Machine learning methods have undergone significant development and seen increasing adoption in the asset management industry over the last few years. Vast amount of data available in financial markets and the complexity of forecasting investment performance and risks make asset management an area of choice to apply these innovative techniques.
Unigestion organised and hosted a research event on machine learning in risk premia and ESG investing, in collaboration with Imperial College London Business School, Université Paris-Dauphine and The Standards Board for Alternative Investments.
ESG has emerged as a dominant theme in listed markets but it has yet to achieve headline status in private markets. Paul Newsome, Head of Solutions at Unigestion, and Frederick Cobbold of Preqin ESG Working Group, engaged in a lively and informative discussion on how ESG principles are driving meaningful returns in Private Equity. Questions raised included:
In this small, private event, Ruth Pimentel, the CEO of Kindred, one of our portfolio companies, discussed the opportunities and challenges of investing and operating in the UK childcare sector. Kindred is a nursery platform that seeks to consolidate the fragmented UK nursery sector.