Heiko Bailer, formerly of SmartStamp AG, will be the new ESG Quantitative Investments head for Zurich-based hedge fund RepRisk.

Ridhima Sharma filed this report for Investment Europe:

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.