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Asset Management Education - January 25, 2013

2013/2014 electives for the PhD in Finance European chapter unveiled

The purpose of the PhD in Finance programme at EDHEC-Risk Institute is to help outstanding individuals become autonomous researchers and innovators by enabling them to develop the scientific background and skills required to define, conduct and complete research projects that advance knowledge and practices in the financial industry.

Practitioners undertake the PhD in Finance as a critical development step towards senior positions in the financial industry or, when they already hold such positions, to steer their organisations in new directions.

To allow the participation of professionals in full-time jobs, the presential requirements of the programme are limited to around forty days and can be completed in a total of eight residential weeks over three years.

The programme structure includes core courses, electives, research workshops, and the dissertation.

After completing their core courses and passing their comprehensive examinations, students in the PhD in Finance advance to the second stage of the curriculum and select the electives which will provide them with opportunities to develop a specialisation and acquire additional knowledge and skills necessary for their dissertation work. Like the core courses, electives are taught by world-class specialists in finance, asset management, and economic and financial modelling; they bring together EDHEC Business School’s senior economics and finance scholars and affiliate professors from top research institutions around the world.

PhD in Finance candidates are required to take a minimum of five elective seminars in the second and third year of their studies and are free to participate in additional electives. PhD candidates may choose from the electives offered in London, Nice, and Singapore.

With five electives now offered each academic year both in Europe and in Asia, participants in the programme can tap into an unprecedented breadth of expertise over the course of their studies. The schedule of electives offered in 2013/2014 is detailed below.

18-20 March 2013, Singapore Hedge Funds Vikas Agarval (Georgia State)
21-23 March 2013, Singapore Strategic Asset Allocation Jerome Detemple (Boston)
13-15 May 2013, Singapore Predictive Modelling and Forecast Evaluation in Financial Markets Allan Timmermann (University of California San Diego)
2-4 September 2013, Singapore Risk Management and Extreme Risks Peter Christoffersen (Toronto)
5-7 September 2013, Singapore Monte-Carlo Methods in Finance Rama Cont (Imperial)
23-25 September 2013, Nice Estimation of Continuous-time Models Federico Bandi (Johns Hopkins University)
26-28 September 2013, Nice Behavioural Finance Harrison Hong (Princeton)
20-22 January, 2014, London Markov Switching Models Allan Timmermann (University of California San Diego)
23-25 January 2014, London Volatility Modelling Tim Bollerslev (Duke)
10-12 March 2014, Nice An Introduction to High Frequency Financial Econometrics Yacine Aït-Sahalia (Princeton)

The next deadline to apply for the PhD in Finance Executive Track (European programme starting in October 2013 and Singapore programme starting in February 2014) is March 29, 2013. The number of seats in the programme is limited in order to guarantee the quality of research supervision.

We would be pleased to invite you to attend one of our forthcoming information sessions:

  • Paris, 5 March
  • London, 5-6 & 26-27 March
  • Dubai, 7 March
  • New York, 2 April
  • Stockholm, 4-6 April
  • Montreal, 8-12 April
  • Shanghai, 11 May
  • Singapore, 15-16 May
  • Melbourne, 18 September
  • Sydney, 27 September
To reserve your place or to learn more about the EDHEC-Risk Institute PhD in Finance, please contact Brigitte Bogaerts at brigitte.bogaerts@edhec-risk.com or on +33 493 183 267 / +65 64 389 896.