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Appointments - December 17, 2009

Dr. Bernd Scherer appointed Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School

EDHEC Business School and EDHEC-Risk Institute are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bernd Scherer as Professor of Finance with EDHEC Business School and member of EDHEC-Risk Institute. A specialist in asset valuation, portfolio construction, asset allocation, and asset liability modelling, Professor Scherer will take up his appointment in January 2010 and will be actively involved in the research carried out within EDHEC-Risk Institute.

Prior to joining EDHEC-Risk, Professor Scherer was Managing Director and Global Head of Quantitative Structured Products at Morgan Stanley in London and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of London Birkbeck College. Previously, he was with Deutsche Asset Management where he successively headed the Investment Solutions and Overlay Management Group in Frankfurt, and Global Quantitative Research and Portfolio Engineering from New York.

His research on investment management, strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, and asset pricing has been widely published in refereed academic and practitioner journals. He serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Asset Management. He is also on the management committee of the London Quant Group.

Professor Scherer has authored and co-authored reference books on portfolio construction and optimisation, risk management, investment management, and liability hedging. He is regularly invited to present research work at industry conferences, and has significant experience as an instructor of postgraduate and executive education courses. Professor Scherer has an MSc in Economics from both the University of Augsburg and the University of London, Queen Mary College, and a PhD in Finance from the University of Giessen.

Professor Scherer is a member of the exceptional programme faculty team of the EDHEC-Risk Institute Executive MSc in Risk and Investment Management. More information on this unique part-time programme offered in Singapore, London and Nice can be found here: http://www.edhec-risk.com/AIeducation/EMSc_RIM.