Luxembourg is strongly positioned to benefit from a combination of beneficial factors affecting this important market sector:
- Fund managers and investors have been seeking regulated as opposed to unregulated off-shore vehicles and have been exploiting the possibilities of UCITS funds in this context.
- Changes relating to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) directive are helping Luxembourg establish itself as an important alternative fund centre.
- Appetite is growing once again for absolute return type solutions.
For all these reasons, IFBL and ALFI have decided to provide unique training opportunities in Luxembourg, targeting those who are directly involved in the day to day work.
Structure and contents
The training offer includes three training modules.
The M1 (theoretical) module provides a theoretical basis and common language for understanding hedge funds. The M2 (applied) modules then provide a valuable market accepted view on specific applied, operational, accounting and IFRS aspects.
Importantly all courses provide a practical explanation to those involved in hedge fund administration and concentrate on those matters most relevant to Luxembourg in this context.
Audience and objectives
The Hedge Funds modules have been designed for the following persons:
-Hedge fund service providers
-Back office agents
-Operations & client service managers
-Those involved in hedge fund custody
-Those interested in gaining a deeper knowledge in the specifics of hedge funds, accounting and custody.
Optional exams are available for all those seeking to certifiy their experience through recognised examinations.
Exam sessions take place every Tuesday and every last Thursday of each month except on school holiday weeks in Luxembourg. The participant’s choice is to be indicated on the registration form. The price of examinations is €40 for M1 modules and €45 for M2 & M3 modules.
M1 Examinations are 1 hour in length, M2 / M3 modules 1,5 hours in length.
All the modules of this training pathway are offered in English.
Dates and registration fees
|Course module||Dates 2013||Registration fees|
|M1 Fundamentals of Hedge Funds (8 hours)||15.04.2013 – 11.10.2013||EUR 195,-|
M2 Hedge Funds Accounting and Custody (12 hours)
|18 and 19.1.2013 am||EUR 380,-|
|M2 Funds of Hedge Funds Accounting and Custody (8 hours)||03.12.2013||EUR 255,-|
* The dates of the next sessions will be published on this page as soon as they are known
The courses take place at the Training Center of LSC/IFBL, in the premisses of the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Registration and contacts
To register for this training, please take the following steps:
1) download the registration form below and fill it in
Registrations on a private basis:
If your registration is accepted, IFBL will send the invoice to your address. Your registration will be final upon receipt of the registration fees by IFBL.
Registrations on a professional basis (via your employer):
The IFBL will send the invoice to your employer
2) send the form back to IFBL
- by fax: (+352) 46 50 19
- by mail: B.P. 13, L-2010 Luxembourg
- by e-mail: scan form and send it to email@example.com
If you want to register for separate modules, please click on the modules listed under “Structure and contents”.
Applications for the complete programme have to be submitted at the latest 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Conditions for cancellation
Regarding our cancellation policy, please read our General Conditions or refer to the FAQ.
Contact the Institute
For further questions related to this training programme, please contact our Customer Service by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (46 50 16-1).