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[Webinar] ESG & Tech Series: Models & Scoring


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26/01/2021 18:00

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26/01/2021 19:00



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ESG & Tech Webinar Series #2 Models & Scoring
Join us for our second webinar of the ESG & Tech Series on Tuesday, January 6th. We will be taking a closer look at ESG models and scoring.

Chafic Merhy, PhD of Ostrum Asset Management will present his ESG model on sovereign counterparties and evoke the challenges in ESG modeling from an asset manager's perspective.

Emilie Béral, Executive Director at Vigéo will give us a peek into a rating agency's current methodologies and what we can expect moving forward.

And finally Sylvain Forté will demonstrate how Sesamm is implementing artificial intelligence technologies to analyze controversies in real time and model ESG ratings to create added value for their clients.

This event will be held in English. 


Emilie Béral has more than 15 years of experience in the field of ESG. 
She has led teams of ESG analysts for more than 13 years, during which time she has accompanied the development of expert teams worldwide, supported research activities and the development of new products and analytical repositories. 
As former Executive Director of the issuer market, Emilie Béral supported the development of sustainable financial solutions in various markets (green, social, sustainable bonds, bonds and loans backed by ESG criteria). 
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Finance for Tomorrow, a member of the Advisory Board of the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network as well as of the Task Force of the EFRAG project on reporting non-financial risks and opportunities and the link with the business model.

Sylvain Forté is an engineer with a passion for artificial intelligence. 
By co-creating SESAMmhe uses artificial intelligence technologies to analyze controversies in real time and create ESG ratings from billions of articles and messages from the web. 
SESAMm has 50 employees and has been serving asset managers, hedge funds, banks and private equity funds worldwide for more than 6 years.

Chafic Merhy, PhD heads the Quantitative Research team at Ostrum Asset Management. 
Chafic began his career as an actuary at Ernst & Young Actuaires Conseil before moving to Axa Investment Managers where he headed the Quantitative Asset Analytics team in charge of allocation and forecasting for the Global Fixed Income department.  
He joined Natixis Asset Management in 2008 as a Senior Structured Credit and CDO Analyst.  He became Head of Credit Quantitative Research in 2012. 
Since 2018, he is Head of Quantitative Research at Ostrum Asset Management. 
Chafic Merhy holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Montpellier.  He also graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris and is a member of the Institut des Actuaires.  He is a visiting professor at University Paris IX Dauphine and Paris I Sorbonne.  
Chafic has contributed to various publications such as the book Engineering Investment Process - Making Value Creation Repeatable, published in 2018 by ISTE. 

We look forward to seeing you online!

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[Webinar] ESG & Tech Series. Join us for our second webinar where we will be taking a closer look at ESG models and scoring.

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