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Asset Management EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2015 24-25 March, 2015 - London, United Kingdom



Bringing Research Insights to
Institutional Investment Professionals




Overview

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 done by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discusses it with the institutional investment and fund manager communities.

The conference enables participants to have 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 two major events that will allow professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the art investment techniques and benchmark practices to research advances.




Programme

On the first day, the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference will focus on fixed income investing, smart beta strategies and indexation and reporting. The conference will also be the occasion to discover the results of the latest European ETF survey and research on factor based investment strategies and global portfolio management.

On the second day, the Global Institutional Investment Conference will present research of great interest to institutional investors on risk allocation, commodities investing, hedge fund investing, measuring alpha and infrastructure investing.

In 2015, the EDHEC-Risk Days conference will be preceded by a Masterclass for Individual Investor Solutions on March 23. This half-day seminar will look at goal-based investment solutions in private wealth management and life-cycle investment solutions in retail money management.

Day One: Indexation and Passive Investment Conference

Tuesday 24 March, 2015: 08:30-18:30

Indexation and Passive Investment Conference

The Development of Passive Investment in Europe

Morning stream sessions
• Roundtable: Smart Beta and Fixed Income
• How to Assess Robustness of Smart Beta Strategies
• PhD Forum

Morning workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting technical innovations in the use of passive investment

Afternoon workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting technical innovations in the use of passive investment

Afternoon stream sessions
• Revisiting Stock Nationality: Implication for Indexation and Reporting
• Global Portfolio Management Under State Dependent Multiple Risk Premia
• PhD Forum

Long-Term Rewarded Equity Factors: What Can Investors Learn from Academic Research




Day Two: Global Institutional Investment Conference

Wednesday 25 March, 2015: 08:30-17:15

Global Institutional Investment Conference

Risk Allocation Across Asset Classes

Morning stream sessions
• Does Institutional Commodity Investing Still Make Sense? Revisiting the Assumptions
• Big Data Applications for Alpha Generation
• Revisiting Alternative Diversification from the Perspective of Institutional Investors – In Search of the X-Factor
• Valuation and Benchmarking of Unlisted Infrastructure Equity Investments

Afternoon workshops
Sponsor led sessions presenting best practices into the key themes of institutional asset management

Afternoon stream sessions
• Skewness Strategies in Commodity Futures Markets
• Alphas and the Choice of Rate of Return in Regressions
• Credit Risk and Performance Measurement in Private Infrastructure Debt

How do Investors Perceive Risk Factor Investing? Practitioner’s Motivation Behind Smart Factor Investing





Pre-Conference Masterclass

Monday 23 March, 2015: 12:45-18:45

Masterclass for Individual Investor Solutions

Advanced Techniques for Wealth and Retail Investments

Part 1: Goal-based investment solutions in private wealth management
• Classification of investors’ essential, important and aspirational goals and associated risk buckets
• Competition between current wealth and future income in securing investors’ essential goals
• Case study analysis of goal-based investing strategies and related forms of reporting with the clients

Part II: Life-cycle investment solutions in retail money management
• Shortcomings of balanced funds and target date funds as life-cycle investment solutions
• Improved forms of life-cycle funds with stochastic glide paths and downside risk control
• Investing for retirement: from improved life cycle funds to improved variable annuities

Consult the masterclass programme.



Programme

Consult the list of confirmed speakers.



Registration & Payment

Registration fees:

Pre-Conference Masterclass:
23 March, 2015

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

Masterclass: Early Bird Rate (until 31 January, 2015)

€1000€200€1200

Masterclass: Standard Rate

€1200€240€1440
To register for the masterclass, please visit: www.regonline.co.uk/erimasterclass2015.

EDHEC-Risk Days 2015:
24-25 March, 2015

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

Early bird rate delegate fee (until 31 January, 2015)

€700€170€870

Standard rate two-day delegate fee

€1000€200€1200

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: eridayseurope2014@edhec-risk.com or +33 493 187 837 for their registrations.

FREE
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 Europe 2015 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 eridayseurope2015@edhec-risk.com.

Payment:

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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Sponsorship

The 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.

Audience

EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2015 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.



Contact

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

Anne-Charlotte Descamps
E-mail: anne-charlotte.descamps@edhec-risk.com
Tel.: +65 6653 8588



Event Details
  When   Between 24/03/2015 08:00 AM and 25/03/2015 05:00 PM
Where   The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, United Kingdom
 
Contact Details
  Name   Joanne Finlay
E-mail   joanne.finlay@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 493 187 837
 
Attachments
  ERI Days Europe 2015 programme
  Masterclass programme