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Advances in Asset Allocation Seminar - Course Contents

22-24 November, 2016 - London


Course Contents & Outline

The Advances in Asset Allocation seminar is an intensive three-day course equipping participants with an in-depth appreciation of the concepts and techniques that will shape the future of investment management. It also provides practical tools to improve asset allocation and risk management processes, implement novel investment management approaches, and develop new products and solutions.

Day One

Risk diversification: Efficiently harvesting risk premia across and within asset classes

Identifying paradigm shifts in the asset management industry, understanding when and why modern portfolio theory fails in the real world, making covariance matrix estimation manageable and improving parameter estimates, implementing factor investing and risk allocation, constructing well-diversified efficient benchmarks, and identifying alternative forms of indices and benchmarks.


Paradigm shifts in the asset management industry

  • Alpha-beta separation and risk management
  • From asset management to risk and asset management

Constructing Efficient Asset Allocation Benchmarks

From Asset Allocation to Factor Allocation Decisions

  • From asset allocation to risk allocation
  • Measuring diversification
  • Managing diversification

Constructing Efficient Asset Class Benchmarks

  • Inefficient portfolios in efficient markets
  • From naive to scientific diversification
  • Smart beta benchmarks

Day Two

Risk hedging: Efficiently securing investors’ long-term liabilities and goals

Reviewing the latest advances in ALM and LDI; examining the inflation-hedging properties of traditional and alternative investments; designing new cost-efficient forms of inflation-hedging portfolios; hedging extreme inflation risk; incorporating the sponsor perspective into ALM; accounting for long-term objectives in portfolio construction and implementing new life cycle investing (LCI) strategies.

Towards Efficient Risk Hedging—From Asset Management to Asset-Liability Management

Implementing state-of-the-art liability-hedging

  • A brief history of ALM
  • Beyond LDI
  • Case studies of LDI strategies

Accounting for the presence of long-term objectives in portfolio construction

  • From short-term static portfolio selection to long-term intertemporal portfolio selection
  • Case study of LCI strategies

Day Three

Risk insurance: Efficiently generating upside potential with limited downside risk

Moving from static to dynamic beta management; optimising risk budgeting within the core−satellite architecture; using dynamic core−satellite investing to achieve dissymmetric management of the risk budget; blending active management and risk management in a unified framework; designing new asset management offerings and novel LDI solutions.

Towards Efficient Risk Insurance—From Asset-Liability Management to Risk and Asset-Liability Management

From static to dynamic beta management

  • From risk diversification to risk hedging

Dynamic core-satellite management and new approaches for improved investment management offerings

  • Using risk budgets as ingredients in the design of the optimal portfolio strategy

Case studies of new investment management offerings:

  • Designing improved forms of long-term investment strategies for institutional or individual investors
  • Designing dedicated ALM solutions for private wealth management
  • Designing dedicated retirement solutions


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