These morning events will be held at the following dates and locations:
Â· 18th September 2002 â London, The London Stock Exchange
Â· 8th October 2002 - Zurich, The Marriott Hotel
Â· 10th October 2002 - Amsterdam, The Hotel Grand Krasnapolsky
Â· 15th October 2002 - Paris, The Sofitel Hotel
The seminars will be presented by Claude GiguÃ¨re, FMC's director of quantitative research. Mr. GiguÃ¨re has spearheaded the development of FMC's new fixed income attribution (FIA) model, which is in beta tests with several leading asset management institutions.
The London event will also feature Simon Willcox, manager of performance analytics at Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (LODH) and a renowned performance expert who has spoken at numerous performance seminars and conferences. Mr. Willcox will discuss the need for a strong performance function and how investment managers benefit from fixed income attribution. He will also discuss LODH's decision to be a beta test site for FMC's FIA solution. Eric de Rouw from LODH in The Netherlands is the guest speaker at the Amsterdam seminar.
"Fixed income instruments have always been important in investment portfolios. Investment managers need a consistent methodology for fixed income performance attribution," said Stamos D. Katotakis, FMC's president and chief executive officer. "FMC has pioneered a new approach to performance attribution for fixed income and has received substantial support for its methodology from many key institutions. At this point, there is no question that our FIA model is the most advanced solution in the industry. An additional benefit of this new technology is that its implementation is straightforward. These seminars are intended for sharing detailed business information with the asset management community."