Our Team

Omar Selim

CEO

Omar is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arabesque.

Omar has 20 years experience in international banking, having held senior positions at UBS, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He joined Barclays in 2004, where he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar revenue budget and over a thousand staff.

In 2012, he initiated the values based asset management project at Barclays, originating the concept and developing it into Arabesque.

 

“The analytics of a company’s sustainability is the ultimate step in managing assets”

 

Prior positions at Barclays

Head of Global Markets for institutional clients in the European time zone

Member of Barclays Capital's European Management Committee

Chief Executive and Chairman for a number of regions

Member of Barclays Bank's Swiss Supervisory Board

London/Frankfurt

Andreas Feiner

CEO of Arabesque S-Ray®

Andreas Feiner

CEO of Arabesque S-Ray®

Andreas is a founding Partner of Arabesque. He is responsible for Arabesque's Sustainability Process, which is the basis for all of Arabesque's flagship products, and Bespoke Solutions, which offers tailor-made products based on investors' individual preferences.

 

"From the stockholder to the stakeholder"

 

Prior Positions

Head of Distribution, Barclays Saudi Arabia

Structured Product Sales for Germany/Austria, Barclays Capital & WestLB

Equity Portfolio Manager, Metzler Asset Management

Equity Research Analyst, Bankhaus Metzler seel. Sohn & Co.

Frankfurt

Dr. Hans-Robert Arndt

Head of Quantitative Research

Dr. Hans-Robert Arndt

Head of Quantitative Research

Hans-Robert is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where he is responsible for Quantitative Research. The main focus of his group is the development and improvement of performance generating signals and risk management systems. His expertise lies in the combination of advanced mathematics, informatics and financial markets.

 

"Mathematics and advanced algorithms are the core of most modern innovations"

 

Prior Positions

Financial institutions Structuring, Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, Frankfurt

Financial Institutions Solutions, Barclays Capital, London

Research Assistant, University Rostock

Frankfurt

Dr. Dominic Selwood

General Counsel

Dr. Dominic Selwood

General Counsel

Dominic is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where he is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

 

"Transparency is a fundamental foundation of Arabesque"

 

Prior Positions

Global Head of Islamic Products, Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank

General Counsel and Head of Compliance, GCF Ltd

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BMB Group Ltd

Director, Deutsche Bank AG

Barrister, Allen & Overy LLP

Barrister, 2 King's Walk, Temple, London

 

Professional Bodies

Barrister, England and Wales

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Assosciate of the Institute of Securities & Investments (ASCI)

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)

London

Alfred Lang

COO & CFO

Alfred Lang

COO & CFO

Alfred is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Arabesque, based in the firm's Frankfurt office.

 

"Sustainability is an important factor for long-term success, not only for businesses but also for everyone's lives."

 

Prior Positions

Regional CFO & COO (Continental Europe and the Middle East) at Barclays Investment and Corporate Bank

Regional Financial Controller (Continental Europe and the Middle East) covering all business at Barclays Bank

Member of the Country Management Committee for Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, UAE and Qatar, at Barclays Bank

Member of the Supervisory Board for Barclays Saudi Arabia

COO at The First National Bank of Chicago (merged with JP Morgan Chase)

Frankfurt

Brace Young

Partner

Prior to joining Arabesque in 2017, Mr. Young was Chief Executive Officer at Eclat Impact in 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and a Partner at Mariner Investment group from 2000-2015. He joined Mariner directly from Goldman Sachs, where he retired as a Partner, after a 20-year career in Fixed Income in New York, Tokyo, and London.  He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Social Finance, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social change.

 

Current other positions held

Chairman of the Board of Directors (Social Finance, Inc.)

 

Prior Positions Include

CEO (Eclat Impact)

CEO (Mariner Investment Group)

Partner (Goldman Sachs)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Buckingham Browne & Nichols)

Board Chair (GWave)

Boston

Philipp Müller, CFA

Head of Product Office

Philipp Müller, CFA

Head of Product Office

Philipp is a Partner at Arabesque and primarily responsible for the Arabesque Prime Fund. He is also principally responsible for the implementation and development of the screening methodology of the Arabesque Investment Universe. Philipp holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Geneva and is a CFA® charterholder.

