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Awards - January 30, 2009

EDHEC, Robeco and the Journal of Portfolio Management launch new award for paper with most relevance for European institutional investors

The EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre, Robeco and the Journal of Portfolio Management have come together to launch an annual award for the paper published in the Journal of Portfolio Management in the previous year that is deemed to be of most relevance and usefulness for European institutional investors. The principle behind the selection will be to choose the paper that best reflects the spirit of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre, namely academic excellence and industry relevance, notably for institutional investors.

There will be a two-stage selection process, firstly involving a panel of academic experts who will draw up a shortlist of potential winning papers, and then a final vote from a jury made up of three Chief Investment Officers from leading European pension funds. The academic experts for the first annual award will be:

  • Noël Amenc, Ph.D., Professor of Finance and Director of Research and Development at EDHEC Business School, Director of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre. Member of the editorial board of the the Journal of Portfolio Management

  • Frank J. Fabozzi, Ph.D., CFA, Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale School of Management

  • Lionel Martellini, Ph.D., Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and Scientific Director of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management
The final selection will be made by the following representatives of European pension funds:
  • Johan van der Ende, Chief Investment Officer, PGGM (Netherlands)

  • Frederic Methlow, Chief Investment Officer, AHV Compensation Fund (Switzerland)

  • Tom Steenkamp, CIO of Allocation and Research, ABP Investments (Netherlands)
The first annual award ceremony and a presentation of the winning paper will be held at a special plenary session of the EDHEC Institutional Days at the CNIT Conference Centre at La Défense in Paris on May 26, 2009.