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Asset Management EDHEC-Risk Days 2016 15-16 March, 2016 - London, United Kingdom

Bringing Research Insights to
Institutional Investment Professionals

Registrations now closed


Organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals, the EDHEC-Risk Days is an annual conference taking place in London, which presents the research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute and EDHEC Business School and discusses it with the institutional investment and fund manager communities.

The conference enables participants to gain access to the latest conceptual advances and research results in investment and risk management and to discuss their implications and applications with researchers who combine expertise of advanced financial techniques with a sound awareness of their industry relevance.

The event is structured to appeal to institutional investors, traditional and alternative investment managers and policy-makers. The conference includes three major events that will allow professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the art investment techniques and benchmark practices to research advances.


On the first day, the Passive Investment and Smart Beta Conference will focus on passive investment and smart beta strategies. The latest research results on smart beta risk allocation solutions, factor-based investment strategies, robustness and live performance of smart beta as well as current misconceptions in smart beta investing will be presented. The conference will also be the occasion to discover the results of the latest European ETF survey.

On the second day, the Institutional Money Management Conference will present research of great interest to institutional investors on new frontiers in retirement solutions, multi-dimensional risk and performance analysis, active allocation and smart beta, hedge fund investing and multi-asset allocation solutions.

Day two will also include the EDHECinfra Forum presenting the latest research results on infrastructure investing from the EDHEC Infrastructure Investment Institute. The forum will open with a round table including the participation of industry experts and will look at how investors invest in infrastructure.

Day One: Passive Investment and Smart Beta Conference

Tuesday 15 March, 2016: 08:15-18:30

The Development of Passive Investment in Europe

Diversified Factors or Concentrated Factors; what are the Concepts and Investment Beliefs behind the two Smart Beta Investment Approaches?

Morning workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting technical innovations in the use of passive investment and smart beta
• Smart Beta & Low Carbon
• Factor Investing and Smart Beta: Implementation Challenges for Institutional Investors
• The Challenges of Institutional Investing in ETFs
• Effective Equity Portfolio Diversification - An Alternative Approach

Afternoon workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting technical innovations in the use of passive investment and smart beta
• Smart Factor Offering
• Factor Investing: Adding Alternative Beta to Your Portfolio
• Shades Of Smart Beta : How To Choose Between Best-in-Class & Factorial Approaches
• Integrating a Risk-Based Approach to Target Date Funds

From Smart Beta Products to Smart Beta Solutions

Afternoon stream sessions
• Smart Beta & ALM
• Current Misconceptions in Smart Beta Investing
• Passive Smart Beta Investment and Active Manager Substitution

Robustness and Live Performance of Smart Beta

Trackinsight Awards: Award Ceremony for the Best European ETFs (19:00-20:30)

Day Two: Institutional Money Management Conference

Wednesday 16 March, 2016: 08:30-17:30

New Frontiers in Retirement Solutions

Morning stream sessions
• Multi-Dimensional Risk and Performance Analysis for Equity Portfolios
• An Examination of the 2012 European Union Short Selling Ban on Sovereign CDS

Morning workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting best practices in the key themes of institutional money management
• Systematic Investing: Advancing the Debate
• Advanced Low Volatility Investing

Afternoon workshop
Sponsor led sessions presenting best practices in the key themes of institutional money management
• Smart Beta and Downside Protection

Hedge Funds: From Leading Edge to Bleeding Hedge

Factor Investing and Risk Allocation: From Traditional to Alternative Risk Premia Harvesting

EDHECinfra Forum

Round Table: How do Investors Invest in Infrastructure?

How Risky is Infrastructure Debt? New Empirical Evidence and Regulatory Implications

Dividend Distributions and Correlations in Privately-Held Infrastructure Investments


Consult the list of confirmed speakers.

Registration & Payment

Registrations now closed

Registration fees:

EDHEC-Risk Days 2016:
15-16 March, 2016

Delegate CategoryDelegate FeeVAT at UK Rate (20%)Delegate Fee VAT Included

Early bird rate delegate fee (until 31 January, 2016)


Standard rate two-day delegate fee


Investor rate: pension schemes, charities, endowments, foundations, insurance companies (third party asset management excluded), single family offices and financial executives from non-financial companies should contact: eridays2016@edhec-risk.com or +33 493 187 837 for their registrations.

Cancellation Policy: Given the moderate conference fee, we do not accept cancellations; invoiced sums will remain payable in full. If a registered delegate is unable to attend, a substitute delegate from the same organisation is welcome at no extra charge.
  • The registration fee includes buffet lunch, refreshments and full conference documentation. Delegates may be refused admission if payment is not received prior to the conference.

  • In order to encourage a high level of interaction, plenary sessions at the EDHEC-Risk Days 2016 conference are complemented by limited enrolment streams and workshops that allow for an in-depth exploration of special themes. Since enrolment in workshops and stream sessions is limited, attendees for whom no selection information is available will be given access subject to availability.

  • Programme changes: Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of EDHEC-Risk Institute may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of speakers and/or topics.

  • Conference documentation designed by EDHEC Business School will be made available online to all delegates.

  • Confidentiality: All information and training materials supplied are confidential and for delegate use only. Such information may not be copied, transmitted, recorded, distributed or conveyed in any way to any third party for any purpose or duplicated by the delegate for the purpose of internal training.

  • Sharing of Information: Delegates confirm that they authorise EDHEC-Risk Institute to retain their information in the Institute's database to be used by the Institute to assist in communicating details of products and services that may be of interest to the delegate. This information will also be made available to the conference sponsors and endorsers associated with the conference for one-time communication. If the delegate does not wish to receive such information, they should inform the Institute. If the delegate objects to their contact details being made available to conference partners for one-time usage, they should inform the Institute so that they may be removed from the list.
Register on-line for two day attendance:For enquiries, please contact eridays2016@edhec-risk.com.


Payment is required before the date of the conference. Registration will be confirmed once payment has been received.
  • Payment by credit card:

    Payment can be made by credit card by registering on-line. Please note that credit card payments will be debited in euros.


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EDHEC-Risk Institute is one of the leading academic financial research centres in Europe; its mission is to build bridges between the academic and professional communities by informing the industry of the latest research in asset management and by exchanging views on all the relevant topics of the day. In order to do this, EDHEC-Risk Institute organises a flagship annual conference in Europe, the EDHEC-Risk Days.

This conference brings together European institutional investors and investment management professionals to discuss the results of EDHEC-Risk Institute’s latest research both in the traditional and alternative investment fields.

The conference has now settled in London and is organised annually in the largest European asset management centre.

The conference offers a programme of great added value, focusing on new frontiers in risk allocation and investment management.

The programme format of the event provides a mix of plenary sessions, stream sessions and workshops presented by our sponsors. The conference presents the latest research results for both the traditional and alternative investment fields.


EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2016 is the must-attend annual conference for industry professionals within the institutional investor and fund manager communities, attracting high ranking industry professionals, including institutional investors, private bankers, family offices and institutional money managers.


For further information concerning sponsorship of the event, please contact:

Joanne Finlay
E-mail: joanne.finlay@edhec-risk.com
Tel.: +33 493 187 837

Event Details
  When   Between 15/03/2016 08:00 AM and 16/03/2016 05:30 PM
Where   The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, United Kingdom
Contact Details
  Name   Joanne Finlay
E-mail   eridays2016@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 493 187 837
  ERI Days 2016 programme