 

"A rigorous and systematic selection process is the foundation of our products"

 

Prior Positions

Investment Solutions Analyst E.I.M. S.A

Quantitative Analyst E.I.M S.A.

Frankfurt

Gabriel Karageorgiou

Business Development

Gabriel Karageorgiou

Business Development

Gabriel is a Partner at Arabesque, primarily responsible for client services globally. Gabriel is also actively contributing to Arabesque`s ESG research efforts focusing on thought leadership and integration topics. Most recently, Gabriel was a partner at KKS Advisors where he was assisting institutional investors on integrating sustainability measures into their capital allocation process. His work has received significant attention in media outlets including the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Gabriel holds a degree in Physics and an M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance.

 

"We shake the ladder very well, before climbing on it"

 

Prior Positions

Co-founder & Partner, KKS Advisors London

Enterprise Risk Management, Barclays Capital London

Performance Improvement Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers London

Risk Solutions Group, Lehman Brothers London

London

Dominic Godman

Head of Singapore

Dominic Godman

Head of Singapore

Dominic is a Partner at Arabesque and is Head of the Singapore office. His primary responsibility is business development in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Arabesque, Dominic was a Director at Barclays Bank based in Singapore. He has 8 years experience servicing high net worth clients in the Asia Pacific region.

 

"The combination of state of the art portfolio management technology and a rigorous sustainability approach is the future of asset management"

 

Prior Positions

Director, Barclays Bank, Singapore

Singapore

Maria Mähl

Head of Nordics

Maria Mähl

Head of Nordics

Maria is a Partner with Arabesque whose expertise lies at the intersection of sustainable finance and corporate sustainability. Her current focus at Arabesque is in business development for North America and the Nordic Region. Maria has worked with global leaders in the private, public and civil society sectors on investments strategies, operational excellence, program development and business development across industries in European, Asian, African, and American markets. Maria attended Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University in Sweden and holds a B.Sc. in Political Science and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics.

 

"Sustainable investing is the future. Today, we build tomorrow."

 

Prior Positions

Senior Manager, Clinton Global Initiative

Management Consultant, Health Navigator

Strategy Consultant, Capgemini Consulting

Supply Chain Management, Volvo

Private Equity and Venture Capital, Alpha Nordic Ventures

Program Development, United Nations

New York

Haliza Abd Rahim

Legal Counsel

Haliza Abd Rahim

Legal Counsel

Haliza is Legal Counsel in the Legal and Compliance department and is responsible for legal and Shariah-related matters.

 

"A transparent business engenders confidence in consumers and investors alike"

 

Prior Positions

Head of Legal Documentation, Al Hilal Bank PJSC

MD Operations and Legal Counsel, IGDP Ltd.

Head of Project Management and Legal Counsel, BMB Islamic UK Ltd.

Legal Counsel, Dar Al Istithmar Ltd. (Deutsche Bank joint venture)

Professional Bodies

Solicitor of England and Wales

London

Hiroshi Amemiya, CFA

Head of Arabesque S-Ray, Japan

Hiroshi Amemiya, CFA

Head of Arabesque S-Ray, Japan

Hiroshi is the head of Arabesque S-Ray’s Japan branch. He joined the firm from DWM Income Funds, where he served as Japan representative. Prior to joining DWM, Hiroshi served as the Vice President for Morgan Stanley Asset and Investment Trust Management in Tokyo and worked on developing investment products for both institutional and retail investors. Previously, Hiroshi worked as the Vice President for Credit Suisse Asset Management in Tokyo and worked as a portfolio manager overseeing foreign equities, foreign bonds and foreign currencies. As a sustainability expert, he founded his own consulting firm focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social entrepreneurship. He has translated and published books and DVDs on globalization and social entrepreneurship in Japan.

