Arabesque S-Ray Hires top Executives

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Stockholm (NordSIP) – On January 6th, Arabesque S-Ray, a provider of ESG data, announced the hiring of Dr Manuel Piñuela as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Todd Arthur Bridges as Global Head of Sustainable Investing and ESG research.

According to Arabesque S-Ray, the appointments are critical to the next phase of its growth. The hires follow the completion of a US$22 million investment round in July 2019 from four of Germany’s leading financial institutions and the federal state of Hessen.

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Mr Bridges has been the head of ESG research and development at State Street Global Advisors, prior to which he was head of ESG research at Ethic. “Over the past few years, there have been fast-moving developments across capital markets towards a more sustainable financial system,” Bridges commented. “I am thrilled to join Arabesque S-Ray at a time when demand from investors for ESG data and investment strategies has never been greater, and look forward to working with the team to design and build innovative new solutions that enable sustainable asset allocations.”

Piñuela is a technology and science entrepreneur, MIT Technology Review Inventor and 2017 Innovator of the Year. He is a Co-Founder of Cultivo, Coyo Partners and Drayson Technologies Group, and serves multiple boards as an Executive and Non-Executive Director. “Advancements in technology are enabling all stakeholders to implement sustainability at a faster rate than ever before,” Piñuela said. “I am delighted to join Arabesque S-Ray and support the firm’s rapid global growth, and look forward to helping create new products that accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.”

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