Written on 29 January 2014.
As such, the Institute wishes to enable participants at EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2014 to have access to the latest in the application of academic research and to debate and discuss these issues with researchers who not only have cutting-edge knowledge of analytical and research methods in finance but are also fully aware of the consequences of these methods for the financial industry.
The event is structured to appeal to institutional investors, traditional and alternative investment managers and policy-makers. The conference includes two major events that will allow professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques and benchmark practices to research advances.
On the first day, the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference will explore beyond the traditional approach of fundamental indexation and look at smart beta allocation, new index and benchmark offerings in the equity and fixed income universes and risk management. The conference will also be the occasion to discover new research on portfolio construction and efficient risk diversification. The roundtable will address questions about index transparency and investor expectations.
On the second day, the Global Institutional Investment Conference will present the results of EDHEC-Risk research on themes of great interest to institutional investors, including systematic strategies in long-only equity investing and alternative investments, Solvency II, new research on infrastructure investing, liability hedging portfolios and risk parity.