Hiroshi received a MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a MBA from Columbia Business School where he participated in an exchange program with HEC School of Management in Paris, France. He has a BA in Economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and speaks Japanese fluently.

Prior positions:

DWM Income Funds, Japan Representative

Vice President, Morgan Stanley Asset and Investment Trust Management, Tokyo

Vice President, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Tokyo

Dr. Yasin Rosowsky

Head of AI

Yasin works in the Quantitative Research department and is responsible for database development and applications of machine learning algorithms for financial forecasting. Yasin is a 2013 alumnus of the United Kingdom`s Doctoral Training Centre in Financial Computing and Analytics.

 

"In the pursuit of Knowledge does one find Truth"

 

Prior Positions

MEng, MRes, PhD, University College London

Market Operations, London Metal Exchange

London

Jennifer Djaferis

Director of Client Services

Jennifer Djaferis

Director of Client Services

Jennifer is a Director of Client Services for the United States and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is responsible for the execution of sales, marketing and business development initiatives for the region.  Jennifer joins Arabesque with significant experience working with institutional clients in North America in both an electronic trading and franchise sales capacities at Goldman Sachs & Co.

 

“In a world where sustainability is defined differently by each of us, Arabesque offers the platform to invest in what you value most.”

 

Current other positions held

Board Member, Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC)

Prior Positions

Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Boston

James von Claer

Business Development

James von Claer

Business Development

James has over 25 years’ experience in asset management and banking. Prior to joining Arabesque he was with Notz Stucki, a well-known alternative investment manager, developing investment products around sustainability themes, notably renewable energy assets. From 2011 to 2015 he founded and ran a family office in Paris on behalf of Middle Eastern investors investing in joint-ventures with European exporters. James took a law degree at Kingston Law School, and is currently completing an MSc in Global Environmental Politics and Policy at Birkbeck, London.

 

"Technology is transforming finance at one of the fastest paces for a generation. There will be winners and losers, with Arabesque positioned in the vanguard of the former."

 

Prior Positions

Director, Ifabanque

Fund Distribution and Sales Director Notz Stucki

Manager, Robert Fleming

London

Ciaran McCale

Head of Media and Communications

Ciaran McCale

Head of Media and Communications

Ciaran is responsible for global communications at Arabesque, helping to develop the firm’s brand across international markets. Prior to joining Arabesque, Ciaran was a director at PHA Media, an award-winning public relations agency based in London, where he oversaw corporate communications for a range of major organisations.

 

“Universal principles of humanity, social inclusion, and environmental stewardship are not in conflict with economic value creation; they are intertwined.”

 

Prior Positions

Director, PHA Media

London

Parul Gupta

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Parul Gupta

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Parul Gupta is Director in Business Development at Arabesque, based in London. She has more than 15 years of industry experience in providing asset allocation advice and macro research to high net worth individuals, family offices and foundations globally. Parul received a BA in Computer Science from University of Cambridge and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from Columbia University, New York. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA@) Charterholder and a member of the CFA institute.

Prior positions:

Head of Strategic Asset Allocation, Citi Private Bank

Linda Baigrie

Business Development

Linda Baigrie

Business Development

Linda is Director for Client Services in Asia and is based in Singapore.  She has more than 20 years’ experience in financial sales and marketing across Asia and Europe.  Prior to joining Arabesque, Linda built and managed the buy-side relationship management team for Moody’s in Asia.  She then spent several years working on global ESG stakeholder engagement for Moody’s.

 

"Arabesque is using AI and big data to hold capital accountable."

 

Prior positions

Senior Director Relationship Management

Moody’s Asia Pan-European Equity Sales

ABN AMRO Bank, London

Singapore

Dr. Qasim Nasar-Ullah

Quantitative Research

Dr. Qasim Nasar-Ullah

Quantitative Research

Qasim works in the Quantitative Research department. He is responsible for high performance computing and applications of financial modelling. Qasim is a 2013 alumnus of the United Kingdom`s Doctoral Training Centre in Financial Computing and Analytics.

