The EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day is organized by an academic research center for the benefit of professionals. It presents the research carried out by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discusses it with the asset owner and financial advisory communities.
The conference enables participants to have access to the latest conceptual advances and research results in smart beta investing and to discuss their implications and applications with researchers who combine expertise of advanced financial techniques with a sound awareness of their industry relevance.
The event is structured to appeal to asset owners and their direct investment consultants and financial advisors. The one-day conference will include multiple plenary sessions allowing professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques and benchmark practices to advances in research.
The conference this year will focus on a central theme which is risk management in smart beta and more particularly in factor investing. Good risk management implies accounting for the variations of beta and risk premia of the different factors to which the investor wants to be exposed whether in terms of long only or long/short strategies.
EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day North America 2017 is organized in partnership with ERI Scientific Beta.