Dr Katharina Schwaiger, Head of Sustainable Research and Innovation for Factors, Sustainable and Solutions, BlackRock
Katharina Schwaiger, PhD, Managing Director, is Head of Sustainable Research and Innovation for Factors, Sustainability and Solutions in BlackRock Systematic. She is responsible for long-only equity factor strategies and a subject matter expert on sustainable investing. Dr. Schwaiger is also the Co-Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions team, overseeing the ESG research, integration and implementation efforts across the platform. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, she has worked as a Financial Engineer in the City of London, as a Quantitative Researcher at a London-based hedge fund and as a lecturer in Operational Research at the London School of Economics. She earned a BSc degree in Financial Mathematics, and a PhD degree in Mathematics/Operational Research from Brunel University. She is a committee member of Quantess London - a social group for women in quant, a Director at INQUIRE UK, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Systematic Investing.