Associate Dean for Development - CEO at ERI Scientific Beta - Professor

Speciality : Finance
Expertise : Financial risks management

EDHEC Business School
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Noël Amenc, PhD, is Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Business Development at EDHEC Business School and the founding Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Beta. His concern for bridging the gap between university and industry has led him to pursue a double career in academe and business. Prior to joining EDHEC Business School as founding director of EDHEC-Risk Institute, he was the Director of Research of Misys Asset Management Systems, having previously created and developed a portfolio management software company. He has published numerous articles in finance journals as well as four books on quantitative equity management, portfolio management, performance analysis, and alternative investments. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management, associate editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments, and member of the advisory board of the Journal of Index Investing. He is also a member of the Finance Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He was formerly a member of the Consultative Working Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Innovation Standing Committee and of the Scientific Advisory Council of the AMF (French financial regulatory authority). He holds graduate degrees in economics, finance and management and a PhD in finance.

Main academic publications

Journal of Index Investing (2011), Journal of Indexes (2011), Journal of Index Investing (2011), Journal of Portfolio Management (2004 ; 2006 ; 2011 ; 2012 ; 2014 ; 2015 ; 2016), Journal of Risk Finance (2006), Journal of Investing (2006 ; 2012), Journal of Alternative Investments (2002 ; 2003 ; 2004), Economic & Financial Computing (2004), Journal of Financial Transformation (2001 ; 2004), Journal of Performance Measurement (2003 ; 2007), Journal of Asset Management (2003), Financial Analysts Journal (2003 ; 2011), Revue de la Stabilité Financière (2003), Banques & Marchés (2003)

Documents to download

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Publications edhec

The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 44, Issue 4, Quantitative Special Issue 2018  
This position paper examines the results of a large survey of infrastructure investors and their preferences for the segmentation of the...
In the past few years, equity factor investing has become increasingly popular among institutional investors and their managers. At the start, and...
This position paper documents the rise of the so-called listed infrastructure asset class, which EDHEC considers to be an ill-defined series of...
The present survey aims to provide insights into investor perceptions on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and smart beta strategies. While there is ample...


Press Articles

« Introducing the analysis, Noël Amenc, CEO of ERI Scientific Beta, said some people would find them “slightly too controversial”, but that the...
"Noël Amenc, CEO of ERI Scientific Beta, says: "I have known Alain Dubois for a long time and he was an ardent supporter from the start of EDHEC Risk...
"While recognising the growing importance of China in the global economy, ERI Scientific Beta, a smart beta index provider, has taken the decision...
"[...] Expertise of instructors: “The professors teaching finance are at the forefront of their profession. The publication record, professional...