Today, the head of QUANT centre, Prof. Guillaume Coqueret, hosted the seminar for Dr. Olivier Scaillet, a professor of finance and statistics at the Geneva Finance Research Institute of the University of Geneva and head of the Geneva Finance Research Institute, at emlyon business school in the afternoon. The topic of presentation was “Is it Alpha or Beta? A Formal Evaluation of Hedge Fund Models”. emlyon professors, Ph.D. students, and researchers attended the seminar and communicated with the speaker in both on-site and online formats. Participants discussed about whether alpha or beta components of hedge fund returns is better to the company and different hedge fund strategies under various circumstances with the speaker.