Since 2001, EDHEC 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 80 permanent professors, engineers and support staff, as well as 18 research associates from the financial industry and 6 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, and Nice, France. In addition, it has a research team located in the United States.
The research projects managed at EDHEC-Risk Institute receive the support of several financial companies representing some thirty different sponsors (including AXA Investment Managers, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, CME Group, Deutsche Bank, Eurex, iShares, NYSE Euronext, HSBC, Pictet, Robeco, Rothschild & Cie, Russell Investments, Newedge, SocGen, State Street, UBS, and many others).
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 two conferences for professionals in order to present the results of its research, one in London (EDHEC-Risk Days – Europe) and one in Singapore (EDHEC-Risk Days – Asia), attracting more than 2,000 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 50,000 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 1,000,000 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 masters 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.
This white paper analyses the bond Solvency Capital Requirement as a risk measure, the effects of this risk measure on bond management within a return volatility-Value-at-Risk-SCR universe, and whether Solvency II will lead to a new bond hierarchy and arbitrage opportunities.
This note discusses the need to regulate financial markets and institutions, the benefits and costs of this regulation, and whether regulation needs to be undertaken by public/government agencies or can be left to private entities.
This research was produced as part of the "Regulation and Institutional Investment" research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute, in partnership with AXA Investment Managers.
This research was produced as part of the "Asset-Liability Management Techniques for Sovereign Wealth Fund Management" research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute, in partnership with Deutsche Bank.
This research was produced as part of the "Asset-Liability Management and Institutional Investment Management" research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute, in partnership with BNP Paribas Investment Partners.
Pension Fund Investment in Social Infrastructure: Insights from the 2012 reform of the private finance initiative in the United Kingdom
In February 2012, EDHEC-Risk Institute responded to the UK Treasury’s Call for Evidence about the reform of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) with a particular reference to the opportunity for pension funds to invest in infrastructure assets, which the UK Treasury has earmarked as a priority…