Dr Marina Grech was invited to participate at the the first annual European Alternative Real Asset Financing and Lending Conference, organised by ESAFON in Luxembourg on the 15th of October. The focus of this event was on the improvement of investment flows in Europe through an effective capital market union. The participants at the conference, which was aimed at key industry players, sought to explore new European regulations as well as new opportunities for investment on dried up capital markets.

Dr Grech gave a presentation on the opportunities available for small fund managers through the AIFMD and the EU Venture Capital Fund Regulation. Other participants discussed the opportunities for lending funds, long term investment funds, and securitisation. Industry players also presented opportunities for the development of crowdfunding through equity investment and lending.

This conference will also be held in London next year on the 28th of January.