AFG’s european conference – Asset management in transition(s)

Clément Beaune, the French Minister for European Affairs delivered the opening speech at AFG’s annual European conference, on Monday 6 December 2021, from 17:00 to 18:30 CET, in the run-up to France’s Presidency of the EU Council.

This year’s theme was at the intersection of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Green Deal, Capital Markets Union and Sustainable Finance.


  • Mirela Agache-Durand, Vice Chair, AFG
  • Clément Beaune, French Minister of State for European Affairs
  • Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General for the Environment, European Commision
  • Eric Pinon, Chairman, AFG
  • Margarita Pirovska, Director of Policy, UN Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Moderator: Alois Thiant, Head of Brussels Office, Deputy Head of Europe and International, AFG
Main topics of our annual European conference with the leaders of Europe’s top asset management firms and the C-suite of the European investment community: Having weathered through COVID, asset management worldwide will soon experience major shifts that will reshape our industry – in the context of Europe’s accelerating ESG agenda, COP26 and expected regulatory developments.
What do we see as the way forward to further embed E, S and G across our value chains?
What comes next for channelling capital where it can best serve Europe’s green, digital and inclusive transitions?