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Edhec Risk Institute academic Chair

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Swiss Life Asset Managers France initiated a partnership in 2019 with the Edhec Risk Institute to create a research chair on the role of real estate in new investment solutions. Our Head Research and Innovation, Béatrice Guedj, is the scientific director of this quantitative work alongside Professor Lionel Martellini. This work is part of a more global reflection This work is part of a more global study on the development of savings products for French households and aims to make responsible savings grow through SRI products.

This work results in the publication entitled "Benefits of open-architecture multi-management in real estate - Application to the SCPI market", which examines whether modern asset management tools such as fund selection and portfolio allocation can be applied to the SCPI universe and create value for investors seeking exposure to unlisted French real estate. 

The main results of this study can be accessed directly in the infographic Benefits of Fund Selection and Portfolio Allocation Applied to the SCPI Market:

This EDHEC-Risk Institute publication can be downloaded by clicking on the following link : EDHEC-Risk Institute Publication: Benefits of Open Architecture and Multi-Management in Real Estate Markets-Evidence from French Nonlisted Investment Trusts

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Béatrice Guedj, Head Research and Innovation at Swiss Life Asset Managers France, is a Member of the ReFinE network of the Louis Bachelier Institute and of the Board of Directors, on applied research in real estate.

Finance innovation

Swiss Life Asset Managers France supports Finance innovation, one of the seven global competitiveness clusters, out of the 71 clusters approved by CIACT in France. Alongside Finance innovation and the Smart Buildings Alliance, our experts contributed to the drafting of the White Paper:  Livre blanc : bâtiments, villes et territoires durables : nouveaux usages et modèles économiques.


Research and publications

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