In research and practice, the Lab will enable ISB to build a community of thought leaders capable of shaping the future of finance - its theory, its practice and its regulation.
The Lab’s Risk and Governance Initiative will equip investors and executives, bankers and fund managers with the skills and knowledge they need to navigate a fast-changing economy. Regulators too will find a forum where issues can be addressed - and emergencies avoided - with peers who possess pertinent experience at the appropriate level, whether local, regional or global.
TRANSLATING A FOCUS ON REAL-WORLD RETURNS INTO PRACTICE
NSE-ISB Trading Laboratory will aim to increase real-world returns by studying and recommending best practices in asset allocation, equity, fixed income and commodity asset classes, as well as alternative investments. The Lab will also study and disseminate knowledge across the dominant investing philosophies underlying passive investing, the endowment model, value investing and shorter-term trading approaches.
Closely linked to generating returns is the trade-off between expected returns and risk assumed. Risk is implicit in investment and a clear understanding of risk is central to making and managing investments. The Lab is keenly interested in developing and promoting approaches to risk management that help individuals and institutions achieve robust growth. The Lab’s programme of events (conclaves, seminars, roundtables, conferences) and publications (cases, working papers, articles) will be designed to reinforce the focus on establishing and extending ISB’s reputation for thought leadership.
The Lab will study and disseminate knowledge across the dominant investing philosophies underlying passive investing, the endowment model, value investing and shorter-term trading approaches.
The Trading Lab will collaborate with faculty members teaching Accounting, Psychology, Asset Management, Value Investing, Behavioral Finance, Accounting, Trading Strategies and Private Equity.
If they are to preserve capital and make it grow, investors must synthesise insights across disciplines. The founders of NSE-ISB Trading Laboratory envision a multi-disciplinary initiative that draws together experts in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Psychology, Organisational Behavior and other disciplines, and, in conjunction with the School’s existing departments and Centres of Excellence, advances thinking on investment, broadly in the direction of a “one world” view of investing, founded on global theory and inclusive practice.