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DHEC Infrastructure Institute-Singapore (EDHECinfra) recently conducted an in-depth survey with 184 asset owners, managers and infrastructure specialists globally, to find out what their perceptions and expectations of infrastructure investment are.Download filesTYPE OF DOCUMENT : POSITION PAPER
Liliana Arias, Guillaume Déderen, Philippe Foulquier, Tristan-Pierre Maury:
Début 2015, la BCE a décidé de procéder à un assouplissement quantitatif (Quantitative Easing) pour éviter une spirale déflationniste. Notre objectif, après avoir montré en quoi cette situation de taux d’intérêt bas constitue pour le secteur de l’assurance un véritable défi, est de proposer des solutions pour affronter ce contexte.
Michel Brocard, François-Serge Lhabitant:
This paper reviews the legal and operational structures typically used by hedge funds, their managers, sponsors and investors in order to optimise their tax setup.
Jean-Michel Maeso, Lionel Martellini:
The present publication was produced as part of the “Risk Allocation Solutions” research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute, in partnership with Lyxor Asset Management.
This report provides a detailed overview and analysis of the forthcoming new framework to be used by large financial institutions to determine initial margin (IM)
and variation margin (VM) payments when trading non-cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.
Noël Amenc, Felix Goltz, Véronique Le Sourd, Ashish Lodh, Sivagaminathan Sivasubramanian:
EDHEC-Risk Institute conducted its 9th survey of European investment professionals about the usage and perceptions of ETFs at the end of 2015.
Over the last 15 years or so, the investment industry has experienced a series of profound structural changes, and an increasing number of serious new challenges are being faced by both institutional and individual investors as a result of these changes.
Juha Joenväärä, Bernd Scherer:
Using FoFs’ holdings data, we analyse the diversification choices of fund of hedge fund managers. Diversification is not a free lunch. It is not available for every fund of fund.
Adrian Fernandez-Perez, Bart Frijns, Ana-Maria Fuertes, Joëlle Miffre:
Investors are known to display a preference for equities with positive skews (or lottery-like payoffs) and an aversion to equities with negative skews (or those for which the probability of large losses is higher than that of similar large gains).
Noël Amenc, Sivagaminathan Sivasubramanian, Jakub Ulahel:
With recent developments in risk factor-based investing, many index providers, and more generally investment product providers, offer strategies that help investors gain exposure to various identified risk factors such as value, momentum and size, amongst others.
Hilary Till: This survey paper will discuss the (potential) structural sources of return for both CTAs and commodity indices based on a review of empirical research articles from both academics and practitioners.Download filesTYPE OF DOCUMENT : WORKING PAPER
Timotheos Angelidis, Athanasios Sakkas, Nikolaos Tessaromatis:
This study provides evidence using data from the G7 countries suggesting that return dispersion may serve as an economic state variable in that it reliably predicts time-variation in economic activity, market returns, the value and momentum premia and market volatility.
Lionel Martellini, Vincent Milhau: This paper examines the relative efficiency of standard forms of practical implementation of the factor investing paradigm based on commonly-used factors in the equity, fixed-income and commodity universes.Download filesTYPE OF DOCUMENT : EDHEC PUBLICATION
Joëlle Miffre, Ana-Maria Fuertes, Adrian Fernandez-Perez:
This paper shows that backwardation versus contango factor-mimicking portfolios exhibit in-sample and out-of-sample predictive power for the first two moments of the distribution of long-run aggregate market returns and for the business cycle.
Frédéric Palomino :
In 2013, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) put in place a Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulation, according to which clubs eligible to participate in the Champions League or the Europa League must break-even financially.
Noël Amenc, Saad Badaoui, Felix Goltz, Véronique Le Sourd, Ashish Lodh:
EDHEC-Risk carried out a survey among a representative sample of investment professionals to identify their views and uses of alternative equity beta.
Noël Amenc, Kumar Gautam, Felix Goltz, Nicolas Gonzalez, Jan-Philip Schade:
A standard practice in reporting geographic exposure of equity portfolios is to report breakdown of portfolio constituents by country or region, which are assigned to a stock based on its place of listing, incorporation or headquarters.
Noël Amenc, Felix Goltz, Véronique Le Sourd, Ashish Lodh, Eric Shirbini:
EDHEC Risk Institute conducted its 8th survey of European investment professionals about the usage and perceptions of ETFs at the end of 2014.
Kevin E. Beaubrun-Diant, Tristan-Pierre Maury:
Cette étude revient sur une mesure phare destinée à soutenir les marchés immobiliers lors de la crise de 2009 : le « doublement » du Prêt à Taux Zéro (PTZ).
Adrian Buss, Raman Uppal, Grigory Vilkov:
Alternative assets, such as private equity, hedge funds, and real assets, are illiquid and opaque, and thus pose a challenge to traditional models of asset allocation.
Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Majid Hassan:
This paper, which is drawn from the Meridiam and Campbell Lutyens Research Chair at EDHEC on Infrastructure Equity Investment Management and Benchmarking, proposes a valuation framework for privately-held and very illiquid assets such as equity stakes in infrastructure projects.
Carlos Heitor Campani:
We provide a solution for evaluating non-conventional projects, firstly showing that the well-known modified internal rate of return does not correctly answer what investors want to measure.
This article is based on the author’s lecture, “Oil Futures Prices and OPEC’s Spare Capacity,” which was delivered at the University of Colorado-Denver Business School’s J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities on September 18, 2014 as part of the Center’s Encana Distinguished Lecture Series.
Frédéric Blanc-Brude, Majid Hasan, Omneia R.H. Ismail:
The purpose of the present publication, “Unlisted Infrastructure Debt Valuation & Performance Measurement”, which is drawn from the NATIXIS research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on the “Investment and Governance Characteristics of Infrastructure Debt Instruments”, is to design the first academically robust, yet operationally implementable valuation and risk measurement framework for investing in illiquid infrastructure debt.
Maxime Bonelli, Daniel Mantilla-Garcia:
We propose a variation of a predictive system that incorporates two (additional) economically motivated assumptions about the dynamics of expected returns, namely 1) their positivity, and 2) a time-varying volatility correlated with economic regimes.