The world's first hedge fund summer camp will be held in July at the campus of EDHEC Business School on the French Riviera.
Instead of enjoying the more traditional pleasures of summer in the south of France, 25 students from Europe and French-speaking Africa will receive full scholarships for an intensive week of lectures in Nice about the fundamentals of hedge fund management. French alternatives manager Olympia Group of Cos., Paris, is the primary corporate sponsor of the EDHEC OLYMPIA alternative investment summer camp.
Frederic Ducoulombier, associate professor of finance at EDHEC, is taking a partial leave of absence to set up the program and to get the word out to potential applicants. The curriculum will include lectures by academics and hedge fund researchers and practitioners on everything from the use of derivatives to an analysis of modern portfolio theory and how it relates to hedge fund management.
More information about the EDHEC OLYMPIA summer camp is available at www.Edhec-risk.com/AIeducation/Olympia.