PhD, Executive Director, Head of Indices, RobecoSAM
In his function as Head of Indices, Guido Giese PhD is responsible for the maintenance and the further development of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Additionally, he will oversee global sales, licensing, partnerships and client services for the DJSI. Prior to joining RobecoSAM, Guido Giese was Head of Research and Development at STOXX where he was responsible for developing new index solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in risk management and asset management at large international banks as well as at KPMG. Guido Giese holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
Aug 8, 2016
Guido GiesePhD, Executive Director, Head of IndicesRobecoSAM
Historically, ESG indices have not attracted asset volumes comparable to smart beta index strategies. This could be attributed to the fact that market participants and academics alike have struggled to link ESG-based strategies with financial performance. As researchers shift their focus from how to study ESG to how to integrate ESG data into products and…