 

"Broad research is built on the finer details"

 

Further Positions

Honorary Research Associate/Lecturer, University College London

 

Prior Positions

Academic Researcher, BNP Paribas

MEng, MRes, PhD, University College London

Visiting PhD Student, National University of Singapore

Intern, Deutsche Bank

Intern, UBS

London

Stéphan Vuylsteke

Product Office

Stéphan Vuylsteke

Product Office

Stéphan is working as a Director in the Product Office. Previously, he was active as an Associate in the ESG Research & Advisory department, focused on product development, improving the Arabesque Sustainability Process (now Arabesque S-Ray®) and the communication of ESG developments. Stéphan holds an MSc in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp, where he finished his master's thesis in sustainability.

 

"Sustainability is so multifaceted it is best interpreted using a comprehensive, systematic and quantitative approach”

 

Prior Positions

Board Member, Capitant

London

George Ssali

Head of Product Development

George Ssali

Head of Product Development

George has over a decade's experience in financial markets. He cut his teeth in the sell-side performing fundamental equity research and strategy, before leading the bank's quantitative research effort. His primary focus in the buy-side has been to develop and run risk premia-based investment processes across asset classes. George holds a Master of Finance degree from INSEAD and a BSc. Electrical & Information Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – E. Abbey, writer and environmental activist.

 

Prior positions:

Portfolio Manager, Investec Asset Management.

Analyst, Investec Asset Management.

Head of SA Quantitative Research, Macquarie Securities.

Rooker Price

Director of Client Services

Rooker Price

Director of Client Services

Rooker is a Director of Client Services for the United States and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is responsible for the execution of sales, marketing and business development initiatives for the region with a focus on the wealth management space. Rooker joins Arabesque from Ned Davis Research, where he managed the firm's strategic partnerships to deliver model portfolios as turnkey financial solutions. He also managed the sales team delivering tailored research services to hundreds of wealth management groups. Prior to joining NDR, Rooker spent five years developing and managing strategic partnerships for F-Squared Investments. Rooker began his sales career at Eastman Kodak Company and entered the financial industry in 2007 when he joined Sun Life Financial.

"Offering thoughtful investment solutions that consider investment risk with the ability to align investor capital with investor values."

 

Prior Positions

Director, Ned Davis Research

SVP, F-Squared Investments

Senior Manager, Sun Life Financial

Caroline Clarke

Business Development

Caroline Clarke

Business Development

Caroline Clarke is a Director at Arabesque S-Ray, with responsibility for client services. Prior to joining Arabesque, Caroline oversaw Corporate Relations at Autonomous Research, a leading research provider on financial companies globally. Caroline joined Autonomous from Citi, where she was Global Head of Financials Specialist Sales. Her earlier career included roles at ABN, and JP Morgan.

Caroline graduated with Masters and BA Honours in Manufacturing Engineering at St. John's College, Cambridge.

 

Prior Positions:

Corporate Relations Origination, Autonomous Research

Global Head of Financials Specialist Sales, Citi

European Banks Specialist Sales, ABN/RBS

European Banks Specialist Sales, JP Morgan

Dr. Nikolaos Kaplis

Head of S-Ray® Artificial Intelligence Research

Dr. Nikolaos Kaplis

Head of S-Ray® Artificial Intelligence Research

Nikos works in the Quantitative Research department and in particular in the research and development of Arabesque's Artificial Intelligence engine. He also works in the AI R&D of Arabesque S-Ray®. Nikos holds a DPHil from University of Oxford (Magdalen).

