A new chair launched by EDHEC and Scientific Beta to provide high-quality research for decision-makers
Written on 03 September 2019.
EDHEC Business School and Scientific Beta have announced the launch of the “Advanced Factor & ESG Investing” research chair. The objectives of the chair are to contribute with strong academic research to, and to be able to participate in, the development of knowledge on factor investing and ESG, which are two subjects of strategic importance for the investment industry.
This chair will be co-directed by two senior EDHEC Business School professors, Professors Raman Uppal and Abraham Lioui, and two Scientific Beta directors, Dr Felix Goltz and Frederic Ducoulombier, who are respectively in charge of research and ESG ( Ethics, Social, Governance) within Scientific Beta. The chair is intended to host not only researchers from the two organisations, but also from other academic institutions.
Over the next three years, the Scientific Beta chair will address the following questions from a research perspective:
The research chair will lead to:
Commenting on the launch of the research chair, Professor Noël Amenc, CEO of Scientific Beta, said, “EDHEC, through EDHEC Risk Institute and Scientific Beta, has long been at the forefront of academic research in the area of passive investment and risk management. With the “Advanced Factor & ESG Investing” research chair, our aim is to continue to help the investment industry to benefit from the results of the highest level of research into factor and ESG investing. Independent from the research conducted by its own R&D teams, this scientific research also ensures that Scientific Beta has a long-term view of subjects that can influence its future offerings and participates in the necessary cognitive diversity of the factor and ESG investing approaches offered to our clients.”
On the EDHEC side, Abraham Lioui also explained “This new chair should foster EDHEC professors and researchers‘ achievements in the areas of factor investing and asset pricing”.