Our Team

Omar

Omar Selim

CEO

Omar is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arabesque.

Omar... read more

Omar

Omar Selim

CEO

Omar is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arabesque.

Omar has 20 years experience in international banking, having held senior positions at UBS, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. He joined Barclays in 2004, where he was responsible for a multi-billion dollar revenue budget and over a thousand staff.

In 2012, he initiated the values based asset management project at Barclays, originating the concept and developing it into Arabesque.

“The analytics of a company’s sustainability is the ultimate step in managing assets”

Prior positions at Barclays

Head of Global Markets for institutional clients in the European time zone

Member of Barclays Capital's European Management Committee

Chief Executive and Chairman for a number of regions

Member of Barclays Bank's Swiss Supervisory Board

Anja Mikus

Chief Investment Officer

Anja is the Chief Investment Officer at Arabesque, overseeing all... read more

Anja Mikus

Chief Investment Officer

Anja is the Chief Investment Officer at Arabesque, overseeing all investment products and processes alongside leading the company’s growth strategy. In a distinguished 25 year career within some of Europe’s largest asset managers, Anja has achieved an exceptional and consistent track record resulting in numerous awards both individually, and for the funds and companies under her leadership. Most recently she served as the CIO for Union Investment with more than $250bn assets under management.

"To combine a profound sustainability approach with a disciplined quantitative investment process clearly adds value"

Further Positions

Member of the Supervisory Board, Commerzbank AG

Prior Positions

Chief Investment Officer/ Segment Portfolio Management, Union Investment

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Currency and Bond Management Europe, Allianz PIMCO Asset Management

Head of Fund Management Fixed Income, Allianz Asset Management

Head of Portfolio Management, Managing Director, Allianz KAG

Andreas Feiner

Head of ESG Advisory

Andreas is a founding Partner of Arabesque. He is responsible... read more

Andreas Feiner

Head of ESG Advisory

Andreas is a founding Partner of Arabesque. He is responsible for Arabesque`s Sustainability Process, which is the basis for all of Arabesque`s flagship products, and Bespoke Solutions, which offers tailor-made products based on investors` individual preferences.

"From the stockholder to the stakeholder"

Prior Positions

Head of Distribution, Barclays Saudi Arabia

Structured Product Sales for Germany/Austria, Barclays Capital & WestLB

Equity Portfolio Manager, Metzler Asset Management

Equity Research Analyst, Bankhaus Metzler seel. Sohn & Co.

Dr. Hans-Robert Arndt

Head of Quantitative Research

Hans-Robert is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where... read more

Dr. Hans-Robert Arndt

Head of Quantitative Research

Hans-Robert is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where he is responsible for Quantitative Research. The main focus of his group is the development and improvement of performance generating signals and risk management systems. His expertise lies in the combination of advanced mathematics, informatics and financial markets.



"Mathematics and advanced algorithms are the core of most modern innovations"

Prior Positions

Financial institutions Structuring, Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank, Frankfurt

Financial Institutions Solutions, Barclays Capital, London

Research Assistant, University Rostock

Dr. Dominic Selwood

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Dominic is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where... read more

Dr. Dominic Selwood

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Dominic is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where he is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

"Transparency is a fundamental foundation of Arabesque"

Prior Positions

Global Head of Islamic Products, Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank
General Counsel and Head of Compliance, GCF Ltd
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, BMB Group Ltd
Director, Deutsche Bank AG
Barrister, Allen & Overy LLP
Barrister, 2 King's Walk, Temple, London

Professional Bodies

Barrister, England and Wales

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

Assosciate of the Institute of Securities & Investments (ASCI)

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)

Alexander Kuppler

Head of Trading

Alexander is responsible for all global trading at Arabesque across... read more

Alexander Kuppler

Head of Trading

Alexander is responsible for all global trading at Arabesque across all asset classes. Alexander uses state-of-the-art electronic trading systems to guarantee an optimal trading environment as well as professional execution services.

Alexander has extensive experience in the set-up, running and maintaining of internationally focused trading units, and is an expert in a wide range of asset classes including equities, derivatives, FX and commodities.

