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Indices & Benchmarking - April 27, 2010

Equity Indices & Benchmarks Seminar Series continues in major cities


After London and Tokyo in March, the Equity Indices & Benchmarks Seminar Series will be held in other major cities over the next few months:

  • Dusseldorf, April 27 - Breidenbacher Hof - Breakfast presentation
  • Singapore, April 29 - The Raffles - Early evening presentation
  • Vienna, May 5 - Hotel Sacher Wien - Breakfast presentation
  • Zurich, May 18 - Baur au Lac - Early evening presentation
  • Geneva, May 20 - Hôtel Président Wilson - Breakfast presentation
  • Amsterdam, June 9 - InterContinental Amstel - Early evening presentation
  • Paris, June 10 - Hôtel George V - Breakfast presentation
  • Brussels, June 11 - Hôtel Métropole - Breakfast presentation
  • Stockholm, June 16 - Grand Hôtel Stockholm - Breakfast presentation
  • New York, July 16 - The New York Helmsley Hotel - Breakfast presentation
  • Luxembourg, October 1 - Hotel Le Royal - Breakfast presentation
  • Singapore, November 2 - The Fullerton Hotel - Breakfast presentation
  • Hong Kong, November 5 - Mandarin Oriental - Breakfast presentation
  • Shanghai, November 23 - Park Hyatt Shanghai - Early evening presentation
  • Munich, December 2 - Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski - Early evening presentation
Drawing on research from EDHEC-Risk Institute's ‘Indices & Benchmarking’ research programme, the seminars will explore enhanced index and optimal benchmark construction and look at new forms of indices and benchmarks.

They 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, the seminars 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.

For further information, or to register for any of the above seminars, please contact Séverine Anjubault at severine.anjubault@edhec-risk.com or on +33 (0)4 93 18 78 63.