LONDON, NEW YORK, Nice, France, SINGAPORE, April 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
This one-day conference represents the third time our institutions have joined forces to present our academic research results in finance and the usefulness of our conclusions for the industry to professionals. This event is intended to provide a selected number of investment professionals with the latest academic insights into institutional money management.
Themes such as factor investing, synthetic diversification, predictability of bond and stock returns, asset pricing and liquidity risk will be addressed during the conference.
Keynote speakers from both Princeton University and EDHEC-Risk Institute will take part in this event, among whom Jianqing Fan, Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, and Chairman of the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE), Princeton University; René Garcia, Professor of Finance and Director of the PhD in Finance, EDHEC-Risk Institute; Valentin Haddad, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Princeton University; Lionel Martellini, Professor of Finance, EDHEC-Risk Institute; John Mulvey, Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, ORFE Department, Princeton University; and Raman Uppal, Professor of Finance, EDHEC-Risk Institute.
The format of the conference is intended to facilitate exchanges of views between academics and practitioners, involving presentations by a member of the faculty of Princeton University or EDHEC-Risk Institute, followed by a discussion with the audience.
The conference programme can be found here.
About EDHEC-Risk Institute
Since 2001, EDHEC Business School has been pursuing an ambitious policy in terms of international research. This policy, known as "Research for Business", aims to make EDHEC an academic institution of reference for the industry in a small number of areas in which the school has reached critical mass in terms of expertise and research results. Among these areas, asset and risk management have occupied privileged positions, leading to the creation in 2001 of a major research facility: EDHEC-Risk Institute. This institute now boasts a team of over 95 permanent professors, engineers and support staff, as well as 48 research associates from the financial industry and affiliate professors.
EDHEC-Risk Institute is located at campuses in Singapore, which was established at the invitation of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); the City of London in the United Kingdom; Nice and Paris in France; and New York in the United States. The philosophy of the institute is to validate its work by publication in prestigious academic journals, but also to make it available to professionals and to participate in industry debate through its Position Papers, published studies and conferences. Each year, EDHEC-Risk organises three conferences for professionals in order to present the results of its research, one in London (EDHEC-Risk Days Europe), one in Singapore (EDHEC-Risk Days Asia), and one in New York (EDHEC-Risk Days North America) attracting more than 2,500 professional delegates.
To ensure the distribution of its research to the industry, EDHEC-Risk also provides professionals with access to its website, www.edhec-risk.com, which is entirely devoted to international risk and asset management research. The website, which has more than 65,000 regular visitors, is aimed at professionals who wish to benefit from EDHEC-Risk's analysis and expertise in the area of applied portfolio management research. Its monthly newsletter is distributed to more than 1.5 million readers.
EDHEC-Risk Institute also has highly significant executive education activities for professionals. In partnership with CFA Institute, it has developed advanced seminars based on its research which are available to CFA charterholders and have been taking place since 2008 in New York, Singapore and London. EDHEC-Risk Institute has an original PhD in Finance programme which, in addition to its highly selective residential track for young talents worldwide, has an executive track for high level professionals who already have master's degrees from prestigious universities and significant industry experience. These professionals are looking to go beyond their usual activities in order to develop research on the concepts that are relevant to their occupation. Complementing the core faculty, this unique PhD in Finance programme has highly prestigious affiliate faculty from universities such as Princeton, Wharton, Oxford, Chicago and CalTech.
In 2012, EDHEC-Risk Institute signed two strategic partnership agreements with the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department of Princeton University to set up a joint research programme in the area of risk and investment management, and with Yale School of Management to set up joint certified executive training courses in North America and Europe in the area of investment management.
Building on its experience in the area of beta analysis and creation, EDHEC-Risk Institute has also created ERI Scientific Beta, which aims to be the leading provider of advanced beta for the investment industry. This initiative is based on all of the research conducted by EDHEC in the area of indices and benchmarks.
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