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Alternative Investments EDHEC Hedge Fund Days 2006 14th-16th February, 2006 - London, UK

*** Click here for the Edhec Hedge Fund Days documentation ***

The Best of Both Worlds:
Where Academics and Practitioners Meet

The Edhec Hedge Fund Days are organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals.

The aim of the Edhec Hedge Fund Days is to present the results of the alternative investment research conducted by the Edhec Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and to discuss these results with the institutional investor and fund manager communities.

For 2006, Edhec has organised the conference
around four major themes:

  • Hedge Funds in Institutional Investors’ Portfolios
    What are the practices of European institutional investors with regards to alternative investment? Hedge fund investments: what are the new requirements in terms of reporting, performance, and risk measurement? Optimal substitution or risk diversification: what is the place of hedge funds in asset allocation? What are the benefits of integrating hedge funds into Asset-Liability Management? New frontiers for institutional fund management: what is the role of hedge funds in a core-satellite model

  • The Value of Funds of Funds and the Capacity Effect Controversy
    Do funds of hedge funds deliver alphas? What are the determinants of performance for funds of hedge funds? Is institutionalisation a threat to the profitability of funds of funds? What are the reasons behind the lacklustre performance of hedge funds in recent years? What is the academic evidence on the capacity effect controversy?

  • Risk Management
    How can one use hedge funds to optimise the risk budget? What methods are available to take into account the specific risks of hedge funds in the portfolio construction phase? What are the limits of naïve diversification and due diligence approaches for the management of operational risk?

  • Asset allocation as a value proposition
    What state of the art concepts and techniques are available to increase the added value of asset allocation in the alternative universe? Is tactical style allocation the new frontier for active hedge fund portfolio management? How can indices be used to implement allocation to the various hedge fund styles?

EDHEC Institutional Investors Summit

Tuesday, 14th February, 2006: 08:15-16:45

This exclusive pre-conference event is designed for institutional investors and will be a unique opportunity to explore the various EDHEC research programmes that are directly of interest to pension schemes and other final investors.

EDHEC Hedge Fund Days Conference

Wednesday, 15th February, 2006: 08:15-18:30
Thursday, 16th February, 2006:    08:15-17:00

This two-day conference is open to institutional investors and their advisors, hedge fund and fund of hedge funds managers, and other practitioners with an interest in alternative strategies and institutional investment. The central topics of the conference are the question of the value added of funds of hedge funds and the place of alternative assets in institutional portfolios. Conference plenary sessions, parallel work streams and dedicated workshops are structured around themes that contribute to these central issues. Enrolment in streams and workshops is limited to allow for in-depth exploration of special themes in a more interactive mode.

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Registration & Payment

Registration fees:

Delegate CategoryAttendance OptionsDelegate FeeVAT at French Rate (19.6%)*Delegate Fee VAT Included*
Investment managers, service providers, and private investorsEdhec Hedge Fund Days Conference (February 15-16, 2006)€750
Full-time members of academic institutionsEdhec Hedge Fund Days Conference (February 15-16, 2006)€150
Institutional investors: pension schemes, life-insurance companies, endowments and foundationsInstitutional Investors Summit (February 14, 2006)€75
Edhec Hedge Fund Days Conference (February 15-16, 2006)€150
*VAT Exemption Policy: Non-EU Residents are exempt from VAT. Under the VAT Information Exchange System, non-French EU organisations will not be charged VAT provided they supply a valid VAT number and report the purchase to their tax administration authorities.

Cancellation Policy: Given the low 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 is welcome at no extra charge. Conference documentation will be made available to all registered delegates whether they attend or not. Edhec Business School reserves the right to alter the programme without notice.

  • The registration fee includes lunch, refreshments and full conference documentation. Delegates may be refused admission if payment is not received prior to the conference.

  • The Institutional Investors summit on February 14th is restricted to institutional investors only.

  • To allow the largest number of people to participate in as many sessions as possible, please indicate planned day(s) of attendance by ticking the appropriate box(es) on the registration form. Enrolment in streams and workshops being limited, attendees for whom no stream/workshop selection information is available will be given access subject to availability.
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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, or by completing the credit card payment coupon on the registration form and returning it by fax or post.

    Please note that credit card payments will be debited in euros.

  • Payment by bank transfer:

    Please quote EHFD and the delegate's name in the reference field.

    IBAN: FR76/30003/00950/00037281009/65
    Account name: Edhec, Bank: 30003, Agency: 00950, Account Number: 00037281009, ID Code: 65, Swift Code: SOGE-FRPP, Bank Name & Address: Société Générale Nice Entreprise, 8 avenue Jean Médecin, 06000 Nice, France.

    IBAN: GB42NWBK51501480184146
    Account name: EDHEC, Swift Code: NWBKGB2L, Bank Name & Address: NATWEST, Victoria, PO BOX 1357, 169 Victoria Stree, London SW1E 5BT, UK.

Hotel Accommodation

For information on hotel accommodation in the vicinity of the conference venue, please refer to the following website: http://www.ibr.co.uk/thebrewery.

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Event Details
  When   Between 14/02/2006 08:00 AM and 16/02/2006 05:00 PM
Where   The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, UK
Contact Details
  Name   Mélanie Ruiz
E-mail   ehfd2006@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 (0)4 93 18 78 19
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