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Appointments - September 28, 2009

EDHEC Business School welcomes two new professors of finance: appointment of Sergio Focardi and Laurent Deville

Sergio Focardi has joined EDHEC Business School as Professor of Finance. His research interests include quantitative equity portfolio management, financial econometrics, clustering and self-adaptation in finance, dynamic factor analysis of prices and returns, artificial stock markets, and complex interacting agents systems. He has authored and contributed to several books in these fields and is widely published in academic journals.

Prior to founding the Intertek Group in 1993, a firm specialised in market research, training and consulting in quantitative portfolio management and mathematical finance, he was Managing Director for Italy of the American company, Control Data Corp.

He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management and holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.



Laurent Deville has been appointed Affiliate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School. His research is devoted to the analysis of index derivatives and exchange-traded funds with a focus on market efficiency, liquidity and competition.

He currently holds a research position at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and is the scientific secretary of the National Committee of Scientific Research for Economics and Management.

He has published a number of articles in academic and industry journals and has co-authored several books, notably on the subject of futures and options.

Laurent holds a PhD in Management Sciences, from Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg I.