Claude Niedner is chairman of the ALFI Regulation Advicery Board(Photo: Flickr)

Claude Niedner is a Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises in investment funds and works in the UCITS, hedge funds and real estate areas. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1993. The Board of Directors of the the Luxembourg Fund Industry(ALFI) appointed the new chair of the ALFI Regulation Advisory Board(«Reg Bo») at its meeting on December 3rd 2020, reports Nordic News.

He is chairman of the Alternative Investments Committee of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). Claude is also member of the Alternative Investment Funds working group at the level of the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (“HCPF”) where he participates in many initiatives regarding the development of the Luxembourg alternative funds sector. Claude is a regular speaker at international conferences on investment funds related topics.

Worked in a Luxembourg Bank

Prior to joining Arendt & Medernach, Claude Niedner worked in the capital markets department of a major Luxembourg bank.He was a lecturer in financial law at the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France). Claude Niedner holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as a Master’s degree in business administration from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris (France).

The key appointments are as follows:

Chair: Claude Niedner, Partner and Chairman of Arendt & Medernach


The complete list of ALFI RegBo members is available here.

Claude Niedner, Chair of the ALFI RegBo, commented: “The many upcoming initiatives from the European and Luxembourg regulatory bodies will require our full attention. I am confident that we will have plenty of constructive discussions together with the Vice-Chairs and other RegBo members in order to enhance the development of the Luxembourg fund industry.”

The mission of the ALFI Regulation Advisory Board is to:

  • Reflect on key priorities within the regulatory landscape to which the Luxembourg fund industry should devote resources;
  • Identify, assess and monitor upcoming national and European draft regulations and consultations which will have an impact on the Luxembourg fund industry, and which will require ALFI to take a position on;
  • Identify the topics which need to be addressed by ALFI and mandate a sub-committee or working group to prepare draft position papers in close cooperation with the respective chairperson of a TC/Forum and the ALFI secretariat, or head office;
  • Validate draft ALFI position papers prepared by the relevant technical committees or ad-hoc working groups and submit the documents for approval to the Board.

Learn more about ALFI governing bodies.

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) represents the face and voice of the Luxembourg asset management and investment fund community. The Association is committed to the development of the Luxembourg fund industry by striving to create new business opportunities, and through the exchange of information and knowledge.

Created in 1988, the Association today represents over 1,500 Luxembourg-domiciled investment funds, asset management companies and a wide range of businesses that serve the sector. These include depositary banks, fund administrators, transfer agents, distributors, legal firms, consultants, tax advisory firms, auditors and accountants, writes communication Manager Anna Ferreri in ALFI in a press release.

Communication Manager Anna Ferreri in ALFI in Luxembourg( Photo: ALFI)

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