| March 19, 2021
The ESG & Climate Risk in Quantitative Finance Conference, organized by WBS training, brings
together the leading lights of quantitative finance for a full week of talks and panel events on
ESG and quantitative approaches. RavenPack’s Peter Hafez will join other talking heads as they
discuss the impact of sustainable investing on the systematic space.
The ESG & Climate Risk Conference is the first virtual event focusing on the latest
developments, challenges, and opportunities within climate risk and ESG from a quantitative
Delegates will have the opportunity to engage, educate and share best practices with leading ESG
quants and climate risk practitioners; discussing the latest modeling methodologies, governance
challenges, and the inevitable increased drive towards ethical innovations.
RavenPack Chief Data Scientist Peter Hafez will be giving a presentation entitled: “Socially
Responsible Investing: Combining ESG Ratings with News Sentiment Generates Alpha” on Friday,
March 19, Day 5 of the Conference.
The talk will cover how ESG ratings used as a stock screener for providing downside protection
can be significantly improved when combined with sentiment indicators derived from news and
Other key findings are as follows:
See the full agenda
The conference will be hosted via Zoom for live chat and includes access to WBS’s online
educational portal. At the end of each conference day, the video lecture and slides will be
uploaded online to continue the debate via the daily forum.
March 19, 2021
4.00 pm CET
Peter is a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics, bringing alternative
data to banks and hedge funds..
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We consider incorporating sentiment signals from news, earnings call transcripts, and insider transactions to
boost the risk-adjusted returns, and revive factor performance.
We find stronger, more predictable market reactions when the words of company executives agree with their actions.
We have gathered 12 insights from 2021 research that can be leveraged in 2022.