The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into effect in the EU in 2018. This stringent and complex data privacy and security law includes hundreds of new requirements for organizations not only in Europe, but around the world as long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. As an asset manager, investment manager or fund company, you will typically hold and use personal data of EU citizens – e.g. of investors within the EU. What do you need to know about GDPR?
This webinar will help you understand how GDPR applies specifically to fund industry in Europe.
About ACOLIN Fund Services AG (ACOLIN)
Established in 2006 in Zurich, ACOLIN is a success story in European financial services, catering to the specific needs of asset managers active in cross-border fund distribution. ACOLIN helps its clients to access new markets, meet regulatory obligations and grow assets under management across multiple jurisdictions. The business represents investment funds across various markets, ensuring that all regulatory obligations are rigorously fulfilled, and that fund data and documents are available to investors, intermediaries and to the relevant authorities. The business currently provides services to over 600 asset managers across 30 countries. In addition, ACOLIN’s proprietary distribution network facilitates clients’ quick access to a wide array of fund distribution channels across Europe, overseeing data and commission management together with ongoing monitoring and due diligence of distribution partners.
ACOLIN employs around 85 staff and, in addition to its headquarters in Zurich, has subsidiaries and offices in Belgrade, Constance, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid and Milan.
- What is the GDPR and why does it apply to you as an asset manager (from the EU or a third country)?
- Why is it important to comply with the GDPR?
- What is protected by the GDPR?
- What measures do you have to take to be compliant with the GDPR?
- The rights of the Data Subjects
- Technical and organizational measures
- Impact of Brexit negotiations on GDPR
- Outlook on future developments
- Questions and answers
Ernesto Kollmorgen, Legal Counsel, Legal EU, ACOLIN Europe AG
Henning Bohn, Deputy Head, Legal EU, ACOLIN Europe AG
Vincent Ingham, Director, Regulatory Policy at EFAMA