management (NAM).

Catherine represents managers of real estate, private equity, debt and infrastructure funds and other financial institution. She works on a range of corporate and commercial transactions, including organisational structuring and related regulatory matters (notably AIFs and AIFMs), as well as initial fund formation, complex restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, asset dispositions, secondary trades, capital raisings, real estate investments, venture capital investments and joint venture arrangements. She is a member of the Executive Board of the European Association of INVREV and of the Supervisory Board of LuxReal, and is a recognised thought leader on a number of topics including ESG and impact investing.

Michael joined Nordea in 2008 after different senior roles in the Luxembourg financial industry. Throughout his professional career, he has gained strong expertise in governance, sustainability, product and related distribution aspects of the asset management ecosystem and is actively involved in the industry through various committees and working groups. He holds a law degree as well as an Executive MBA in Private Wealth Management focused on responsible investing.

In this CFO e-Lab, you will hear first from Catherine, who discusses the legal and technical aspects of the new Taxonomy and SFDR regulations. Michael then provides valuable insights from a business perspective, including a view of how the business landscape will change. A dynamic Q&A session with questions from our audience rounds off the session.

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