Hedge fund research centers


Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)

Isenberg School of Management
University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, Massachusetts
Inception: 1995
Sponsorship: 34 corporate sponsors including JPMorgan, RiskMetrics, Zurich Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Grosvenor Capital Management
Budget: Annual budget of approximately $370,000

The Centre for Hedge Fund Research and Education

London Business School
Inception: 2001
Sponsorship: Bank of Bermuda, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Fauchier Partners, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Prudential-Bache International
Budget: $180,000 (each sponsor contributes $30,000)

IAM Programme in Hedge Fund Management

Financial Markets Group
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Inception: 2002
Sponsorship: International Asset Management Ltd.
Budget: £80,000 annually for three years

The Alternative Investments Research Centre

City University, London
Inception: 2003