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Alternative Investments EDHEC Alternative Investment Days 2007 20-21 November, 2007 - London, UK




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The third edition of EDHEC Hedge Fund Days, now renamed EDHEC Alternative Investment Days to accommodate the latest developments in the alternative investment industry such as real estate and commodities investment, will provide once again, the opportunity for the industry to meet and discuss the most significant research achievements of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and to benefit from the experience of high profile keynote speakers of international renown within the alternative investment world.


The EDHEC Alternative Investment Days are organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals.

The conference aims to present the applied research conducted by the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and leading pension fund managers and to discuss its results with the institutional investor and fund manager communities.

The event is structured to appeal to institutional investors, alternative investment managers, and policy makers.



Programme

Hedge Funds Summit

Tuesday, 20 November, 2007

The first day of the event will comprise a Hedge Funds Summit, which will focus on the future of the hedge fund industry. In the morning, senior regulators from both sides of the Atlantic and leading figures from the global alternative investment industry will look at the controversial question of hedge fund regulation. In the afternoon, two rounds of stream sessions will examine the new frontiers of an industry being dramatically remodelled by institutionalisation; high on the agenda will be the emergence of alternative beta trackers and hedge funds’ forays into private equity and onto public markets.

Key themes:

  • The EDHEC - International Herald Tribune - CNBC Europe Hedge Fund Roundtable of Global Thought Leaders
  • Hedge Fund Replication and Hedge Fund Indices
  • Listing of Hedge Funds and Convergence with Private Equity
  • New Frontiers in Performance Analysis
  • Liability Driven Investing with Hedge Funds

State-of-the-Art Alternative Investment Conference

Wednesday, 21 November, 2007

The second day of the conference will centre on the integration of alternative investments in institutional portfolios and survey the latest trends in commodities, real estate and hedge fund investing. Senior officers from Europe’s largest pension funds and EDHEC researchers will present state-of-the-art approaches for optimal use of alternative investments in asset management and ALM. Investment managers and academics will examine stimulating product and strategy innovations affecting the various alternative classes and bring new insights to fundamental portfolio management issues.

Key themes:

  • Novel Strategies for Institutional Alternative Investment Programmes
  • Inflation Hedging with Alternative Investments
  • Design Techniques for Long-Only Absolute Return Funds
  • State-of-the-Art Commodities Investing
  • Property Derivatives and Real Estate Risk Management

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Structure:
  • Plenary sessions will feature keynote speeches from high profile industry figures of international renown, and the formal presentation of research results by EDHEC representatives followed by interactive discussions with panels of senior buy- and sell-side industry practitioners. Themes developed in the plenary sessions will provide an overall view of the EDHEC research programmes.

  • Dedicated streams will allow speakers from EDHEC and other respected research institutions to make specialised presentations and enter into more detail on the themes introduced in the plenary sessions. The streams will be run simultaneously, offering delegates a range of various topics to choose from:

    – Passive Replication of Hedge Funds: New Frontier or Mirage?
    – Hedge Funds and Private Equity
    – Hedge Funds Indices
    – Alphas, Betas - What is the True Performance of Hedge Funds?
    – The Listing of Hedge Funds
    – Liability Driven Investing with Hedge Funds
    – Asset-Liability Management with Alternative Investments
    – State-of-the-Art Commodities Investing
    – Long Only Absolute Return Funds
    – Real Estate Investment and Risk Management
  • Workshops will focus on very specific and hands-on themes:

    – SGAM AI Strategy for Seeding Hedge Fund Managers
    – The Challenges of Measuring the Risk and Performance of Hedge Funds
    – Access Routes to Alternatives: from ETFs to Funds of Funds
    – Optimal Hedge Fund Institutional Diversification
    – Capturing Risk in Hedge Funds: Moving from Positions to Strategies
    – An Undiscovered Asset Class: Highly Diversified Managed Futures
    – New Forms of Hedge Funds Structured Products
    – Achieving Performance Persistence in Hedge Fund Programmes
    – 130/30: A Major Development in Asset Management
    – Absolute Return and Alpha Overlay: Turning Theory into Reality - A Practitioner's Experience
    – Portable Beta for Portfolios of Hedge Funds



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Registration & Payment

Registration fees:
Delegate CategoryRegistration PeriodDelegate FeeVAT at
French Rate
Delegate Fee
VAT Included

Standard Rate:

Before
July 30
€750€147€897



After
July 30
€1,000€196€1,196

Investor Rate: Pension schemes, charities, endowments, foundations, insurance companies (third party asset management excluded), single family offices and
financial executives from non-financial companies
Free

  • 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.
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 from the same organisation is welcome at no extra charge. Conference documentation designed by EDHEC Business School will be made available on-line to all registered delegates whether they attend or not. EDHEC Business School reserves the right to alter the programme without notice.Register on-line:Download Registration Form:
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, 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 EAID 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.

Event Details
  When   Between 20/11/2007 08:30 AM and 21/11/2007 04:00 PM
Where   The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD, UK
 
Contact Details
  Name   Mélanie Ruiz
E-mail   EAID2007@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 (0)4 93 18 78 19
 
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