 

"What I cannot create, I do not understand."  - R.P. Feynman

London

Francie Heller

Business Development

Francie Heller

Business Development

Francie is a Director of Arabesque and responsible for business development and client service. Francie has over 30 years experience in working with pensions, endowments and foundations. Ms. Heller was also an education director in New York State public schools for several years. Ms. Heller graduated from Boston University with a BS and earned a master’s equivalent degree from the University of Georgia and a Professional Diploma (PD) from Fordham University. She holds certificates from Columbia University, Stanford University and Harvard University Executive Education programs. Ms. Heller currently serves on several not-for-profit Boards including Big Picture Learning, Furman University and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

 

"There is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good."

 

Prior Positions

Managing Partner at Heller Advisory, an alternative placement agent

Managing Director Houlihan Lokey, Head of Pension and Endowment Foundation Group

Managing Director Chilton Investment Company, Head of Client Relations and Pension Solutions

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Pension, Endowment and Foundation Services at Bear Stearns and Co Inc

President of MBIA Municipal Services Corporation, creating and running all aspects of the asset management business

Thomas Schafbauer

Thomas Schafbauer

Business Development

Thomas Schafbauer

Thomas Schafbauer

Business Development

Thomas is responsible for working with professional investors across EMEA. He started his career in neuroscience research, before joining Dimensional Fund Advisors in 2011. At DFA he worked very closely with private wealth managers and independent family offices. Through his work, he developed deep insights into the needs of HNWIs and sustainable business models in finance. Thomas holds a MBA from University of Chicago and never wears matching socks.

 

“Arabesque is ESG capitalism - we invest in the good guys, so they can put the bad guys out of business.”

London

Tanyarat Rilinger

Business Development

Tanyarat Rilinger

Business Development

Tanyarat is responsible for Arabesque's business development focusing on Thailand. Tanyarat has more than 10 years of experience in the financial markets with various roles including business development, product development and client relationship management. Tanyarat graduated with MBA from Purdue University and BA in economics from Chulalongkorn University.

 

“ESG Quant opens up a new world of investment opportunities for sustainable performance”

 

Prior Positions

Vice President Business Development, TISCO Securities

Business Development, Thailand Futures Exchange

Product Development and Marketing, The Stock Exchange of Thailand

Clearing and Settlement, Thailand Securities Depository

Frankfurt

Tabassum Awan

Director

Tabassum graduated with a Master’s degree in Mathematics and spent 5 years in RBC Capital Markets Sales Trading Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income.

Following this she joined State Street Bank covering Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds from a multi-product perspective. Her relationships span across EMEA and Asia from Central Banks, Development banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds to Ministry of Finance and State Institutions.

In 2018 Tabassum completed a Masters in Management at Harvard University with a Dean’s list Academic Achievement listing. She focussed her courses on Strategy and Organizational Behavior. Alongside her professional career, she is co-author for a textbook on Organizational Behavior, analyzing the influence of national cultures on their respective organizational culture and leadership styles. She has also contributed statistical analysis to a published paper examining the relationship between strategy and performance in the global financial services sector.

Tabassum is an alumnus of the Wilton Park British German Forum and in April 2019 she was appointed as a board member to a large development organization in London – The Westway Trust.

Walther von Schultzendorff

Director, Arabesque S-Ray

Walther von Schultzendorff

Director, Arabesque S-Ray

Walther is a Director handling tailored S-Ray® solutions for corporate and institutional clients. Prior to joining Arabesque, Walther worked for five years in Deutsche Bank’s Infrastructure & Energy team, advising, structuring and financing global projects with a focus on the renewable energy sector. He began his career working for the global logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel in Hong Kong. Walther holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a BSc in Economics from Maastricht University.

