EDHEC Risk Smart Beta Day North America 2016


The EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day is organized by an academic research center for the benefit of professionals. It presents the research carried out by EDHEC-Risk Institute and discusses it with the institutional investor and financial advisory communities.

The conference enables participants to have access to the latest conceptual advances and research results in smart beta investing and to discuss their implications and applications with researchers who combine expertise of advanced financial techniques with a sound awareness of their industry relevance.

The event is structured to appeal to asset owners and their direct investment consultants and financial advisors. The one-day conference will include multiple plenary sessions allowing professionals to review major industry challenges, explore state-of-the-art investment techniques and benchmark practices to advances in research.

Part I of the conference will focus on smart beta indexation and factor investing and will present and discuss the latest research results on the equality of value indices, smart beta and low carbon, factor crowding and the robustness and live performance of smart beta.

Part II will focus on smart beta solutions and will present research of great interest to asset owners on defensive strategies and risk allocation solutions.

EDHEC-Risk Smart Beta Day North America 2016 is organized by EDHEC-Risk Institute in partnership with ERI Scientific Beta.

The full programme is available here.


Felix Goltz, PhD, Head of Applied Research, EDHEC-Risk Institute and Research Director, ERI Scientific Beta
Eric Shirbini, PhD, Global Product Specialist, ERI Scientific Beta
Noël Amenc, PhD, Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School and CEO, ERI Scientific Beta


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The conference is reserved for asset owners (including pension schemes, charities, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, single family offices and financial executives from non-financial companies) and institutional consultants.

Admission to the seminar is complimentary and by invitation only.

To register, please visit https://www.regonline.co.uk/smartbetadayus2016.