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Research chairs and strategic research projects

Through its research chairs, EDHEC-Risk Institute aspires to associate its research efforts with major names from the industry on themes with proven usefulness for business.

Research chairs involve close partnerships with their financial sponsors over a three year period and a commitment from EDHEC-Risk Institute to publishing related articles in international academic journals, as well as to releasing the research results to the investment management profession – asset owners, asset managers, and regulators – through wide distribution of practitioner-oriented publications and presentations at industry conferences.

An EDHEC-Risk Institute research chair therefore enables its sponsor to support high quality, independent research that will be made public and to provide support for the use of a technique or an asset category by asset owners.

The theme of each research chair is part of one of the six research programmes conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute.


Organisation of the research chair

The EDHEC-Risk Institute research chairs include three types of action:

  • Carrying out the research

    Each year, the chair produces a major research study which will lead to both academic and professional publications. The themes are proposed by EDHEC-Risk Institute and agreed with the sponsor.

  • Organising the dissemination of the research

    The research work from the chair is widely promoted on the basis of:

    • “Features” in the EDHEC-Risk newsletter
    • A section on the EDHEC-Risk website dedicated to the work of the chair
    • Distribution of the research to European institutional investors
    • Specific actions with European financial newspapers and professional publications

  • Presentation at conferences and seminars

    Each of the chair’s publications is presented at a seminar organised by the sponsor(s) and aimed at the public of their choice (employees or clients) and also at the EDHEC-Risk conferences which bring together more than 1,000 European institutional investors and asset managers each year.

The research chair is managed by one of the directors of the centre. The research topics and associated plans are drawn up by EDHEC-Risk and validated by the sponsor. The marketing actions are validated and carried out by a steering committee comprising the marketing director of EDHEC-Risk Institute and a representative from the sponsor.


Current research chairs

To date, the following research chairs have been set up:


Open research chairs

In order to maintain a strategic focus on issues that correspond to major industry needs, EDHEC-Risk Institute is currently setting up a number of new research chairs enabling in-depth research to be undertaken into specific topics.

For further information on research chairs open to partnership at EDHEC-Risk Institute, please contact maud.gauchon@edhec-risk.com.


Strategic research projects

In addition to research chairs, EDHEC-Risk also has close partnerships with major industry leaders on strategic research projects.

Seven areas of major strategic research projects conducted with the industry are:

  • Exploring the Commodity Futures Risk Premium: Implications for Asset Allocation and Regulation
    In partnership with CME Group
  • Assessing the Quality of Stock Market Indices: Requirements for Asset Allocation and Performance Measurement
    In partnership with UBS Global Asset Management and BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Financial Engineering and Global Alternative Portfolios for Institutional Investors
    Alternative Investments for Institutional Investors: Risk Budgeting Techniques in Asset Management and Asset-Liability Management
    In partnership with Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • MiFID and Best Execution Transaction Cost Analysis A-Z: A Step towards Best Execution in the Post-MiFID Landscape
    In partnership with NYSE Euronext, SunGard and CACEIS
  • EDHEC European Real Estate Investment and Risk Management Survey
    In partnership with Aberdeen Property Investors
  • Structured Forms of Investment Strategies in Institutional Investors’ Portfolios
    Benefits of Dynamic Asset Allocation Through Buy-and-Hold Investment in Derivatives
    Structured Equity Investment Strategies for Long-Term Asian Investors
    In partnership with Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Using Index Options to Improve the Performance of Dynamic Asset Allocation Strategies
    The Benefits of Volatility Derivatives in Equity Portfolio Management
    In partnership with Eurex