Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute - Professor of Finance

Speciality : Finance
Expertise : Asset Allocation, Derivatives, Fixed Income Modelling, and Alternative Investment

EDHEC Business School
393/400 Promenade des Anglais - BP3116
06202 Nice cedex 3 - France
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Lionel Martellini s a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute. He is a former member of the faculty at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and has also taught at U.C. Berkeley and at Princeton University, where he has been a visiting fellow at the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department.

Professor Martellini holds Master’s degrees in management (ESCP Europe), economics and statistics (ENSAE), pure mathematics (Paris 6 University), probability and stochastic processes (Paris 6 University), as well as a PhD in finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Outside of his activities in finance, he recently completed a PhD in Relativistic Astrophysics (University Côte d'Azur) and has become a member of the LIGO/Virgo international collaboration for the observation of gravitational waves.

Professor Martellini is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Alternative Investments, and The Journal of Retirement. He conducts active research in a broad range of topics related to investment solutions for individual and institutional investors, equity and fixed-income portfolio construction, risk management and derivatives valuation. His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals and has been featured in major European and global dailies such as The Economist, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has co-authored reference textbooks on topics related to Alternative Investment Strategies, Fixed-Income Securities, Goal-Based Investing and is preparing a new textbook on Investment Solutions.

Professor Martellini has served as a consultant for large institutional investors, investments banks and asset management firms on a number of questions related to risk and asset allocation decisions, and is a regular speaker in seminars and conferences on these subjects.


Main academic publications

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2014), Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (2012 ; 2013), Bankers, Markets & Investors (2012 ; 2013 ; 2014 ; 2015), Journal of Investment Management (2011), European Financial Management Journal (2010), Banques & Marchés (2008), Journal of Mathematical Economics (2008), Journal of Performance Measurement (2003), Journal of Asset Management (2003), Journal of Alternative Investments (2003 ; 2004 ; 2008 ; 2011 ; 2015 ; 2017), Financial Analysts Journal (2003 ; 2011), Economic & Financial Computing (2004), Journal of Portfolio Management (2004 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 ; 2014 ; 2015 ; 2017), Journal of Fixed Income (2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2015), Managerial Finance (2005), Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control (2005), Management Science (2006 ; 2018), Journal of Financial Risk Management (2006), Review of Financial Studies (2006 ; 2010), European Financial Management Journal(2007 ; 2010)

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Publications edhec

Management Science, Volume 64, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 3971-4470
In most developed countries, pension systems are being threatened by rising demographic imbalances as well as lower growth in productivity. With the...
Journal of Corporate Finance, Volume 49, April 2018, Pages 141-167


Press Articles

" Lionel Martellini, director at the EDHEC-Risk Institute, believes the fixed income sector is the new frontier in the development of meaningful...
« Sous la pression des classements internationaux et d’un modèle imposé par les universités américaines, l’enseignant est devenu chercheur de...
"EDHEC-Risk Institute crée, en partenariat avec Swiss Life Asset Managers, une chaire de recherche sur le rôle de l'immobilier dans les nouvelles...
"Prof Martellini says the key shortcoming with target date funds the group has identified is the fact that the bond allocation, intended to be the...