Advisory Board

Industry leaders and renowned academics advise Arabesque
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Prof. Dr. Rob Bauer

Professor of Finance, Maastricht University SBE

Prof. Dr. Rob Bauer

Professor of Finance, Maastricht University SBE

Professor of Finance Rob Bauer is a world leading expert in socially responsible investing (SRI) having been awarded the global Moskowitz Prize three times for research in SRI. Further, Rob is the managing director of an investment consulting firm and has extensive experience in the application of investment related research. His current research focus is on pension funds, mutual funds, behavioural finance, SRI and corporate governance.

“Effective engagement contributes to both ESG and financial performance”

Further Positions

Adviser to several boards on responsible investing at major financial institutions

Director, European Centre for Corporate Engagement ECCE. Maastricht University SBE.

Co-founder, Green Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark GRESB

Prof. Dr. Michael Griebel

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

Prof. Dr. Michael Griebel

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI

Dr Michael Griebel is a professor for scientific computing and numerical simulation at the University of Bonn. He is also the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI) and conducts applied research in the field of computational mathematics and numerical simulation covering physical, chemical, engineering and economic processes. Dr Griebel is collaborating with Arabesque`s Quantitative Research department on highly complex mathematical systems, for the numerical simulation of financial instruments.

"We are devoted to the design and implementation of computational tools for numerical simulations"

Prior & Further Positions

International Fellow for the Australian Research Council, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Hausdorff Centre for Mathematics, University of Bonn

Prof. David Tuckett

Director, UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Prof. David Tuckett

Director, UCL Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Trained in Economics, Medical Sociology and Psychoanalysis, David Tuckett is Professor in the Faculty of Brain Sciences at UCL and a practicing psychoanalyst. As a published author, his work has opened new ways of thinking about Economics and Finance and (with Professor Ricard Taffler) he has written a monograph published by the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute.

"Co-ordinating investment and values is literally vital to the future quality of life on earth"

Further Positions

Director, University College London (UCL) Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty, Faculty of Brain Sciences

Fellow of the institute of Psychoanalysis (London)

Former President, European Psychoanalytic Federation and Editor in Chief of the international Journal of Psychoanalysis

Prof. Tensie Whelan

NYU Stern School of Business

Prof. Tensie Whelan

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor Whelan launched the Center for Sustainable Business at Stern in January, 2016. CSB’s mission is to assist current and future business leaders develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to address environmental and social challenges, so their business can reduce risk; create competitive advantage; develop innovative services, products, and processes; while building value for society and protecting the planet. Her previous work included serving as president of the Rainforest Alliance for 15 years, Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Vice President of the National Audubon Society and Managing Editor of Ambio.

Emma Hunt

Former Co-Head of EOS, Hermes Investment Management

Emma Hunt

Former Co-Head of EOS, Hermes Investment Management

With a successful career of almost 20 years in the investment world, Emma Hunt is the former Co-Head of EOS at Hermes Investment Management, with responsibility for strategic client management and business development. She joined EOS from Towers Watson, where she worked closely with asset owners from around the world, as well as the consulting firm itself, to integrate principles of stewardship and ESG into their investment beliefs, policy and practice.

Emma Hunt holds an MSc from Imperial College, a Diplôme International de Commerce from École Supérieure de Commerce in Toulouse, a BA Honours in European Business and Economics, and the CFA Institute’s Investment Management Certificate.

Prof. Gordon L. Clark

Director, SSEE, Oxford University

Prof. Gordon L. Clark

Director, SSEE, Oxford University

Professor Gordon L. Clark holds several prominent academic posts across Oxford University and has conducted extensive research in the field of sustainable investments. His research has involved collaborations from world recognized institutions such as the UNPRI and Towers Watson among others. He has authored numerous books and papers in the field of sustainable investments and is an expert adviser and research partner to Arabesque.

“High ESG quality correlates with superior financial performance”

Further Positions
Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Sir. Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne

Visiting Professor, Stanford University

Mohamed Donia

CEO & Co-Founder, Ideal Ratings

Mohamed Donia

CEO & Co-Founder, Ideal Ratings

Mohammed Donia is the CEO and Co-Founder of IdealRatings which focuses on serving the Islamic finance industry. Today, IdealRatings is known as one of the top global providers serving clients around the world and is a primary research partner to Arabesque.

"Screening a company's business involvement requires both a systematic process and manual research"

Prior Positions

Co-Founder, Cogency Inc.

Vice President, TenFold Corporation

Dr. Philipp Aeby

CEO, RepRisk

Dr. Philipp Aeby

CEO, RepRisk

Dr. Philipp Aeby is CEO of RepRisk and previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner. Before joining RepRisk in 2006, he served in various managerial positions across Europe at Amgen, a global biopharmaceutical firm, and worked on a broad range of international assignments with the Boston Consulting Group. Philipp holds a PhD in Environmental Physics and a Master’s degree in Climatology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Philipp is a member of the Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Inc and of the Business Advisory Board of the Swiss Peace Foundation. He was on the Board of Swiss Sustainable Finance and on UNICEF’s Advisory Board during the launch of UNICEF’s Children’s Rights and Business Principles.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen

Full Professor of Capital Markets and Management, University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen

Full Professor of Capital Markets and Management, University of Hamburg

Alexander Bassen is Full Professor of Capital Markets and Management at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Science (Germany). He teaches courses in finance and investment, ESG and capital markets and reporting. Alex is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development, and is Chair of the UN PRI Academic Network Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Commission on ESG Environmental, Social & Governance Issues (CESG) ' of the European Association of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS), as well as a member of several other advisory committees.