 

Prior positions:

Associate, Structured Finance - Infrastructure and Energy, Deutsche Bank

Vocational Trainee, Kuehne + Nagel, Hong Kong

Philip E. T. P. Walsh

Head of Compliance (EU/Asia)

Philip E. T. P. Walsh

Head of Compliance (EU/Asia)

Philip is a Director at Arabesque and acts as Head of Compliance (EU/Asia) and is based in London. Philip began his career at Bovill in 2003 as a compliance consultant; since when he has held various consulting and in-house compliance roles, most recently as a Principal Consultant at ACA Compliance (Europe) and as Head of Compliance at Algebris Investments. Outside of work Philip sits on the Council of the Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Prior Positions

Director – Whitehill Longford
Head of Compliance – Algebris Investments
Principal Consultant – ACA Compliance (Europe)
Compliance Consultant - Norton Rose LLP
Head of Compliance – Zimmerman Adams International
Compliance Consultant – Bovill

Chairman – Pacific Islands Society of the United Kingdom and Ireland

“For us climate change is not an event in the future. It’s an event that we’re dealing with now…our entire survival is at stake.” – Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati, 2014

Jan Vermeulen

ESG Research Associate

Jan Vermeulen

ESG Research Associate

Jan is working in the ESG Research team, primarily on the development of Arabesque S-Ray®. Jan holds a MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium.

 

“When sustainability analysts start focusing on big data, corporates will have to start focusing on sustainability."

 

Prior positions

Data Intern at Realo nv

Frankfurt

Matthias Baetens

ESG Research Associate

Matthias Baetens

ESG Research Associate

Matthias is an Associate in the ESG Research team, primarily working on the development of Arabesque S-Ray®, a unique tool to monitor the sustainability of the world’s largest companies. Previously, Matthias was a data science consultant at Datatonic. Matthias holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science Engineering and an advanced MSc in Marketing Analysis from Ghent University.

 

"Enabling investments in the world and its people by being on the forefront of research, making use of the vast amount of data available, and making use of cutting-edge technology."

London

Gilles Jacobs

Quantitative Research

Gilles Jacobs

Quantitative Research

Gilles is a Research Associate working on software solutions for Arabesque. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science, as well as a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance.

 

"The most valuable commodity I know of is information."

 

Prior Positions

Algorithmic Trading Research Intern at Nafora (Switzerland)

Data Scientist at OTA Insight (Ghent)

Frankfurt

Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate

Dr. Rebecca Thomas

ESG Research Associate

Rebecca is an Associate in the S-Ray® ESG research team. She is working on the Temperature Score, a unique new metric to measure the contribution that corporations have to global temperature rise. Rebecca has a PhD in Life Sciences and Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London, where she studied the response of vegetation in the northern hemisphere to recent climate change.

 

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." – John Muir

London

Dries Braems

ESG Research Associate

Dries Braems

ESG Research Associate

Dries is an Associate working in the ESG Research team, primarily working on the development of Arabesque S-Ray®. Dries graduated summa cum laude as a MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University.

 

"Measure what can be measured. Make measurable what cannot be measured" - Galileo Galilei

Frankfurt

Dr. Ngoc Vu

Quantitative Research

Dr. Ngoc Vu

Quantitative Research

Ngoc works in the Quantitative Research department and is responsible for the research and development of Arabesque’s Artificial Intelligence engine: massive computational graphs. Ngoc has a PhD in Computer Science from King’s College London, his research interests include graph theory and randomised algorithms, particularly: random graphs, models of the world wide web, peer-to-peer networks, community detection in networks.

 

“Graph is a unifying theme of computer science”

 

Prior Positions

Research Assistant, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

London

Alexandra Pavlovskis

Product Office Associate

Alexandra Pavlovskis

Product Office Associate

Alexandra is an Associate in the S-Ray Product Office. Previously Alexandra worked as a Geo-Environmental Engineer at Leap Environmental. Alexandra holds a BSc in Geology from the Royal School of Mines and has recently completed an MSc in Climate Change Management and Finance from Imperial College Business School.

London

Nicholas Stott

Client Services Associate

Nicholas Stott

Client Services Associate

Nicholas is a Client Relations Associate working closely with the Sales team and Product Office. Nicholas has previous internship experience at Rothschild & Co and holds a BSc in Economics from University College London.

 

"Sustainability has shot up the corporate agenda meaning today’s investors need ever more sophisticated tools with which to measure ESG criteria."

