Written on 01 April 2021.
The course, which started on March 9, offers them a two-month placement in the school’s renowned research lab and exposes them to different facets of investment management. A fairly unusual learning experience as students are actively involved in producing research outputs as part of EDHEC-Risk research team.
Twenty students have been selected to work on applied research projects developed at EDHEC-Risk. The selection was based on grades and a personal statement by the students, explaining why they wanted to attend the course and how they thought they could contribute to EDHEC-Risk research efforts. The application letter was also expected to provide some indication of students’ proficiency in the programming languages MatLab, Python or R.
They have teamed up to work on five cutting-edge topics related to recent innovations in investment management, ranging from ETF investing and sustainable finance to goal-based investing, real estate applied to retirement investing, among other things; subjects that are at the heart of EDHEC-Risk research programmes:
Students are involved as team members in a real-world research effort led by EDHEC-Risk, and work under the supervision of a « mentor » who is a faculty member, a staff member and/or research engineer. Thus, students have the unique opportunity to work and benefit from the mentoring of the following experts :
After having taken this course, participants will be able
This course is designed to allow students to perform research, either empirical research or literature or business analysis, within EDHEC-Risk Institute. Research is a great way to expose them to different facets of investment management. Participating in research at EDHEC-Risk will expand students’ academic experience and allow them to work on projects that will enhance their knowledge of the latest trends in investment management. Lionel Martellini, Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute