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Gildas Blanchard

Head of Industry Affairs of ALFI

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, specialized in risk management and digitalisation. Gildas acts as coordinator of the ALFI Digital & FinTech Forum hosting initiatives on regulatory developments, technological know-how and disruptive innovations of the funds’ value chain. He joined the association in December 2021. Before joining ALFI, Gildas was Senior Manager at Deloitte Luxembourg within the Capital Market department of the advisory practice, responsible for risk management advisory and quantitative solutions for the investment fund industry.

Prior and aside to these mandates, Gildas is from an academic background in empirical quantitative research. Gildas teaches at several higher education institutions financial economics related modules and holds a Master degree in finance from the University of Durham (UK) and obtained a Ph.D degree from the University of Maastricht (NL) for his applied research on risk management and option markets which has been published in international academic journals.