Horizon Conference 2012

Looking into the future of the financial services industry

Deloitte Luxembourg organized the second edition of its annual Horizon conference in the Luxembourg Philharmonie on 21 June 2012. Through a variety of speeches and panel discussions, the conference offered a broad view on the financial services industry and the way ahead.

This edition zoomed in on Private Equity investments and highlighted Luxembourg’s role as a hub for family offices. Respecting Luxembourg’s position as an important fund center, prominent speakers also looked at fund distribution and novelties in the regulatory landscape. As an additional bonus, Uli Grabenwarter, a researcher on responsible investments, introduced the audience to impact investing, while Luxembourg Minister of Finance Luc Frieden delivered the opening address.

Key facts

280 participants

130 companies represented

22 speakers

  • Investors are not concepts, investors are real people - consumers seeking the best value for money, and it is more about emotional values rather than rational specifications.

    Claude Kremer – President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) 2011 - 2013

Relive the conference


Tobias Blattner

Director of Economic Research, Daiwa

Ruth Bültmann

Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

Pierre Castagne

Senior Site Representative Head of Solutions - EMEA, Thomson Reuters

Geoffrey Cook

Partner, Brown Brothers Harriman

Jacques Elvinger

Partner, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen (Moderator)

Yves Francis

Managing Partner, Deloitte Luxembourg

Luc Frieden

Luxembourg’s Minister of Finance

Christophe Girondel

Global Head of Fund Distribution, Nordea

Sheenagh Gordon-Hart

Executive Director, Worldwide Securities Services, J.P. Morgan Europe Limited

Jean-Marc Goy

Counsel for International Affairs, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)

Uli Grabenwarter

Head of Development: Impact Investing and Social Finance, European Investment Fund, Luxembourg and Visiting Professor at IESE University of Navarra, Barcelona

Dr. Ulrich Guntram

CEO, Axa Art

Martin Jufer

COO, Swiss & Global Asset Management Ltd.

Claude Kremer

President, European Fund and Asset Management Association

Rob Lay

Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Europe and Middle East, UBS Global Asset Management

Aymeric Poizot

Head of EMEA Fund and Asset Manager Rating Group, Fitch Ratings

Thierry Porté

Operating Partner, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC

Geoff Radcliffe

Managing Director, BlackRock Luxembourg S.A.

Pascal Rapallino


David Ricketts

Senior Reporter, Ignites Europe, Financial Times

Peter Thal Larsen

Former FT Banking Editor, Breakingviews

Axel Threlfall

Anchor, Reuters (Moderator)