"High quality executions adds performance to a portfolio"
Prior Positions

Head of Equity Trading, DWS Investments

Sales Trader ETFs and Equities, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt

Proprietary Trader Precious Metals and Commodities, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt

Tarek Selim

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Tarek Selim is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management,... read more

Tarek Selim

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Tarek Selim is a founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management, where he is responsible for implementing and maintaining a high level of infrastructure as well as ensuring the long-term financial health of the company.

"Safeguarding our investors is the principal factor in every infrastructure decision"

Prior Positions

Head of Structured Solutions Team for Germany/Austraia, Goldman Sachs Frankfurt/London

Interest Rate and Flow Credit Sales, Lehman Brothers London

Junior EM Corporate Bond Trader, HVB London

Brace Young

Partner

Prior to joining Arabesque in 2017, Mr. Young was Chief... read more

Brace Young

Partner

Prior to joining Arabesque in 2017, Mr. Young was Chief Executive Officer at Eclat Impact in 2016 and Chief Executive Officer and a Partner at Mariner Investment group from 2000-2015. He joined Mariner directly from Goldman Sachs, where he retired as a Partner, after a 20 year career in Fixed Income in New York, Tokyo, and London. He serves as Board Chair of GWAVE, a wave based renewable energy company. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Social Finance, Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit organisation dedicated to mobilising investment capital to drive social change.

"Arabesque has the passion, the people and the power to make a real change through financial markets"

Current other positions held

Chairman of the Board of Directors (Social Finance, Inc.)

Board Chair (GWave)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees(Buckingham Browne & Nichols)

Prior Positions Include

CEO (Eclat Impact)

CEO (Mariner Investment Group)

Partner (Goldman Sachs)

Dr. Michael Legatt

Quantitative, Fundamental and Behavioural Research

Michael was previously the Chief Information Officer at Lightstone Capital... read more

Dr. Michael Legatt

Quantitative, Fundamental and Behavioural Research

Michael was previously the Chief Information Officer at Lightstone Capital Management. At Arabesque, Michael is responsible for the integration of Lightstone products and furthering the quantitative and technological research of the Arabesque Fundamental fund. Michael`s research areas cover a vast array of fields such as behavioural economics, quantitative equity analysis, big data computation, visualization and integration, software development, human-computer interaction, energy, organisational culture, situational awareness, human factors, user experience, decision making, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Alongside his PhD in Psychology and PhD in Engineering, Michael holds a US patent and is a serving member of several organisations.

Syntesizing technology and psychology produces a powerful force for improving the world

Further Positions

CEO and Founder, ResilitentGrid

President, ComputerPsych LLC

Prior Positions

Principal Engineer, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc.

Chief Information Officer, Lightstone Capital Management LLC

Gregory Woods

Fundamental Research & Product Development

Gregory was previously Vice President at Lightstone Capital Management and... read more

Gregory Woods

Fundamental Research & Product Development

Gregory was previously Vice President at Lightstone Capital Management and is primarily responsible for the integration of Lightstone strategies into Arabesque products. Gregory`s expertise lies in the incorporation of quantitative metrics with fundamental market analysis and economic research.


Gregory has extensive senior leadership experience in the pension fund sector and has co-authored several papers on quantitative equity selection, with his work presented at the World Bank and the IMF.

"The underlying fundamentals are key to understanding performance"

Further Positions

Vice President, Head of Investments, Trust Officer, BPAS Fiduciary Services

Prior Positions

Vice President, Lightstone Capital Management LLC

Rehan Noor Pathan

Head of Middle East & Malaysia

Rehan is a Partner at Arabesque where he is responsible... read more

Rehan Noor Pathan

Head of Middle East & Malaysia

Rehan is a Partner at Arabesque where he is responsible for business development in the Middle East and South East Asia. Rehan has 20 years of experience in institutional sales working globally with SWFS, pension funds, government linked investment vehicles, banks, insurance companies and family offices. Over the last several years Rehan has focussed on asset management sales and distribution, especially Socially Responsible and Shariah compliant asset management. Rehan holds a B.Sc. from the University of Bahrain with Honours and an MBA with distinction from CASS Business School, City University London. Rehan is a regular speaker, panelist and moderator in the GCC and Islamic Finance conference circuit.

