Andreas G. F. Hoepner, PhD

Dr. Andreas G. F. Hoepner is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School. He is currently also serving as the Head of Practical Tools, MISTRA financial systems research consortium (since January 2014 having served as Academic Fellow since September 2009) and as Senior Associate to the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership (since June 2013). He received his PhD from St Andrews in June 2010, where he was on faculty from February 2009 to September 2013 and built up the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance as its Deputy Director since November 2011. He is also founding co-director of a social enterprise (Sociovestix Labs) and founding president of a charitable organisation (ReFine Research) that gives social reporting awards to pension funds. He currently serves on advisory boards for Bank J. Safra Sarasin, and CDP and on assessment committees for the Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) Awards (Categories: Climate Change Risk, ESG, Smart Beta), the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB), and the RI Awards.

Dr. Hoepner’s financial data science research has made him sole inventor of the US patent investment performance measurement (No. US8751357 B1). It also won several awards including a 2015 PRI/Sycomore Best Quantitative Paper, a 2012 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding, a 2010 PRI Academic Research Award, and 2011 and 2012 PRI/FIR Research Grant Awards. He publishes interdisciplinary in journals such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, Accounting Education, Ecological Economics, European Journal of Finance, and Journal of Business Ethics. He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment and the Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty (foreword from former US. Vice President Al Gore).

Besides these academic honours, Dr. Hoepner’s research has been covered in mainstream internal press including Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Sunday Times, Die Zeit, Les Echos or Le Monde. He has also presented professionally relevant insights from his research to dozens of asset managers including three quarters of the trillion US$ group (i.e. Allianz Global Investors, Amundi, AXA, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Capital Group, Deutsche, JP Morgan, PIMCO, State Street Global Advisors, UBS, Vanguard) and many other relevant organisations (e.g. Bloomberg, CFA, China Securities Regulatory Commission, EFFAS, European Commission, Environmental Agency Pension Fund, FCA, IFC, IOSCO, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Morningstar, MSCI, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Pantheon, PKA, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Swedish Finance Institute, Swiss Finance Institute, UBS, Unipension, Unisuper, or USS). His presentations and interviews have been translated into Chinese, Danish, French, German, Japanese and Russian.

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A video interview of Dr. Hoepner can be found here: