EDHEC Risk Days wows London's top finance professionals

Written on 02 April 2015.

The annual EDHEC Risk Days conference was held 24 and 25 March in London and was attended by 676 people – many of whom were finance professionals looking to learn more about the latest conceptual advances and research results in investment and risk management.

The conference was held at The Brewery – a magnificent 18th Century brewery of yellow brick located in the heart of the city – and spotlighted the most up-to-date research by the EDHEC-Risk Institute, a division of the EDHEC Business School.

This annual conference is much anticipated by the international finance industry, as it presents professionals with the opportunity to exchange with top finance and risk researchers. After the conference, professionals head back to work with an arsenal of new techniques and expertise.

The first day of the event focused on Indexation and Passive Investment, which included the unveiling of this year’s European ETF survey and the latest research on factor-based investment strategies, smart beta, and multi-index allocation. Day two explored Global Institutional Investment and offered research of interest to institutional investors on risk allocation, commodities investing, hedge fund investing, multi-asset risk allocation, and infrastructure investing.

Sponsor workshops were also part of the two-day agenda, as well as a festive cocktail party and classical music concert. This year’s event was preceded by a master class for Individual Investor Solutions. The half-day seminar looked at goal-based investment solutions in private wealth management and life-cycle investment solutions in retail money management.

The next EDHEC Risk Institute event will be the EDHEC-Princeton Institutional Money Management Conference to be held 23 April in New York. This event will allow participants to meet with finance experts from Princeton University and EDHEC. To register, please click here.

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