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Asset Management EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2014 25-26 March, 2014 - London, United Kingdom

Bringing Research Insights to
Institutional Investment Professionals


Organised by an academic research centre for the benefit of professionals, EDHEC-Risk Days Europe presents the research conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discusses it with the institutional investor and fund manager communities.

As such, the Institute wishes to enable participants at EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2014 to have access to the latest in the application of academic research and to debate and discuss these issues with researchers who not only have cutting-edge knowledge of analytical and research methods in finance but are also fully aware of the consequences of these methods for the financial industry.

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.


On the first day, the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference will explore beyond the traditional approach of fundamental indexation and look at smart beta allocation, new index and benchmark offerings in the equity and fixed income universes and risk management. The conference will also be the occasion to discover new research on portfolio construction and efficient risk diversification. The roundtable will address questions about index transparency and investor expectations.

On the second day, the Global Institutional Investment Conference will present the results of EDHEC-Risk research on themes of great interest to institutional investors, including systematic strategies in long-only equity investing and alternative investments, Solvency II, new research on infrastructure investing, liability hedging portfolios and risk parity.

Day One

Tuesday 25 March, 2014: 08:00-18:30

Indexation and Passive Investment Conference

Roundtable: Index Transparency; What Investors Expect

The Development of Passive Investment in Europe

Morning stream sessions
• Where does Smart Beta Performance come from? Neither Alpha nor Malkiel's Monkey
• How to Measure and Manage the Risks of Smart Beta Benchmark Construction
• PhD Forum

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

Afternoon stream sessions
• Towards Smarter Bond Benchmarks – Optimizing Bond Portfolios with Duration Constraints
• From Factor Indices to Smart Factor Indices
• PhD Forum

Measuring Risk Diversification of Indices

Day Two

Wednesday 26 March, 2014: 08:00-16:45

Global Institutional Investment Conference

Multi Smart Beta Risk Allocation

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

Afternoon stream sessions
• Investors’ Practices for Beta Strategies: A Survey on the use of Alternative Beta in Long-Only Equity Investing and in Alternative Investments
• Long-Term Allocation and Risk Management
• Making Infrastructure Investment Relevant for Long-Term Investors
• Fixed Income and Long-Term Investing in the Solvency II Framework
• Optimising the Compression Cycle: Reducing Systemic Risk in the OTC Derivatives Market
• New Frontiers in Risk Parity


Consult the list of confirmed speakers.

Registration & Payment

Registration fees:

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

Early bird rate delegate fee (until 31 January, 2014)


Standard rate two days delegate fee


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 (0)4 93 18 78 37.

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 2014 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 eridayseurope2014@edhec-risk.com.


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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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 put together around two main events: the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference and the Global Institutional Investment Conference.

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.


EDHEC-Risk Days Europe 2014 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.


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 25/03/2014 08:00 AM and 26/03/2014 05:00 PM
Where   The Mermaid, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, Greater London, EC4V 3DB, United Kingdom
Contact Details
  Name   Joanne Finlay
E-mail   joanne.finlay@edhec-risk.com
Phone   +33 (0)4 93 18 78 37