RepRisk names head of ESG Quantitative Investments

Ridhima Sharma
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RepRisk names head of ESG Quantitative Investments

Zurich based hedge fund company RepRisk has appointed Heiko Bailer as head of ESG Quantitative Investments.

Bailer will be responsible for building out RepRisk's position vis-à-vis quantitative-focused investors including asset managers, hedge funds, systematic traders, and others seeking to tilt their portfolios towards ESG and to integrate ESG alpha.

Philipp Aeby, chief executive officer of RepRisk said: "We are committed to furthering our efforts to combine advanced AI with human intelligence to provide a more sophisticated analysis of risk - and with the appointment of Bailer- the depth, speed, and credibility of our quantitative offering will continue to propel investment decision making and adoption."

Prior to joining RepRisk, Bailer co-founded the Swiss Fintech SmartStamp AG, as well as traded long/short US equities at GLAM. Subsequent to that, he was CIO at Swiss Trust Advisors AG and Plenum Investments. Other previous appointments include head Quant 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.