ALFI taps new chief

Denise Voss will be the new head of the Luxembourg industry trade association.

The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) appointed Denise Voss its new chairman, according to a press release from the trade organization. She is slated to hold the position for two years.

Voss, a conducting officer at Franklin Templeton Investments, previously served as vice chairman for international affairs at ALFI, and has been a member of the ALFI board of directors since 2007. She is also chairman of the European Fund and Asset Management Association’s investor education working group.

In conjunction with Voss’s appointment, ALFI released a list of key objectives for the organization over the next four years, which include promoting practices to align investors and the industry, articulating the role of investment funds in the global economy and ensuring Luxembourg remains a fund domicile of choice for asset managers.

“Luxembourg has played a key role in helping asset managers work through the implementation of extensive regulation after the crisis and has created effective solutions for asset managers, enabling them to distribute their funds globally,” Voss said in a statement. “We must now also address the shifts in demographics and technology if the industry is to continue to play its role of serving the interests of investors and of the economy.”

Voss’s promotion is the latest in a string of new industry association appointments. Earlier this month, Sanjay Namar was named head of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association selected Max Römer as its new chairman, and Peter Freire was tapped as the head of the Institutional Limited Partners Association.