Professor Noël Amenc resigns as director of Edhec-Risk Institute

Noel AmencThe Edhec-Risk Institute has announced that Professor Noël Amenc is to resign from his role as director, in order to focus on the strong growth in the activities of ERI Scientific Beta.

Amenc will continue to head up ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider set up by the Edhec Risk Institute in 2012, which is set to become an autonomous entity.

Amenc founded the Edhec-Risk Institute in 2001 and worked to make the institute, which is part of Edhec Business School, one of the leading centres for applied research for the investment industry.

The Edhec-Risk Institute currently has a presence in France, London and Singapore, and is involved in partnerships with the CFA Institute, Yale School of Management and Princeton University.

Amenc has conducted research into fields such as quantitative equity management, portfolio performance analysis, and active asset allocation.

His resignation will become effective from July 31, 2015, when Professor Lionel Martellini, who has been fulfilling the role of scientific director at the institute, will succeed him as the new director. Martinelli is an expert in quantitative asset management and derivatives valuation.

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