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Institutional Investment EDHEC Institutional Days 2008 12-13 June, 2008 - Paris, France
Bringing research insights to institutional investors






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The EDHEC Institutional Days are organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals to present the applied research conducted by the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre and discuss its results with the institutional investor and fund manager communities.

EDHEC Institutional Days 2008 will comprise an unprecedented number of events allowing professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques, and benchmark practices against research advances:

EDHEC ETF Summit: Surveying the New ETF Landscape

Thursday, 12 June, 2008: 08:30-17:30

EDHEC’s second ETF Summit will review the new ETF landscape, looking at new uses for classic ETFs, novel forms of investment in the traditional classes, including new types of equity indices and new ETFs offering access to alternative strategies and classes:

EDHEC European ETF Survey 2008
• What are the new trends in ETF usage?
• How do ETFs compare with other indexing products?
• Can ETFs provide optimal access to alternative classes?

Achieving Absolute Returns with ETFs
• How to apply dynamic risk budgeting in the core-satellite framework
• How to implement long-only absolute return strategies with ETFs

New Forms of Indices and Benchmarks
• Do fundamental index® strategies outperform?
• How to design efficient indices and optimal benchmarks?
Fundamental Index® is a trade-mark of Research Affiliates, LLC.

EDHEC–Wall Street Journal Europe Institutional Investor Forum

Friday, 13 June, 2008: 08:45-11:00

The inaugural edition of the EDHEC–Wall Street Journal Europe Institutional Investor Forum proposes to bring together the foremost representatives of European pension schemes, insurance companies, and regulatory authorities to debate the key issues affecting the pensions and investment industry.

Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, and the European Regulator: Reconciling short-term prudential requirements with long-term economic performance

Pension Fund Conference

Emerging Trends in Asset Management
Thursday, 12 June, 2008: 14:30-18:30

Regulatory Changes and New Techniques for Institutional Investors
Friday, 13 June 2008: 12:00-17:45

The first EDHEC Pension Fund Conference will feature presentations of the latest results of EDHEC’s research into the management of pension funds. The first day of the conference will present scientific recommendations, review best industry practices for institutional investment management, and shed light on the new forms of indices and benchmarks which have captured the attention of pension funds. The second day of the conference will centre on regulatory challenges faced by European institutional investors and present new techniques for pension fund management.

EDHEC European Investment Practices Survey 2008
• How do current investment and risk budgeting processes compare with academic recommendations and best practices?
• How do institutional investors measure performance and evaluate managers?
• Do risk reporting practices meet investors' needs?

Integrating Regulatory and Accounting Constraints into Institutional Investment Management
• What are the limits imposed on ALM by regulatory and accounting constraints?
• How to formalise the integration of equities for wage-indexation
• What to learn from best practices across Europe

Dynamic Risk Budgeting in ALM
• What is the practical meaning of the separation theorem for ALM and LDI?
• How to implement dynamic LDI solutions and dissymmetric ALM risk budget management

The IPE-EDHEC Institutional Asset Management Awards

Thursday, 12 June, 2008: 19:15-20:30

Rewarding institutional asset managers for the quality of their active portfolio management, long-term allocation choices, and risk management

Investment & Pensions Europe and EDHEC have set up the Institutional Asset Management Awards (IAMAs) to distinguish asset managers on objective and transparent criteria by using state-of-the-art financial research. The IAMAs quantitatively evaluate the quality of the institutional asset management offerings in Europe taking into account not only the performance of active portfolio management (alpha), but also the relevance of the long-term allocation choices (beta) and the quality of risk management.

The rules and methodology of the awards have been validated by an international advisory committee of 12 key representatives from Europe’s institutional investment community. The committee has defined the rules for the prizes guaranteeing that the categories are representative of the main asset management offerings and correspond to institutional investors’ manager selection and allocation practices.

The IPE-EDHEC Institutional Asset Management Awards are prepared with the support of EuroPerformance.

At the inaugural award ceremony, fifteen Institutional Asset Management Awards will be presented to winning asset managers by members of the international advisory committee.

EuroPerformance–EDHEC Alpha League Table Forum

Thursday, 12 June, 2008: 11:15-17:30
Friday, 13 June, 2008: 09:00-11:30; 16:15-17:15

At the EuroPerformance–EDHEC Alpha League Table Forum the asset management companies recognised at the European level for their active management of equities within the framework of the Alpha League Table drawn up by EuroPerformance and EDHEC and published by the Financial Times and Les Echos will present their investment processes and discuss the sources of their outperformance. These presentations will be introduced by EuroPerformance’s analysts.

• What are the investment processes implemented by leading asset managers?
• What are their sources of outperformance?

State-of-the-Art Institutional Asset Management Master Class

Friday, 13 June, 2008: 08:30-17:45

Limited enrolment master class delivered in French with no translation provided – access restricted to pension schemes, endowments, charities, foundations, non-financial companies, and insurance companies.

• How to optimise asset allocation and risk management processes
• Why and how to implement dynamic asset-liability management
• How to reconcile absolute-return investment management with institutional

Institutional Investment Management Seminars

Thursday, 12 June, 2008: 11:15-13:15
Friday, 13 June 2008: 12:00-17:45

Seminars are delivered either in French or in English and no translation is provided.

The Institutional Investment Management Seminars will focus on institutional investment in alternative classes and strategies and present novel approaches to inflation hedging.

Commodities Investment (in English)
• What is the potential of commodities as an asset class?
• How to create successful commodities programmes

Novel Approaches to Inflation Hedging (in English)
• How to optimise the use of real assets for inflation hedging
• What hedging strategies to implement against wage inflation

Alternative Strategies 2008 (in French)
• What are the benefits of hedge funds in ALM?
• How to manage the operational risks of hedge funds
• Why invest in real estate and how
• What is the significance of property derivatives?

programme in English

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Registration & Payment

Registration fees:

Delegate CategoryDelegate FeeVAT at French Rate (19.6%)*Delegate Fee VAT Included*

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


CFA Institute Member rate: available to regular members of CFA Institute, CFA charterholder members, and affiliate members of CFA Institute

€330 €64.68€394.68

Standard rate

€550 €107.80€657.80

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.

  • 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.

  • The State-of-the Art Institutional Asset Management Master Class on 13 June is restricted to French-speaking institutional investors only.

  • To allow the largest number of people to participate in as many sessions as possible, please indicate planned attendance by ticking the appropriate boxes for each delegate on the registration form. Since enrolment in workshops and stream sessions is limited, attendees for whom no selection information is available will be given access subject to availability.

  • Conference documentation designed by EDHEC Business School will be made available online to all registered delegates whether they attend or not.

  • EDHEC Business School reserves the right to alter the programme without notice.
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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 EID 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.

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Hotel Accommodation:

Paris attracts many tourists and hosts many city-wide conventions, so EDHEC Risk has reserved rooms in hotels in different price categories. Most of the hotels are located near the CNIT Conference centre, or within walking distance of the Metro line 1 or the RER A, less than a 10-minute transfer to the conference venue. Hotel reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please address all inquiries directly to Lafayette Travel:


Event Details
  When   Between 12/06/2008 08:30 AM and 13/06/2008 06:00 PM
Where   The CNIT, La Défense, Paris, France
Contact Details
  Name   Mélanie Ruiz
E-mail   eid2008@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 (0)4 93 18 78 19
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