Unigestion creates Women in Finance Scholarship with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Academic research drives investment innovation and as a research-led company, Unigestion is keen to bringing greater diversity to the field of financial engineering by supporting talented women in their studies. We are delighted to extend our relationship with the EPFL, one of the top technology and engineering schools in Europe, by providing this scholarship to a talented female student.

Fiona Frick, Chief Executive Officer at Unigestion

Unigestion, the independent, specialist asset manager, has extended its support for academic research in the financial sector by creating the Women in Finance scholarship with the Swiss Finance Institute at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

The scholarship will be an annual award to a female masters student studying financial engineering at the Swiss Finance Institute at EPFL who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance during her bachelor studies. As part of the award, Unigestion may support their career development further by providing the opportunity to complete their master thesis in industry at the company and by offering mentoring.

Research is embedded in Unigestion’s investment DNA, and collaboration with leading universities in Continental Europe and the UK on research projects has been at the heart of the Company’s development of innovative new investment approaches. This new scholarship builds on these existing initiatives, which includes support for finance research seminars organised by the EPFL and the University of Lausanne.

Unigestion’s strong commitment to academic research has already benefited our group through its support for our research seminars and the work opportunities offered to some of our students. We are excited by the opportunity this latest collaboration will bring as we seek to teach and develop a greater proportion of female students in the field of financial engineering.

Professor Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

About Unigestion

Unigestion is an independent, specialist asset manager providing innovative, tailored solutions for investors worldwide. For more than 50 years we have stayed true to our conviction that intelligent risk-taking is key to delivering consistent returns over time. Today, we are responsible for over $22bn in assets under management across our four areas of expertise – equities, private equity, liquid alternatives and multi asset – with a significant focus on responsible investing.

Helping our clients achieve investment success drives everything we do. We take the time to truly understand their requirements and work with them to create tailored solutions that meet their specific needs. Our focus on understanding and anticipating risk as a means to outperform sets us apart. Risk management is part of our DNA, our culture and defines everything we do. By taking risk in a measured, informed way, we aim to deliver superior performance for our clients.

Headquartered in Geneva, Unigestion has a global presence that extends across Europe, North America and Asia. We are privately owned, with a shareholder structure designed to ensure our long-term stability and align our interests with those of our clients.

Source: Unigestion as at 31.06.2021


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