Appointment at Scientific Beta

Press Release - March 15, 2022

Appointment at Scientific Beta

Scientific Beta is delighted to announce the appointment of David Wickham as Global Sales and Client Director and Deputy CEO.

Based in London, David is an Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard-educated senior investment director, sustainability specialist, and business developer.

He has over 20 years of professional investment experience as a senior portfolio manager (managing assets) and senior client portfolio manager (raising and retaining assets), with over US$50 billion in assets raised cumulatively.

David was previously Senior Investment Director, Global Head of Quant Solutions & ESG Lead at Abrdn, and Senior Investment Director, Emerging Markets & Smart Beta Solutions with HSBC Global Asset Management. He had previously held positions with Invesco Private Capital, Insight Investment, JANA Investment Advisers and Mercer Investments.

David’s expertise includes private markets (venture capital, private equity and private credit) and both long-only and long-short public markets investing across developed, emerging, and frontier markets

His public markets experience encapsulates various approaches, including active fundamental with ESG integrated, active quant using artificial intelligence, liquid alternatives, smart beta, enhanced indexation, sustainable indexation, and (market-cap) indexation, as well as multi-asset solutions investing across a diverse range of traditional and alternative asset classes.

At Scientific Beta, David will be responsible for ensuring that Scientific Beta continues to provide the highest quality of client services and for driving business development, notably of the award-winning Climate Impact Consistent Indices (CICI), the flagship Scientific Beta multi-factor indices, available with ESG and Low Carbon filters, and Scientific Beta’s suite of macro-tilted equity indices.

About Scientific Beta:
Scientific Beta aims to be the first provider of a smart factor and ESG/climate index platform to help investors understand and invest in advanced factor and ESG/climate equity strategies. Established by EDHEC-Risk Institute, one of the top academic institutions in the field of fundamental and applied research for the investment industry, Scientific Beta shares the same concern for scientific rigour and veracity, which it applies to all the services that it offers investors and asset managers.

On January 31, 2020, Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta. SGX is maintaining the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, and principles of independent, empirical-based academic research, that have benefited Scientific Beta's development to date. Since 2015, Scientific Beta has also been offering highly advanced strategies in the area of ESG and climate change, whether involving options integrated into smart beta indices or pure ESG or climate benchmarks.

As a complement to its own research, Scientific Beta supports an important research initiative developed by EDHEC on ESG and climate investing and cooperates with V.E and ISS ESG for the construction of its ESG and climate indices.

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