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ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: How ESG Data Science Can Help Transform Investment Strategy

Are you looking to apply a systematic ESG-related investment strategy or check your portfolio’s exposure to specific ESG factors?

This webcast shows how RepRisk applies advanced machine learning, combined with human intelligence, to differentiate its data and provide customized quantitative solutions for investment professionals.

RepRisk offers an unbroken time series of high-quality data and metrics which can be used for rigorous back-testing and quantitative analysis.

Understand current misconceptions about ESG data and ratings and real-life uses cases for RepRisk's data:

  • How can ESG alpha be extracted from the RepRisk dataset?
  • How can daily-updated risk signals support pre-investment due diligence to portfolio construction and monitoring to company engagement?
  • How can risk-focused ESG data help identify potential for outperformance and investment returns?

Download the webcast to learn more.

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Speakers

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Christopher Thomas

SVP, Senior Director of Data Feed Sales

FactSet

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

RepRisk

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Dr. Dennis M. Schuler

Senior Quantitative Analyst

RepRisk

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Dr. Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments

RepRisk

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Jenny Mathilde Nordby

Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution

RepRisk

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Christopher Thomas

SVP, Senior Director of Data Feed Sales | FactSet

Mr. Christopher Thomas is SVP, Senior Director of Data Feed Sales at FactSet. In this role, he manages the global content and technology solutions sales team focusing mainly on quantitative strategies and more generally, data consumption within asset management firms. Throughout his career, he has built extensive experience working with API and feed solutions across a variety of workflows in Asset Management, Wealth Management, Insurance, Pension Funds, Corporates, and Brokerage firms across the Americas. Mr. Thomas earned a BS in Marketing and Business Law from Penn State University.

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Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon

Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing | RepRisk

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over her tenure, she has established and led RepRisk’s globally distributed Client Relationship Management, Sales, and Marketing & Communications teams.  

Before joining RepRisk, Alexandra worked on the Global Sustainability Affairs team at Credit Suisse, focusing on environmental and social risk management, sustainability opportunities such as green business, corporate responsibility reporting and disclosure, and employee engagement. Prior to this, she worked at the US headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, holding positions within brand marketing and business development. 

Alexandra holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), in Switzerland, with an exchange semester at the HEC Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris), in France. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (honors), and a Certificate in International Studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Dr. Dennis M. Schuler

Senior Quantitative Analyst | RepRisk

Dr. Dennis M. Schuler joined RepRisk in 2018 and works as a Quantitative Analyst / Data Scientist. He is the Product Owner of RepRisk's metrics and risk quantifications and a senior member of the machine learning team. 

Prior to joining RepRisk, Dennis worked as a researcher at ETH Zurich and UC Berkeley, where he conducted quantitative research in innovation economics and management. 

Dennis holds a PhD and an MSc in Management, Technology and Economics (MTEC) from ETH Zurich and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

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Dr. Heiko Bailer

Head of ESG Quantitative Investments | RepRisk

Dr. Heiko Bailer joined RepRisk in 2019 and is responsible for building RepRisk’s quantitative investment business. As a former hedge fund manager, he is an expert in quantitative trading strategies.

Prior to joining RepRisk, Heiko co-founded the Swiss Fintech SmartStamp AG, as well as traded long/short US equities at GLAM, Goldcorp Land Asset Manager. Subsequent to that, Heiko was CIO at Swiss Trust Advisors AG and Plenum Investments.

Other previous appointments include: Head of Quantitative Solutions and Asset Allocation at Credit Suisse, Deputy CRO at Harcourt Investment Consulting, Director at Delta One Trading ABN AMRO London, and desk rotations at Deutsche Bank Global Markets in New York, Tokyo, and London.

Heiko received his Master of Science from Ludwig Maximilian University, in Munich, and his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Jenny Mathilde Nordby

Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution | RepRisk

Jenny Mathilde Nordby joined RepRisk in 2018 and is the Head of Partnerships and Third-Party Distribution. She is responsible for the firm’s global strategic sales and product partnerships, including re-distribution channels. Her role further includes responsibility for market research and competitive intelligence.

Before joining RepRisk, Jenny worked at SEB from 2013 onward – first, as an Account Manager covering Nordic institutional and corporate clients within Client Coverage, then since 2015 in Institutional Sales, and since 2017 in Corporate Risk Advisory and Analytics within Capital Markets. During her tenure at SEB, she also worked in rotations at other locations and departments in London, Singapore, and Stockholm.

Jenny holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Oslo, in Norway, and a Master of Science in Management and Finance from Imperial College, London, in the UK. She has additionally completed exchange semesters at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and at the American University, in Washington D.C., USA.

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