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Asset Management Education - February 22, 2011

Interest in the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance continues to grow with some 60 applications received for the first deadline for entry in the 2011-2012 academic year


Since 2008, EDHEC-Risk Institute has been offering a unique PhD in Finance programme to elite practitioners who aspire to higher intellectual levels and aim to redefine the investment banking and asset management industries.

Drawing its faculty from the world’s best universities and enjoying the support of a leader in industry-relevant academic research, the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance creates an extraordinary platform for professional development and industry innovation.

Following a stimulating scientific curriculum and working individually with leading specialists on research issues of particular relevance to their organisations, practitioners on the programme’s executive track learn to leverage their expertise and insights to make original contributions at the frontiers of financial knowledge and practices.

Participants’ appreciation of the PhD in Finance programme is very positive:

  • "My expectations were exceeded. I knew of the research credentials of the faculty, but their pedagogical skills are extraordinary. The core courses give you very useful tools to look at problems; every single angle is reviewed with professors identifying what is available and what the areas for further research are. It is eye-opening."
    Mario Schlener, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting, Austrian

  • "While very intense, the block-week setup of the courses is great. Each half-course delivered over the week gives us a concentrated overview of the key issues—the type of broad vision that is typically lacking in practice—and serves as a toolbox for in-depth work on the readings."
    Igor Lojevsky, Chief Country Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Russia & CIS, Deutsche Bank, Russian and American

  • "The teaching quality is excellent compared to my experience - typically the best researchers do not make the best instructors, but EDHEC-Risk Institute has managed to assemble a team of highly respected scholars who yet manage to be very precise and didactic."
    Pablo Balan, Global Head of Portfolio Risk and Analytics, Coutts, British and American

  • "The first two professors I have met are exceptional. They are impressive scholars by their own right and also excellent pedagogues; access to high-quality academics was one critical factor in my choice of EDHEC-Risk Institute, so I am thoroughly satisfied."
    Theodore Kokas, Managing Director, Global Head of Alternative Investments, SEI Investments, American and Greek

  • "The class forms an incredible pool of talented and experienced people. Some of my peers are already at the top in their field and many others have the shine of future leaders."
    Gideon Ozik, Head of Investment Solutions, Nexar Capital Group, Israeli

  • "I would recommend the programme to any experienced asset management officer aspiring to higher intellectual levels and career development, and to anybody who wants to function on the state-of-the-art boundary, which is way beyond where professional designations take you."
    Rehan Syed, Head of Portfolio Management, ABN AMRO Private Bank, American

  • "The students that I taught are unique in a number of ways. Some are already seasoned investment professionals and others have even had multiple successful careers."
    Harrison Hong, John Scully ‘66 Professor of Economics and Finance at Princeton University, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Affiliate Faculty, EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance Programme

  • "Such students have strong motivation, a clear idea of what they are here for; most have experience of the financial markets or other areas of finance. This makes it a nice group to teach, and it also makes teaching different from the typical experience you have in other doctoral programmes."
    Rama Cont, Director of the Centre for Financial Engineering at Columbia University, Research Scientist in Mathematics at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Founding Partner of Finance Concepts, a risk management advisory firm, and Affiliate Faculty, EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance Programme
To learn more about the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance, please contact Ms Maud Gauchon at maud.gauchon@edhec-risk.com or on +33 493 183 267.