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Advances in Asset Allocation Seminar - Who Should Attend

22-24 November, 2016 - London

Previous Seminar Participants


The programme is intended for investment management professionals who advise on or participate in the design and implementation of asset allocation policies and portfolio models, and for sell-side practitioners who develop new asset management and ALM solutions for investors.

Past editions of the seminar have attracted a large cross-section of buy- and sell-side institutions from thirty-four countries worldwide. Global giants, national champions, and small boutiques were represented by their senior officers and investment specialists. Participants included practitioners with the following functions and from the following types of institutions:



• Chief executive officers/Managing directors
• Chief investment officers/Directors of investments
• Heads of asset allocation/investment strategy/ALM
• Heads of investment solutions/structuring/financial services
• Portfolio managers
• Risk managers
• Senior analysts and investment officers
• Senior investment advisers/consultants
• Senior research officers



• Asset management companies
• Consultancies
• Insurance and reinsurance companies
• Investment banks
• Non-financial companies
• Pension funds, endowments and foundations
• Private banks
• Regulatory authorities
• Research firms
• Sovereign investment vehicles

Sample Testimonials from Previous Participants

  • "Excellent mix of theoretical concepts and their incorporation to portfolio management."
    Carlos Veintemillas,
    Deputy CIO, Texas Education Agency, USA
    Past participant

  • "The best training course that I have attended in my professional career. Fast paced, cutting edge and practical."
    David Rae,
    Head of Investment Analysis, New Zealand superannuation fund, New Zealand
    Past participant

  • "In my opinion, this seminar was on the leading edge of asset allocation and risk management and provided a balanced presentation of academic theory and practical/implementable solutions."
    Andrew Sawyer, PhD,
    Chief Investment Officer, MainePERS, USA
    Past participant

  • "Brilliant integration of best practice across wealth management and pension funds. The EDHEC seminar defines the new paradigm in balance sheet management (asset allocation), and challenges us all join the revolution."
    Jaco Van der Walt,
    Head of FirstRand Management Office, FirstRand Bank Limited, South Africa
    Past participant

Advances in Asset Allocation Seminar: