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Appointments - May 29, 2013

EDHEC-Risk Institute welcomes distinguished new members to its international advisory board

Henrik Gade Jepsen,
Chief Investment Officer,
David Iverson,
Head of Asset Allocation,
Guardians of New Zealand
Mr Thomas Laux,
Chief Risk Officer,
Eurex Clearing AG

EDHEC-Risk Institute is pleased to announce that three new members have joined its international advisory board:

  • Mr Henrik Gade Jepsen, Chief Investment Officer, ATP
  • Mr David Iverson, Head of Asset Allocation, Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation
  • Mr Thomas Laux, Chief Risk Officer, Eurex Clearing AG
The role of the international advisory board, which brings together distinguished scholars, representatives of regulatory bodies as well as senior executives from business partners and other leading institutions, is to validate the relevance and goals of the research programme proposals presented by the centre’s management and to evaluate research outcomes with respect to their potential impact on industry practices.

The 40 members of the board also advise on the objectives and contents of projects deriving from the expertise of the research centre, thereby ensuring that graduate and executive programmes remain at the forefront of developments in the marketplace.

About the New Members

  • Henrik Gade Jepsen, Chief Investment Officer, ATP

    Henrik Gade Jepsen is the CIO of ATP. Henrik joined ATP in 1999 from Realkredit Danmark, one of the leading Danish mortgage banks. Prior to that, Henrik worked as an economist in the Danish Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.

    Henrik Gade Jepsen is the Chairman of the Board of ATP Real Estate, ATP Private Equity Partners, ATP Alternative Investments, ATP Timberland Invest, ATP Fondsmćglerselskab, NOW: Pensions Investments Fondsmćglerselskab, and Via Venture Partners. He is member of the board of the Danish bank FIH Erhvervsbank.

    Henrik has been a part-time lecturer in Macroeconomics at Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University, Denmark. He holds a MSc degree in Economics from Aarhus University.

  • David Iverson, Head of Asset Allocation, Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

    David Iverson is Head of Asset Allocation with the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. In this role he is responsible for the team that supports the Fund’s long-term benchmark (reference portfolio) and risk capital allocation within the strategic tilting programme and across the Fund’s other value-add activities.

    Prior to starting with the Fund, David was Director of Institutional Investment Services and Quantitative Research at Goldman Sachs JB Were, responsible for advising equity fund managers and sales of institutional pension products to New Zealand based institutional funds.

    David has previously worked with Russell Investment Group's Institutional Investment Services division in New Zealand as Head of Consulting. He was responsible for the investment consulting practice and the provision of consulting services to key public and private sector institutional clients, such as Crown financial institutions, superannuation funds, local councils and charitable trusts.

    In early years, David was the Regional Risk Manager with ING Investment Management (Asia-Pacific). In this role he developed and implemented a firm wide risk management framework in several Asia-Pacific offices.

    Prior to this he was Equity and Quantitative Strategist at ABN Amro New Zealand responsible for financial valuation and modelling, equity market analysis, portfolio construction and financial market research.

  • Thomas Laux, Chief Risk Officer, Eurex Clearing AG

    Thomas Laux is Chief Risk Officer of Eurex Clearing AG and has been a Member of the Executive Board of Eurex Clearing AG since April 2013. Thomas Laux joined Eurex Clearing in 2006 and has been Head of Risk Design since May 2010. Since then, he has been responsible for further developing the risk management system and default management process of the central counterparty Eurex Clearing.

    Prior to joining Eurex Clearing in 2006, Thomas Laux spent six years at Deutsche Börse IT, working in a variety of positions on group-wide strategic projects, among them the specification of the clearing system.

    He holds a dual degree MBA from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Fuqua Business School in North Carolina, USA.