Key Topics

The ABBL focuses on the topics which matter most to financial professionals, and which will have the greatest impact on their business in the years to come.
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  • Digital & Innovation

    Digital transformation of banking is one of the main strategic topics at the ABBL. The focus is on three main areas: Digitalisation, FinTech & Innovation, and Payments.

  • European Affairs

    The ABBL has an office in Brussels to carry out its advocacy activities and defend the interests of its members directly with the European Parliament and the European Commission.

  • Professional Conduct

    The ABBL is committed to a responsible banking and financial sector, acting in accordance with the law and the highest international standards.

  • Social Affairs

    As an employers' association, we assist our members in all social and labour matters, supporting our members in the interpretation and implementation of labour law.

  • Fiscal Affairs

    Tax matters are at the heart of the ABBL's work, ranging from the taxation of financial services and the treatment of digital services, to further pressure for tax transparency driven by the DAC legislation.

  • Regulatory Affairs

    ABBL advisers closely monitor changes in regulations and directives, articulating a balanced position, based on the views of all our members, towards legislators and regulators as they are created.

  • Sustainability

    A successful implementation of the EU agenda is essential. The ABBL has identified, together with its members, the key priorities to bring the sustainable finance agenda forward in the Luxembourg banking sector.

  • 20.05.2022

    CSSF Circular on Outsourcing Arrangements: What does it bring to the financial industry in Luxembourg?
  • 28.04.2022

    Sustainable finance: new tools for disclosure
  • 14.04.2022

    The ABBL and its team mobilise for Ukraine 
  • 14.04.2022

    Ukrainian refugees: what proof of identity for client onboarding purposes?
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Events

Upcoming events EN

  • CONFERENCE

    Roundtable: A sustainable finance strategy aligned with regulatory requirements

    (in French)

    Organised by

    Aurexia is organising a round table on ESG regulation and its operational implementation.  The speakers are from the banking, asset management and insurance sectors, but also ESG data specialists and a fintech offering innovative solutions for ESG operational issues. Join us to share with your peers, understand the main issues at stake and find operational answers.

    Julien Froumouth, Sustainable Finance Adviser at the ABBL, will participate in the panel discussion.

    NEW: the roundtable will be accessible online for ABBL members.

    • When will it take place? Thursday 2 June, from 08:00 to 11:00
    • Where? Online or in person

    Programme

    • 8:00 - 8:30: arrival and breakfast
    • 8:30 - 10:00: Exchange panels
      • Panel 1: ESG regulation
      • Panel 2: Transparency towards end investors
      • Panel 3: Operational implementation and ESG data
    • From 10:00: networking
    02.06.2022, 08:00 - 11:00

    France

  • CONFERENCE

    ICMA Conference on Taxonomy Regulation

    Organised by

    Designed as a classification system to identify sustainable economic activities, the EU Taxonomy Regulation also serves as a metric for sustainable reporting and a benchmark for sustainable financial products. It has set a precedent that many other jurisdictions have followed. 

    It is this topic that will be presented and discussed at the General Assembly of the ICMA Luxembourg Regional Committee, to which all market participants are invited. The debate will include a presentation by Eila Kreivi, EIB Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, on the EIB's work on the European taxonomy, followed by a discussion with market participants.

    Speakers will also include:

    • Alexandra Merlino, EU Regulatory Affairs Lead, Pictet Group
    • Marilyn Rinck, Financial Markets Adviser, ABBL

    The conference will be followed by a networking reception.

    • Date: 2 June
    • Time: 18:30 - 21:00
    • Place: Luxembourg

    For any questions, please contact ICMA events.

     

    02.06.2022, 18:30 - 21:00

    Luxembourg

  • CONFERENCE

    Wealth Tech Day

    Organised by

    Hubfinance organises an event on the current digital transformation and future disruptions impacting the various components of wealth management: private banking, asset management, life insurance, asset servicing....

    Ananda Kautz Head of Innovation, Digital Banking and Payments at the ABBL will be one of the speakers.

    02.06.2022, 08:30 - 12:30

    Luxembourg

  • CONFERENCE

    Navigating sanctions: Overcoming the challenge facing Europe's banks

    Organised by

    Sanctions are regarded as a significant tool for targeting economies, for applying political pressure, and assisting in conflict resolution. However, they can present significant hurdles to banks. How can Corporate leaders and risk officers think about the complexities of doing business in such an environment taking into consideration compliance issues, counterparty risk, and the interconnectedness of sanctions from several jurisdictions?

    Can sanctions be applied in a way that promotes the goals they are supposed to help achieve? And how can the financial industry assure a coordinated and timely approach?

    These are all questions that will be answered during this event organised by the European Banking Federation, with the contribution of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    08.06.2022, 15:30 - 16:15

    Luxembourg

  • CONFERENCE

    New CSSF circular 22/806 on outsourcing arrangements - Q&A webinar with the CSSF

    The ABBL, in collaboration with the CSSF, organises a webinar on the new CSSF circular 22/806, the main objective of which is to implement the requirements of the EBA guidelines on outsourcing arrangements (ABE/GL/2019/02). 

    The webinar will take the form of a Q&A session, during which the CSSF will answer the most frequently asked questions on Circular 22/806.

    • When? Wednesday 8 June, from 14:00 to 15:30. 
    • Where? Online. Participants will receive the connexion details a few days before the event.

    Programme

    14:00 - 14:15  Introduction

    • Cécile Gellenoncourt, Head of Supervision of Information systems and Support PFS, CSSF
    • Martine Wagner, Head of Department, Supervision of investment firms, CSSF

    14:15 - 15:30  Q&A session

    • Ananda Kautz, Head of Innovation, Payments & Digital - Member of the Management Board, ABBL 
    • Gilles Pierre, Head of Banking Regulation & Financial Markets, ABBL
    • Cécile Gellenoncourt, Head of Supervision of Information systems and Support PFS, CSSF
    • Martine Wagner, Head of Department, Supervision of investment firms, CSSF
    08.06.2022, 14:00 - 15:30