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Investment Fund Directors Webinar Series

KPMG’s Asset Management practice hosted a series of three webinars focusing on the key topics that Directors are likely to see on their fund boards' agendas over the next few months and as we approach the 2020 year-end.

The webinars cover:

  • Taxation & Regulation
  • Valuation & ESG
  • Accounting & Auditing

Webinar 1: Regulation and Taxation

Wednesday 11 November, 2pm

This webinar examines the following topics:

  1. Fund Management Company Governance – What next after the CP86 Dear CEO Letter?
  2. An overview of the key regulatory issues facing the sector including AIFMD reform;
  3. Taxation developments and their impact on investment funds and fund management companies.


  • Moderator: Frank Gannon, Head of Asset Management
  • Brian Brennan, Asset Management Tax Partner
  • Niamh Mulholland, Head of Asset Management Regulation

Webinar 2: ESG and Valuation

Wednesday 18 November, 2pm

This webinar focused on ESG and Valuation developments in 2020, namely:

  1. The ESG update included key regulatory developments and examined the trends within sustainable finance impacting the asset management industry. 
  2. The Valuation update covered COVID-19 considerations on asset valuations, the SEC’s new valuation practice framework and observations on the current transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates. 


  • Moderator: Jorge Revilla, Partner, Head of Valuations
  • Conor Holland, Director, ESG Asset Management
  • Francisco Jimenez, Director, Financial Instruments

Webinar 3: Audit and Accounting

Tuesday 24 November, 2pm

This webinar examined the following topics:

  1. An overview of the financial reporting developments that will impact your December 2020 year-end accounts and; 
  2. How the revised auditing standards should impact your board discussions relating to going concern and accounting estimates.


  • Moderator: James Casey, Asset Management Audit Partner
  • Cristian Reyes, Asset Management Audit Principal
  • Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Asset Management Audit Director
  • Gary Fitzpatrick, Asset Management Audit Director

Get in touch

For further information on this webinar series, please contact Frank Gannon.

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