London

Dr. Inna Amesheva

ESG Research Associate

Dr. Inna Amesheva

ESG Research Associate

Inna is part of the ESG Research and Advisory Team at Arabesque S-Ray®. She holds a PhD in climate change and sustainability from Hong Kong University Law School. Her background is in law, innovation and entrepreneurship, building and scaling FinTech and GreenTech startups throughout Europe and Asia. Her current focus is on ESG investing and big data research, as well as volunteering her time as a UNSDSN Youth Project Officer, fostering youth-led Solutions Initiatives and developing Digital Ecosystems to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inna is passionate about environmental sustainability and enhancing economic opportunity for all.

 

"The marriage between finance, technology and sustainability enables channelling resources towards the areas of greatest impact and creates a win-win-win scenario for People, Profit and the Planet."

 

Previous positions

Doctoral Researcher, University of Hong Kong (2014-2018)

Project Officer (Digital Ecosystem), UN SDSN Youth (2018 - )

Senior Associate, SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator (2015-2017)

Sustainability Consultant, CSR Asia (2017)

 

Frankfurt

Dr. Roan du Feu

ESG Research Associate

Dr. Roan du Feu

ESG Research Associate

Roan is a Research Associate working for Arabesque on the development of the S-Ray® sustainability monitoring tool. Prior to starting at Arabesque, Roan studied at Imperial College London for a PhD on the trade-offs between power generation and environmental impact in the UK’s nascent tidal energy industry.

 

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."

 

Prior positions:

Technical Advisor, Desolenator

London

Dr. Julian Gaberle

Quantitative Research Associate

Dr. Julian Gaberle

Quantitative Research Associate

Julian works as an Associate in the Quantitative Research department at Arabesque, with a focus on the development of Arabesque's artificial intelligence engine. Julian was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics from University College London (UCL) for his work on defects in semi-conductors.

“A journey of a thousand miles started with a first step.” – Lao Tze

 

Prior positions:

MSci, PhD, University College London, UK

Visiting Research Student, Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Japan

Intern, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany

 

Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate

Emily Matthews

Product Office Associate

Emily is an Associate in the Product Office of Arabesque S-Ray. She holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied the effect of energy policy on Canadian clean tech venture capital and private equity investment.

“We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.”

 

Prior Positions

Research Associate, Responsible Investment Association

Programme Coordinator, UNESCO Voices of Future Generations

 

Dr. Gavin Cheung

AI Research Associate

Dr. Gavin Cheung

AI Research Associate

Gavin is a member of the AI Research group and is working on Arabesque's Artificial Intelligence engine. Before coming to Arabesque, he completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge where he studied the fundamental force that glues quarks together. He also holds a MASt from Cambridge and a BA in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College, Dublin.

 

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fuller

Ion Butmalai

Product Office Associate

Ion Butmalai

Product Office Associate

Ion is a Product Office Associate working closely with the Sales and Research teams. Prior to joining Arabesque, he was a trainee in IWD reporting at Nordea Asset Management, Luxembourg and an intern in TradeStore Global Markets at ABN AMRO, Amsterdam.

He holds an MSc in Finance from Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands.

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Now, Arabesque is planting smartly an ESG forest for tomorrow."

 

Prior Positions:

Trainee Nordea Asset Management, Luxembourg

Intern TradeStore Global Markets at ABN AMRO, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Data Analyst at IDIS Viitorul, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

 

 

 

Nathan Abela

ESG Research Associate

Nathan Abela

ESG Research Associate

Nathan Abela is an Associate in the ESG Research department at Arabesque S-Ray, and part of its AI research and development team, with a focus on new data-sets to enhance S-Ray.

Prior to joining Arabesque, Nathan worked in the impact investing space after being involved in climate science research at Oxford and Princeton universities.

Nathan graduated with a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London, specialising in complexity science.

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool." (Richard P Feynman)

Max Kelton

Product Office Associate

Max Kelton

Product Office Associate

Max is an Associate in the Product Office at Arabesque S-Ray. Max graduated with a Distinction in his MSc in History and International Relations from the London School of Economics, and obtained his BA at Oxford University.

