How does a quantitative asset management firm integrate ESG in its asset selection and ownership decisions? Tobias Ettlin, Partner at ONE group solutions, will interview Lukasz Pomorski, Head of ESG research at AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm, about practical implications of these questions.
The event is held under the Chatham House rules.
Welcome and introduction
ESG investment strategies: A hedge fund manager’s view
Tobias Ettlin is a Partner and Chief Compliance Officer with the ONE regulatory consulting business. He has over 15 years’ experience in the asset management sector. Before joining ONE group solutions, he spent more than 12 years with AQR Capital Management in London, most recently as Chief Compliance Officer for EMEA. During this time, he built the regional compliance programme, to ensure the firm’s adherence to applicable rules and regulations, client mandates and best industry practices. Prior to joining AQR in 2007, he was a compliance officer at Bear Stearns Asset Management and at JP Morgan Asset Management, both in New York.
Emmanuel Gutton has been appointed Director of Legal and Tax in September 2020.
Mr Gutton has been handed these responsibilities from Marc-André Bechet. Mr Bechet has been elected Deputy Director General and will now oversee Communications, Events and Business Development at ALFI.
Mr Gutton was Head of Legal and Conducting Officer at Pictet Asset Management (Europe) S. A., a Luxembourg UCITS management company and AIFM, from 2016.
Prior to joining Pictet, Mr Gutton worked for more than ten years as a lawyer (Luxembourg Bar and Paris Bar), concentrating his practice on collective investment funds and management companies. He worked as Counsel at Elvinger Hoss and in September 2012 relocated to Hong Kong to launch Elvinger Hoss’ office there, returning to Luxembourg in September 2015. Previously, Mr Gutton had worked as a lawyer at Linklaters in Luxembourg and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris.
Mr Gutton holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France) and a Master’s Degree in International Business Law and Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris in partnership with the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP). He speaks French and English.
Lukasz Pomorski is the Head of ESG Research and a Managing Director at AQR Capital Management. He is responsible for the planning and oversight of the firm’s responsible investment research efforts across all asset classes. Lukasz frequently publishes on ESG topics, serves on industry committees and speaks at conferences globally. He is a member of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Hedge Fund Advisory Committee and was previously the chair of UN PRI’s Equity Hedge Fund Working Group. Prior to AQR, Lukasz was an Assistant Director for Research at the Bank of Canada and an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto. His research on ESG, alpha signals, and portfolio construction has been published in top academic and practitioner journals and won several best paper awards. Lukasz earned a B.A. and M.A. in economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, an M.A. in finance at Tilburg University, and a Ph.D. in finance at the University of Chicago.