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Asset Management Education - February 16, 2015

PhD in Finance candidates to present at EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2015

Organised for the benefit of professionals, the EDHEC-Risk Days present the research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discuss its implications and applications with the institutional investor and fund manager communities.

As part of these conferences, which are attended by hundreds of practitioners and sponsored by leading financial institutions, the PhD forum gives EDHEC PhD in Finance candidates or recent graduates the opportunity to join the speaker faculty and discuss their dissertation work with the industry.

Rodney Hoskinson, PhD candidate and Dr Su Fen Lee, PhD (2014), presenting their work at the PhD forum in 2014

The EDHEC PhD in Finance is designed for professionals whose aim is to gain and maintain an in-depth understanding of finance, as well as the ability to initiate and carry through research projects that will yield original insights and lead to innovative approaches and offerings. The programme offers both a residential track for high-potential graduate students who hold part-time research or teaching positions at EDHEC Business School, and an executive track for high-level practitioners in full-time jobs. Executive track participants 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. Residential track participants typically complete doctoral studies to access academic careers in leading research and educational institutions.

The main achievement of any doctoral programme is the authoring of a dissertation, a work that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and demonstrates not only mastery of the research techniques in the field but also the ability to articulate and substantiate original thinking. While the EDHEC PhD in Finance allows participants to work on fundamental research pursuits, its differentiating ambition is to train a new breed of practitioners who will be combining their practical, in-field expertise with the knowledge and research skills acquired through the programme to exert thought-leadership and introduce radical innovation in the finance industry.

Against this backdrop, the PhD Forum is also an excellent opportunity to take stock of the academic quality and professional relevance of the research work done by participants in the doctoral programme.

This year, the PhD Forum will discuss the following two topics:

Speaker: Harsh Parikh, Vice President, BNY Mellon Investment Management and EDHEC PhD in Finance Candidate
Active Fixed Income in Rising Rates Environment (March 24, 10.45am-12.00pm)
• Role of uncertainty and cross-sectional dispersion
• Time varying manager skills
• Timing active vs. passive strategy

Speaker: Marco Ghitti, Partner, SGEA and EDHEC PhD in Finance Candidate
Bankruptcy Law Reforms and Bank Credit Market: (Side) Effects (March 24, 3.30pm-4.45pm)
• Bankruptcy law reforms in Italy
• Effects on the bank credit market for small and medium enterprises, adopting a within country perspective
• The impact in terms of pricing, volumes and guarantees

René Garcia, Dean of Graduate Studies, EDHEC Business School and Director, EDHEC PhD in Finance, and Raman Uppal, Professor of finance, EDHEC Business School, will act as discussants for these presentations and moderate questions and answers with the audience.

An information session on the PhD in Finance will be held the same day and will be conducted by the programme director Professor René Garcia on March 24 at 5.15pm at the Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD.

Other upcoming presentations: online on February 23 at 2.00pm CET, and in New York on April 22.

To reserve your place, to receive our brochure, or to learn more about the EDHEC PhD in Finance, please contact Brigitte Bogaerts at brigitte.bogaerts@edhec-risk.com or on +33 493 183 267/+65 66 538 586.

The next deadline for application is March 31, 2015 (September 2015 programme start).