About the Conference

The ESG & Climate Risk in Quant Finance Conference took place on 29th September 2022. Attendees enjoyed 7 talks from experts including Nobel Laureate, Professor Robert Engle, Dr. Robert Litterman, Asha Mehta, and many more.

If you missed the event, you can catch up with the recordings now on the CQF Institute website.

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - 29th September 2022

13.30 - 14.30 CEST

Virtual conference doors open - Familiarize yourself with the Hopin platform

14.30 - 14.35 CEST

Welcome Remarks
Dr. Randeep Gug, Managing Director, CQF Institute

14.35 - 15.10 CEST

'Your Attention Please!' - Weaponising the ESG Narrative
Dr. Grant Fuller, CEO, Irithmics

15.10 - 15.45 CEST

Natural Language Processing for Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Mike Chen, Head of Alternative Alpha Research, Robeco

15.45 - 16.20 CEST

Symbols vs Solutions: Quant as a Driver for Value Creation
Asha Mehta, Managing Partner & CIO, Global Delta Capital

16.20 - 17.00 CEST

Break and Networking

17.00 - 18.00 CEST

Panel Discussion: Saints and Sinners
Professor Amir Amel Zadeh, Associate Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Professor Laurens Swinkels, Head of Quant Strategy at Sustainable Multi-Asset Solutions, Robeco
Diana Ouamar, Managing Director, Rima Consulting
Dr. Arik Ben Dor, Head of Quantitative Equity Research, Barclays

18.00 - 18.35 CEST

Supply Chain Climate Exposure
Lukasz Pomorski, Managing Director and Head of ESG Research, AQR Capital Management

18.35 - 19.10 CEST

Climate Risk and Opportunity
Professor Robert Litterman, Founding Partner, Kepos Capital

19.10 - 19.45 CEST

Climate Financial Risk: Portfolios And Stress Tests
Professor Robert Engle, Professor Emeritus of Finance, New York University Stern School of Business

19.45 - 19.50 CEST

Closing Remarks
Dr. Randeep Gug, Managing Director, CQF Institute

19.50 - 20.30 CEST

End of day networking

Conference Speakers

Confirmed speakers and panelists. Click on the images below to explore abstracts and biographies.

Conference Tickets


29th September 2022


13:30 - 20:30 CEST
12:30 - 19:30 BST

Tickets are free for CQF Institute Members.
Not a member? Become a basic member for free to claim your complimentary ticket.

Conference Organizers

Quant Insights is presented by the CQF Institute, Fitch Learning, & Wilmott

CQF Institute

Promoting the highest standard in practical financial engineering, the CQF Institute, part of Fitch Learning, is a global membership organization dedicated to educating and building the quantitative finance community. The CQF Institute is also the awarding body for the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) the world’s largest professional qualification in quantitative finance.

Fitch Learning

Part of the Fitch Group, Fitch Learning partners with businesses to help develop the future leaders of the financial services industry. Alongside centers in established financial hubs, Fitch Learning utilizes a best-in-class technology platform to deliver blended learning solutions that maintain the personal element of development.


Wilmott is the leading resource for the quant finance community, comprised a website and discussion forum and Wilmott magazine.

Conference Sponsor

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