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Indices and Benchmarking - February 24, 2010

EDHEC-Risk Equity Indices and Benchmarks Seminar Series


Professor Lionel Martellini, scientific director of EDHEC-Risk Institute, will be giving a seminar entitled Equity Indices and Benchmarks: Optimal Use of Equity Indices and Benchmarks by Institutional Investors in Tokyo on March 8 and in London on March 18.

At this seminar, Professor Martellini will notably be drawing a distinction between indices and benchmarks, addressing the key issue of the optimal use of indices and benchmarks in institutional investment, and explaining the importance of a good index in asset management and asset-liability management. By reviewing the limitations of traditional indices, Professor Martellini will also discuss the improved "efficient" equity indices designed by the research team at EDHEC-Risk Institute and present the FTSE EDHEC-Risk Efficient Index Series.

The invitations to the Tokyo and London events can be accessed by clicking here for Tokyo and here for London.

The Equity Indices and Benchmarks seminar will also be taking place in the following cities over the next six months:

  • Dusseldorf, April 27
  • Amsterdam, April 28
  • Singapore, April 29
  • Zurich, May 4
  • Vienna, May 5
  • Paris, June 10
  • Stockholm, June 16
  • New York, July 16

To attend any of these seminars, please contact Séverine Anjubault: +33 493 187 863 or severine.anjubault@edhec-risk.com.