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Institutional Investment EDHEC Institutional Days 2009 26-27 May, 2009 - Paris, France
Bringing research insights to institutional investors


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 2009 will comprise five major events that will allow professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques, and benchmark practices to research advances:
  • The ETF and Indexation Summit will provide practitioners with the outputs of EDHEC’s research in the fields of risk management and asset allocation supported by Exchange Traded Funds and indices. The summit will be devoted this year to new applications with ETFs.

  • The EDHEC–Wall Street Journal Europe Global Institutional Investment Conference will bring together foremost figures from sovereign investment vehicles to discuss EDHEC’s latest research on asset-liability management and risk management for Sovereign Wealth Funds at the EDHEC-Wall Street Journal Europe Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum. The stream sessions will explore EDHEC's research on a variety of core concerns for institutional investors and will include comments and opinion from high-level representatives of the financial services industry.

  • At the EuroPerformance–EDHEC Alpha League Table Forum, the asset managers recognised for the quality of their active management of equities will discuss the sources of their outperformance.

  • The inaugural EDHEC-Robeco-Journal of Portfolio Management Award will be presented to the authors of the research paper published in the Journal of Portfolio Management in 2008 with the most relevance for the European institutional investment industry.

  • The Annual Conference on French Institutional Asset Management will provide a synthesis of regulatory issues and of the techniques of French institutional asset management.


Programme

EDHEC ETF and Indexation Summit

Tuesday, 26 May 2009: 08:00-17:15

Plenary session:

ETFs in Institutional Investment – EDHEC European ETF Survey 2009:

• Unveiling the results of an exclusive survey of 300 top European investors
• New trends in ETF usage
• Perceived benefits and drawbacks of ETF vis-à-vis other indexing products
• Adoption of ETFs and the core satellite framework across the various asset classes

Stream sessions:

• 1: New forms of equity indices
• 2: Using dynamic core satellite techniques in an absolute return context
• 3: Property indices
• 4: Optimal risk management with ETFs
• 5: New forms of bond indexing

EDHEC-Wall Street Journal Europe Global Institutional Investment Conference



Wednesday, 27 May, 2009: 08:30-17:15

Plenary session:

ALM and risk management for sovereign wealth funds:

• What should the role of sovereign investment vehicles be in the current crisis? (Sovereign Wealth Funds as intertemporal economic stabilisers)
• Designing a formal investment management model for sovereign wealth funds
• Accounting for the (risks of) variability of state contributions in asset allocation
• Identifying the liabilities of sovereign funds and their consequences for investment management
• Reconciling optimal asset allocation and concentrated portfolios of strategic
holdings and large-stake financial investments

Stream sessions:

• 6: The impact of the regulatory environment on the financial management of European pension funds
• 7: Target-date funds
• 8: Exploiting the credit market recovery
• 9: How to reconcile short-term constraints and long-term objectives?
• 10: The performance and risk reporting needs of institutional investors
• 11: The place of equity structured products in institutional investment

The EDHEC-Robeco-Journal of Portfolio Management Award 2009



Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: 17:15-18:30

The inaugural EDHEC-Robeco-Journal of Portfolio Management Award will be presented to the authors of the research paper published in the Journal of Portfolio Management in 2008 with the most relevance for the European institutional investment industry. This paper will be presented at the conference in a dedicated session that will follow the presentation of the award.

EuroPerformance–EDHEC Alpha League Table Forum



Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: 10:45-12:00; 16:00-17:15
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009: 10:45-12:00; 16:00-17:15


At the EuroPerformance–EDHEC Alpha League Table Forum the asset managers recognised for the quality of their active management of equities will discuss the sources of their outperformance:

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

Annual Conference on French Institutional Asset Management



Tuesday, 26 May, 2009: 10:45-12:00; 16:00-17:15
Wednesday, 27 May, 2009: 10:45-12:00; 16:00-17:15


Conference delivered in French with no translation provided.

The Annual Conference on French Institutional Asset Management will provide a synthesis of regulatory issues and of the techniques of French institutional asset management. It will deal with key issues such as the IFRS and Solvency II constraints on institutional investment, the performance of Socially Responsible Investment funds, the impact of Solvency II on the management of insurance companies, and the lessons to be drawn from the financial crisis for institutional investment.

La conférence annuelle de la gestion institutionnelle française propose une synthèse des enjeux réglementaires et techniques de la gestion institutionnelle française. Elle abordera des sujets clés tels que les contraintes IFRS et Solvabilité II sur la gestion institutionnelle, les performances des fonds socialement responsables, l’impact de Solvabilité II sur la gestion des compagnies d’assurance, et les leçons à tirer de la crise pour la gestion institutionnelle :

• Les fonds ISR tiennent ils leurs promesses ?
• Comment tenir compte des contraintes IFRS et Solvabilité II pour la gestion institutionnelle ?
• Quelles leçons tirer de la crise pour la gestion institutionnelle ?
• L’impact de Solvabilité II sur la gestion des compagnies d’assurance


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Registration & Payment

Registration fees:


Delegate CategoryDelegate FeeVAT at French RateDelegate Fee (including VAT)

Representatives of pension schemes, charities, endowments, foundations, insurance companies (third party asset management excluded), single family offices and non-financial companies

Free

Early bird rate (40% discount) before 30 March 2009

€600€117.60€717.60

Standard rate

€1,000€196€1,196

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.

  • The Annual Conference on French Institutional Asset Management is restricted to French-speaking institutional investors only.

  • In order to encourage a high level of interaction, plenary sessions at the EDHEC Institutional Days 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.

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

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



Partners

Global Event Partners:
BNP Paribas Securities Services
BNP Paribas Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives
BNP Paribas Investment Partners



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EuroPerformance-EDHEC Alpha League Forum Special Guests:



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EDHEC-JPM Award 2009 Sponsor:



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Venue

Location of the CNIT conference centre:



Event Details
  When   Between 26/05/2009 08:00 AM and 27/05/2009 05:30 PM
Where   The CNIT, La Défense, Paris, France
 
Contact Details
  Name   Mélanie Ruiz
E-mail   eid2009@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 (0)4 93 18 78 19
 
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