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Following the success of the second edition of the EDHEC-PRINCETON "Academia meets Practice" Conference, which attracted more than 150 finance professionals in 2013, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Princeton University will be organising the 2015 edition of the conference at The Princeton Club of New York on 23 April, 2015.
On the occasion of the EDHEC-Risk Days conference, which took place in London on March 24 and 25, 2015, Tomas Franzén, Chief Investment Strategist with the Swedish national pension fund AP2 and chairman of EDHEC-Risk Institute’s International Advisory Board, announced the resignation of Professor Noël Amenc from his role as Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.
In a new publication entitled “Accounting for Geographic Exposure in Performance and Risk Reporting for Equity Portfolios”, EDHEC-Risk Institute underlines the usefulness of analysing the performance and risks of portfolios, by taking into account their geographic equity exposure based on real economic activity and not only on their place of listing or, more generally, the nationality assigned to them in market indices.
A new paper entitled “The Valuation of Privately-Held Infrastructure Equity Investments,” drawn from the Meridiam and Campbell Lutyens research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “Infrastructure Equity Investment Management and Benchmarking,” contributes a rigorous valuation framework to the debate on the benchmarking of privately-held infrastructure equity investments. The study also proposes a parsimonious data collection template, which can be used on an industry-wide basis to improve existing knowledge of the performance of privately-held infrastructure equity investments on an ongoing basis.
EDHEC-Risk Institute has announced the results of the EDHEC European ETF Survey 2014, a comprehensive survey of 222 European ETF investors. The survey was conducted as part of the Amundi ETF & Indexing research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “ETF and Passive Investment Strategies.”
In an open letter addressed to the Chair of the European Parliament ECON committee, Roberto Gualtieri on February 20, 2015, EDHEC-Risk Institute has expressed its concern about the new draft text which is being proposed for a vote by the committee on March 9, which plans to remove all obligations of transparency from the initial project for regulation of indices used as benchmarks.
Frank Fabozzi has been awarded the James R. Vertin Award by the CFA Institute Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that sponsors independent research for investors and investment professionals around the world.
Any investment process should start with a proper understanding of investors' problems. Individual investors, just like institutional investors, do not need investment products with alleged superior performance. They need investment solutions that could help them meet their goals subject to a number of monetary and risk budget constraints.
Fixed-income investing, factor-based investment strategies, smart beta and multi-index allocation, infrastructure, commodities and hedge fund investing are among the topics to be presented at the EDHEC-Risk Days 2015 conference at The Brewery in London on March 24-25 next.
Rothschild & Cie and EDHEC-Risk Institute have announced the creation of a new research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute entitled “Active Allocation to Smart Factor Indices.”
The success or failure of satisfying investors’ objectives does not critically depend upon the stand-alone performance of a particular fund nor that of a given asset class. It depends instead upon how well the performance of the investors’ portfolios dynamically interacts with the risk factors impacting the present value of investors’ goals as well as the present value of non-tradable assets and future income streams, if any.
A new EDHEC-Risk Institute publication entitled “Risk Allocation, Factor Investing and Smart Beta: Reconciling Innovations in Equity Portfolio Construction,” drawn from the Amundi ETF & Indexing research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “ETF and Passive Investment Strategies,” shows that it is possible to reconcile the performance of smart beta with control over the risk of the investment.
A new paper entitled “Unlisted Infrastructure Debt Valuation and Performance Measurement”, drawn from the Natixis research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on the “Investment and Governance Characteristics of Infrastructure Debt Instruments,” proposes the first academically robust, yet operationally implementable valuation and risk measurement framework for illiquid infrastructure debt.