Before joining Arabesque, Max worked at the UN’s regional commission in Beirut, Lebanon.

“Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.”

Nacira Suidak

Software Engineer

Nacira Suidak

Software Engineer

Nacira is a fullstack software engineer at Arabesque S-Ray® with the focus on delivering high-quality software products. She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science Engineering.

Nacira is an alumna of the Thomas Jefferson Exchange Program where she developed her leadership skills and provided recommendations for further workforce development assistance for Tunisian youth.

“The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” – Sean Gerety

 

Prior Positions

Fullstack developer at ATS, Tunisia
Blockchain and fullstack developer at Decentral, France

Frankfurt

Mohamed Ahmed

Software Engineer

Mohamed Ahmed

Software Engineer

Mohamed is a Software Developer working in the ESG Research team, primarily working on the development of Arabesque S-Ray®. Mohamed holds a MSc in Software Engineering.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" - Arthur C. Clarke

Prior positions:
-Full stack Developer at saascom GmbH, Germany.
-Mobile Developer at GFI Software, Germany.
-Intern in Software Engineering at CIME Nanotech, France.

Frankfurt

Irena Siyi Xiong

Quantitative Research Associate

Irena Siyi Xiong

Quantitative Research Associate

Irena works in the AI Research team at Arabesque, contributing to the Arabesque AI Engine investment process. She is interested in algorithmic game theory and quantifying the influence of behavioural economics on trading decisions. Her career started in BNP Paribas Fixed Income which she joined after graduating from Oxford University with a MEng in Engineering, Economics and Management.

 

“Human nature is a work in progress.” – Nick Bostrom

 

Prior positions:

Fixed Income Analyst, BNP Paribas

Equity Research Placement Analyst, Citigroup

Associate, Oxford Said Business School Seed Fund

Paula Singliarova

Business Development Associate

Paula Singliarova

Business Development Associate

Paula Singliarova is an Associate in the Business Development team. In her previous role as senior consultant, she was delivering risk management and FinTech projects with focus on Nordic clients. She is interested in the relationship between sustainability and finance, and completed her master thesis on performance of green equity indices.

Paula holds MSc Finance from Birkbeck University of London and BA Hons. International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London.

 

Prior positions:

Senior Consultant at Braven Consulting, London

President of Environmental Society at Birkbeck University, London

Celine Legaspi

Product Office Associate

Celine Legaspi

Product Office Associate

Celine Legaspi is an Associate in the Product Office of Arabesque S-Ray. She joined the team after completing a BASc in Sustainable Development and Business from the University of Warwick. Following an internship with Equinor ASA, Celine focused her final-year dissertation on climate change and the energy transition as strategic business opportunities for the oil and gas industry.

 

“The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.”

Naomi Cummins

Associate Paralegal

Naomi Cummins

Associate Paralegal

Naomi is an Associate Paralegal supporting the Arabesque Group. She holds an LLB from Birkbeck, University of London and is currently studying the Law Practice Course with LLM at the University of Law, Bloomsbury in the evenings. Previously, Naomi worked in International Operations at Knight Frank LLP, supporting residential sales offices in the EMEA region.

 

“You can pretend up to a certain point that the world has infinite resources…but at some point you’re going to run into reality, which is that it isn’t true.” - Noam Chomsky

Rory Dowie

Sustainable Investment Analyst

Rory Dowie

Sustainable Investment Analyst

Rory is an Investment Analyst within Arabesque Asset Management. Prior to joining the company, he worked for 4 years as an Investment Analyst at Investec Asset Management with a particular focus on harnessing risk premia across asset classes as well research into sustainability factors for investment processes. Rory holds a Masters in Economics with Finance from the University of Edinburgh.

 

“If you think money is more important than the environment, try holding your breath whilst counting your money” - Prof G. McPherson

 

Prior positions:

Investment Analyst, Investec Asset Management