Unigestion creates Academic Advisory Board

Academic research is at the heart of Unigestion’s investment DNA. It drives innovation and underpins every aspect of our investment management process. The creation of the Academic Advisory Board is a logical evolution of our strong ties with leading universities, supporting our desire to develop new thinking and continuous improvement to the solutions and perspectives we offer our clients.

Fiona Frick, Chief Executive Officer at Unigestion and Vice-Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board

Unigestion, the independent, specialist asset manager, is delighted to announce the launch of an Academic Advisory Board.

The Unigestion Academic Advisory Board has been created to provide vision and debate on the critical economic and investment issues facing investors and to advise Unigestion on its annual research programme. The creation of the Board formalises Unigestion’s long-standing relationship with academia, which has involved close collaboration with leading universities over many years.

The Board, which comprises leading members of the financial academic community together with senior investment professionals at Unigestion, is led by Professor Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Non-executive Director of Unigestion. Fiona Frick, Chief Executive Officer at Unigestion, will act as Vice Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board.

The first independent external members are Patrick Bolton, Professor of Finance and Economics at Imperial College and Columbia University, and Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Professor of Finance at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Emmanuel Jurczenko, Professor of Finance at EDHEC and an academic consultant to Unigestion, together with Jerome Teiletche, Head of Cross Asset Solutions – who leads the global coordination of research at Unigestion – will also be permanent members of the Board. Other Unigestion employees will be invited to participate depending on the topics discussed by the Board.

Economies and markets are becoming ever more complex and the creation of the Academic Advisory Board provides a challenging and inspiring forum for leading financial academics and practitioners to debate the key issues facing investors. I am delighted to have been asked to Chair the Board and look forward to working with Fiona and the other members of the Board to provide original and thoughtful insights that have practical application for investors.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro, Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board

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 $21.1bn 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 30.9.2021


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