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About EDHEC-Risk Institute

Academic Roots & Practitioner Reach

For more than 15 years, EDHEC Business School has been pursuing an ambitious policy in terms of practically relevant academic research. This policy, known as “Make an Impact”, 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, investment management has occupied a privileged position, leading to the creation in 2001 of EDHEC-Risk Institute, which has developed a far-reaching portfolio of research and educational initiatives in the domain of investment solutions for institutional and individual investors.

This Institute boasts a team of permanent professors, engineers and support staff, as well as a large number of affiliate professors and research associates from the financial industry among its ranks. EDHEC-Risk Institute has campuses in the City of London (United Kingdom) and Nice (France). Its philosophy is to validate its work by publishing in international academic journals, as well as to make it available to the sector through position papers, published studies, online courses, on-campus workshops and global conferences.


To ensure the dissemination of its research to the investment industry, EDHEC-Risk also provides professionals with access to its website,, which has more than 80,000 visitors and is devoted to asset and risk management research, with a focus on investment solutions. Finally, its quarterly newsletter is distributed to over 100,000 readers.

In addition to the EDHEC Alternative Indexes, which are used as performance benchmarks for risk analysis by hedge fund investors, and the EDHEC-IEIF Monthly Commercial Property index, which tracks the performance of the French commercial property market through property investment firms (SCPIs), EDHEC-Risk has recently launched a series of new initiatives to maximize the impact of its research:



Building on the cutting-edge research of the faculty, EDHEC-Risk Institute creates programmes to help executives level up their financial expertise on topics of considerable interest in the asset management industry: factor investing, goal-based investing, sustainable investing, data science and machine learning.

EDHEC-Risk’s mission is to give participants an edge in today’s fast-changing landscape, with programmes designed to guide them towards converting theoretical concepts into practical results. Courses are run in different formats to match the market’s needs: 100 % on line, on-site, blended or bespoke programmes. To date, 2,500 professionals have chosen EDHEC-Risk Institute to help them address their challenges.


As part of its policy of transferring know-how to the investment industry, EDHEC-Risk Institute set up Scientific Beta, an original initiative to boost the take-up of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the whole investment industry. On 31 January 2020, Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta, a transaction that vindicates the school’s “Make an Impact” model and its focus on producing research that is useful for both students and businesses.

EDHEC-Risk Institute also contributed to the launch of EDHEC Infrastructure Institute (EDHECinfra), a spin-off dedicated to benchmarking private infrastructure investments. EDHECinfra is now a provider of research and indices on unlisted infrastructure investments.



Research Team


Professor - EDHEC Development Director - CEO ERI Scientific Beta

CALVET Laurent, PhD





Quantitative Research Engineer

LE SOURD Véronique

Senior Research Engineer

MAESO Jean-Michel

Senior Quantitative Research Engineer


Professor - Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute

MILHAU Vincent, PhD

Research Director

REBONATO Riccardo, PhD




UPPAL Raman, PhD


GIANFRATE Gianfranco, PhD








Research Associates


  • Nessim Ait-Kacimi,Journalist/Editor, Les Echos
  • Cybele Almeida, Investment Algorithms & Validation, UBS Wealth Management
  • Carlos Heitor-Campani, Professor of Finance, COPPEAD Graduate School of Business
  • Catherine D’Hondt, Associate Professor of Finance, Louvain School of Management
  • Stéphane Daul-Egger, Deputy Head of Investment Solutions, Pictet Asset Management
  • Michael Edesess,Chief Investment Strategist, Compendium Finance
  • Chris Firth,CEO and Co-Founder, dollarDEX Investments Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Kelvin Foo Chiah Shiung,Senior Risk Manager for Global Private Banking and Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Daniel Giamouridis,Global Head of Scientific Implementation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Béatrice Guedj, Head of Research and Innovation, Swiss Life REIM
  • Jonathan Harris, Project Lead, PCG Investments
  • Jeroen Jansen, Lecturer In Finance & Investments, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
  • Seong-Han Kim, Managing Director, Singularion Asset Management
  • Kees Koedijk, Dean and director, TIAS School for Business and Society
  • Yaacov Kopeliovich, Assistant Professor in Residence Department of Finance, University of Connecticut Storrs CT
  • Marie Lambert,Associate Professor of Finance, HEC-Management School of the University of Liège
  • Su Fen Lee, Deputy Director (Data Analytics Group), Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Fons Lute,Client Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Division, Russell Investments
  • Daniel Mantilla, Assistant Professor of Finance, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Attilio Meucci,Chief Risk Officer and Director of Portfolio Construction, Kepos Capital LP
  • Russell G. Nel,Founder, Director/Financial Structuring & Consulting, Zaseca Capital (RSA)
  • Teng Hwee Neo, Chief Investment Officer; Head of Investment Products and Solutions, UOB Private Bank
  • Gideon Ozik, Managing Partner, MKT MediaStats
  • Thierry Roncalli, Head of Quantitative Research, Amundi Asset Management
  • Kaipichit Ruengsrichaiya, Director, Capital Market Data Management and Analytics Department, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Barry Schachter,Senior Advisor, RiXtrema, Inc.
  • Bernd Scherer, Head of Private Wealth Portfolio Management, Head of Product Development, Bankhaus Lampe KG
  • Pierre Schoeffler, Senior Advisor, Institut de l’Epargne Immobilière et Foncière (IEIF)
  • Oliver Schwindler, Professor, Ansbach University of Applied Sciences
  • Michelle Sisto, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, EDHEC Business School
  • Arjuna Sittampalam, Managing Director, Sage & Hermes Ltd.
  • Timothy Spangler, Financial Services Partner, Dechert LLP
  • David Stevenson, Chairman, ETF Stream and Columnist for the Financial Times (the Adventurous Investor), Investment Week and Money Week
  • Rehan A. Syed, Founder, Smart Alternatives Advisors
  • Hilary Till,Principal, Premia Capital Management LLC
  • Vijay Vaidyanathan,Chief Executive Officer, Optimal Asset Management
  • Mathieu Vaissié, Partner, Ginjer AM
  • Jürgen Vandenbroucke, Expert General Manager, Head of Innovation and Creation, KBC Asset Management NV


Marketing/Communication and Executive Education Managers


  • Maud Gauchon, Marketing and Communication Manager
  • Caroline Prevost, Executive Education Manager