Mass Customization Versus Mass Production in Investment Management

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Existing financial products marketed as “retirement investment solutions” do not meet the needs of future retirees in securing their essential goals of minimum levels of replacement income (focus on safety) while generating a relatively high probability of achieving their aspirational goals, expressed in terms of target levels of replacement income (focus on performance). Meaningful solutions should combine safety and performance to meet this dual objective.

In this webinar, Lionel Martellini analysed how the retirement investing problem can be formally framed within the context of goal-based investing principles. He also discusses the challenges posed by mass-customization constraints.



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Lionel Martellini is Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School, Director, EDHEC-Risk Institute. Lionel Martellini is a specialist in fixed income modelling, derivatives, asset allocation and retirement solutions. He was previously on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and has also held a visiting position at Princeton University. He has served as a consultant to various institutional investors, investment banks, and asset management firms on questions related to risk management, asset allocation decisions and investment solutions. His research on asset management, portfolio theory, derivatives valuation, fixed income products, and alternative investment has appeared in leading academic and practitioners’ journals. He was awarded the Inquire Europe First Prize in 2009/2010 for his work on dynamic liability-driven investing strategies. He sits on the editorial boards of various journals including the Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Portfolio Management.



4 September, 2017 at 6.00pm CEST.



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