• 29 September 2020 - 01 October 2020
  • Online
  • €110
  • Keynotes & Debate
  • 16 sessions
  • 1 network


In 2020, FIF will evolve into a hybrid online event, whereby the focus is on interactivity, engagement and networking.

Prepare yourself for three days of inspiring keynotes, webinars about the latest product developments and financial market trends, strategic issues and innovations.

And check out how eminent fund experts think about evolutions in the market during the closing debate.

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29 September

14.30 - 17.15


30 September

14.30 - 17.15


01 October

14:10 - 15:00

Main debate

15.15 - 17.15



Subscribe for the Webinars that suit your field of interest. Discover in the schedule below the  trending topics that will be treated during the three different days. You can register for 1 session per time slot. We accept subscriptions according to the first in first served principle. Once the attendee limit of a session has been reached, we’ll put you on the waiting list. You’ll then get a notification once there is a free spot for your preferred session.

29 September
00:00 - 00:00
Session 1

Life-Investment Solution in a “lower for longer” world. – Assuralia

Sébastien LeclercqHead of Product Management Savers, Investors, Private & Wealth / Domain Director Life Investments

In these times of extreme low interest period, clients with a low risk appetite are desperately looking for alternatives to generate income. Are There Really No Alternatives ? Yes, and the world of Life Insurances offers some of them.

Session 2

How are pension funds managing in this volatile environment with continuous low yields? – Pensioplus

Ann Verlinden – Tom MergaertsSecretary-General PensioPlus - CEO, Amonis OFP

How do pension funds cope with the enormous challenges they currently face (persisting low interest rates, detrimental effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, …)?

Session 3

The private banking market in Belgium and its challenges – PBA-B

Peter Van der SmissenSecretary General PBA-B , Private Bankers Association - Belgium

An introduction on the role and activities of the PBA-B, a overview of the market in Belgium and insight in the actual challenges of the players in Belgium.

Session 5

How to draft the beneficiary clause in life insurance taking into account the reform of the succession and matrimonial law? – Febelfin Academy

Stéphane WauteletPartenaire fondateur chez My Excellency Experience

Through this training, participants will be able to better advise their clients on the impact of the new succession and matrimonial law in life insurance.

Session 6

Is the Green Bond market signaling the end of the ‘traditional’ bond? – NN IP

Bram BosLead Portfolio Manager Green Bonds at NN Investment Partners

How far can we replace a traditional fixed income portfolio with green bonds and how will this evolve in the years ahead?

Session 7

Convertible bonds at LAZARD: Reduce market pitfalls, take part in equity upsides

Arnaud BrilloisManaging Director and Lead Fund Manager on the Convertibles team

Find out more about our unique and proven expertise in convertible bonds historically led by Arnaud Brillois, Head of Convertibles Bonds at Lazard.

Session 8

“A successful energy transition is a prerequisite for solving the climate crisis” – BNP Paribas Asset Management

Edward LeesCo-Lead Portfolio Manager BNP Paribas Asset Management

Energy Transition: Contribute to the low-carbon energy transition by investing in companies dedicated to finding solutions that address climate change.

30 September
00:00 - 00:00
Session 1

Do funded systems based on capitalization still have a future in the current environment? – Pensioplus

Jan De Smet – Marc Van den BoschCEO Pensioenfonds Metaal OFP - Deputy Secretary-General PensioPlus

How can pension funds contribute to a universal coverage of the 2nd pillar in Belgium, thus ensuring an adequate income after retirement?

Session 2

Onshore Chinese bonds and equities: too big to ignore – JP Morgan

Luke RichdaleHead of the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equities Specialist team

While China’s equity and bond markets are the world’s second largest, international investors are only just discovering the onshore markets as they open.

Session 3

Unit-linked investments with specific insurance benefits – Assuralia

Christophe Van LooDepartment Head Life Protection & Investment Insurance at KBC

In addition to many investment opportunities, insurance investments offers additional advantages. This presentation zooms in on the possible insurance features.

Session 4

Performance measurement and statistical learning – Febelfin Academy

Alexandre DeveenManaging Director - ACTEIA

During this session, you will learn more about fund management and different models of performances and statistics.

Session 5

Impact Investing – Seeking positive impact and sustainable wealth – M&G

Kelly HebertGlobal head of ESG, distribution and Head of Belux

An attractive portfolio that invests in impactful, listed companies worldwide and aims to beat global equity benchmarks over the long term.

01 October
00:00 - 00:00
Session 1

Should pension funds and insurance companies play a role in key infrastructure in Europe? What is their role in countering the effects of climate change? – Pensioplus

Inès Horwart – Marc Van den BoschChief investment officer & chief financial officer Belgian gas and electricity pension schemes - Deputy Secretary-General PensioPlus

How can pension funds participate in sustainable infrastructure projects, thus addressing the current challenges and helping with the economic recovery?

Session 3

Fixed income management – Febelfin Academy

Alexandre DeveenManaging Director - ACTEIA

During this session, you will learn more about the fixed income management and how to identify, measure and hedge some of its characteristics.

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