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François Golbery, Chairman, ESAFON, Montreux

François Golbery is Chairman of ESAFON, a non-profit private initiative to promote the cooperation between Switzerland and Europe and facilitate the exchanges between professionals in the area of asset management & family wealth management, to allow its members to discuss together and to implement the new regulations and the best management practices, with an objective geared towards harmonisation and transparency. ESAFON has been created in 1997 to help families and their advisers sail through the expertise required to manage family wealth efficiently.

He has been servicing the fund industry over the last 25 years as an entrepreneur addressing the implementation of the Lamfallussy procedure to the single market through focused and thoughtful high industry level conferences, focusing on emerging trends that will have a strong impact to help formulating tomorrow’s strategies for implementation in day-to-day business practices.

He is currently helping since 2010 the Maltese regulator and its Chairman Prof. Bannister to profile internationally Malta expertise as a jurisdiction of choice in fund management.

He is helping financial centers and boutique exchanges identify their strengths and position themselves to compete within the global arena. He has been in charge of organizing for Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Luxembourg their annual institutional pan-European fund conferences in Prague and Capri.

He is invited by the future 2014 European Commission to provide insight on ELTIF’s and necessary updates on UCITS as the financial markets division prepares its work programme.

He hold an MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford (Connecticut), under the patronage of Michel Barnier, currently Commissioner of the Internal Market Division at the European Commission in Brussels.

Anne Walhain Golbery, Managing Director, ESAFON, Montreux

Anne Walhain Golbery is Managing Director and Company Secretary of ESAFON, a non-profit independent association. Anne is Head of the Global Operations including Communication, Partnership, Customer Service, Marketing, Logistics, IT and Finance.

Prior to ESAFON, Anne has been with François Golbery, the co-founder and co-owner of MGI Management Global Information SA, managing the global operations of MGI for 15 years.

Previously, as IT Program Manager, Anne has been designing and implementing Technical Information Systems for the Space Electronic Equipments at EADS, France, for 12 years.

She holds a Doctorate in Atomic Physics-1979, University of Caen, France. Two from among her five children are running their own Family Business in the 3rd generation.





April 18th & 19th, 2018

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