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Indexes & Benchmarking - September 01, 2015

Registrations now open for the EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day 2015

The EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day, organised by EDHEC-Risk Institute in partnership with Scientific Beta, will take place in New York on 15 December, 2015 and will showcase the latest conceptual advances and research results in smart beta investing. The conference will include multiple plenary sessions allowing professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques and benchmark practices to research advances.

Part I of the conference will focus on smart beta indexation and factor investing and will present and discuss the latest research results on equity long-term rewarded factors, diversified factors and concentrated factors, robustness of smart beta strategies and quality dimensions in smart beta investment.

Part II will focus on smart beta solutions and will present research of great interest to asset owners on the shift from smart beta products to smart beta solutions and smart beta and ALM. The conference will close with a round table including the participation of major asset owners and will discuss how investors organise their smart beta investments.

Further information on the conference, including the conference programme, can be found at the dedicated webpage here.