Written on 05 February 2015.
The conference will open with a roundtable involving leading industry representatives and will address the topic of Smart Beta and Fixed Income. The session will look at whether smart beta can be successfully extended to the fixed-income space and the practical challenges in developing investable sovereign or corporate bond indices with superior risk-adjusted performance in the presence or the absence of duration constraints.
The conference will also feature the latest EDHEC-Risk Institute research on a range of topics that are currently relevant for the financial industry. On the first day, the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference will focus on fixed-income investing, smart beta strategies and indexation and reporting. The conference will also be the occasion to discover the results of the latest European ETF survey and research on factor-based investment strategies, smart beta and multi-index allocation.
On day two, the Global Institutional Investment Conference will present research of great interest to institutional investors on risk allocation, commodities investing, hedge fund investing, multi-asset risk allocation and infrastructure investing.
The conference will include the participation of Platinum Partners Amundi ETF & Indexing, Barclays, BNP Paribas Securities Services, CPR Asset Management, ERI Scientific Beta, ETF Securities, ING Investment Management, Lyxor Asset Management, Ossiam, Rothschild & Cie Gestion, TrackInsight and UBS ETFs; Gold Sponsors Aberdeen Asset Management, BNY Mellon, Lombard Odier Asset Management, Quoniam Asset Management and State Street Global Advisors; and Exhibitors Invesco Powershares, Jane Street Financial, Morgan Stanley, Russell Indexes, SIX Swiss Exchange and Source.
The event is structured to appeal to institutional investors, asset management professionals, policymakers and alternative investment managers.
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