Having learned through the recent crises about the limited payoffs and significant risks of excessive reliance on security asset selection models, investment managers and institutional investors are showing unprecedented interest in asset allocation approaches as sources of performance.
It is against this backdrop that in 2008, CFA Institute and EDHEC-Risk Institute, the premier European institution for applied research into risk and investment management, partnered to offer advanced executive education programmes to senior investment industry professionals and introduced what remains their flagship programme – the three-day “Advances in Asset Allocation” seminar. The course presents the latest research in advances in asset allocation and examines emerging trends to clarify the sometimes fuzzy distinction between true innovation and mere marketing claims.
This event is a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth appreciation of the concepts and techniques that will shape the future of investment management and to acquire practical tools and novel investment approaches to improve asset allocation and risk management processes and design new products.
In the past seven years, the Advances in Asset Allocation Seminar has attracted close to 700 participants from 42 countries and 5 continents and received excellent feedback from participants from a wide cross-section of buy- and sell-side institutions, including pension funds and foundations, insurance companies, sovereign investment vehicles, asset management companies, private banks, investment banks, consultancies, and regulatory authorities.
The next events will take place on 17-19 November 2015 in London, and on 12-14 July in New York. The seminars will be conducted by Professor Lionel Martellini (pictured), Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute, who has an established reputation for leveraging academic insights to address practical issues.