"Combining values, technology and financial expertise leads to sustainable returns"

Further Positions

Managing Partner and Global Head of Sales, Takseem

Prior Positions
Head of International Sales, NCB Capital

Vice President Sales and Distribution, Deutsche Banks

Senior Relationship Management, ABN AMRO Bank

Philipp Müller, CFA

ESG Research and Advisory

Philipp is a Partner at Arabesque and primarily responsible for... read more

Philipp Müller, CFA

ESG Research and Advisory

Philipp is a Partner at Arabesque and primarily responsible for the Arabesque Prime Fund. He is also principally responsible for the implementation and development of the screening methodology of the Arabesque Investment Universe. Philipp holds an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Geneva and is a CFA® charterholder.

"A rigorous and systematic selection process is the foundation of our products"

Prior Positions

Investment Solutions Analyst E.I.M. S.A


Quantitative Analyst E.I.M S.A.

Gabriel Karageorgiou

Head of Client Services

Gabriel is a Partner at Arabesque, primarily responsible for client... read more

Gabriel Karageorgiou

Head of Client Services

Gabriel is a Partner at Arabesque, primarily responsible for client services globally. Gabriel is also actively contributing to Arabesque`s ESG research efforts focusing on thought leadership and integration topics. Most recently, Gabriel was a partner at KKS Advisors where he was assisting institutional investors on integrating sustainability measures into their capital allocation process. His work has received significant attention in media outlets including the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Gabriel holds a degree in Physics and an M.Sc. in Quantitative Finance.

"We shake the ladder very well, before climbing on it"

Prior Positions

Co-founder & Partner, KKS Advisors London

Enterprise Risk Management, Barclays Capital London

Performance Improvement Consulting, PriceWaterhouseCoopers London

Risk Solutions Group, Lehman Brothers London

Dominic Godman

Head of Singapore

Dominic is a Partner at Arabesque and is Head of... read more

Dominic Godman

Head of Singapore

Dominic is a Partner at Arabesque and is Head of the Singapore office. His primary responsibility is business development in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Arabesque, Dominic was a Director at Barclays Bank based in Singapore. He has 8 years experience servicing high net worth clients in the Asia Pacific region.

"The combination of state of the art portfolio management technology and a rigorous sustainability approach is the future of asset management"

Prior Positions

Director, Barclays Bank, Singapore

Michael Oberdörfer

Relationship Management

Michael Oberdörfer is a Senior Relationship Manager at Arabesque, covering... read more

Michael Oberdörfer

Relationship Management

Michael Oberdörfer is a Senior Relationship Manager at Arabesque, covering institutional clients, pension funds, pension schemes and insurance companies in Germany. Michael has over 30 years of experience in managing institutional client relationships at WestLB and Trinkaus & Burkhardt, and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Cologne.

Success satisfies if you can share it

Prior Positions

Teamleader Insurance Companies, West LB

Relationship Management Institutional Clients, WestLB

International Instutional Sales, Trinkaus & Burkhardt

Dr. Yasin Rosowsky

Quantitative Research

Yasin works in the Quantitative Research department and is responsible... read more

Dr. Yasin Rosowsky

Quantitative Research

Yasin works in the Quantitative Research department and is responsible for database development and applications of machine learning algorithms for financial forecasting. Yasin is a 2013 alumnus of the United Kingdom`s Doctoral Training Centre in Financial Computing and Analytics.

"In the pursuit of Knowledge does one find Truth"

Prior Positions

MEng, MRes, PhD, University College London

Market Operations, London Metal Exchange

Ciaran McCale

Head of Media and Communication

Ciaran is responsible for global communications at Arabesque, helping to... read more

Ciaran McCale

Head of Media and Communication

Ciaran is responsible for global communications at Arabesque, helping to develop the firm’s brand across international markets. Prior to joining Arabesque, Ciaran was a director at PHA Media, an award-winning public relations agency based in London, where he oversaw corporate communications for a range of major organisations.

“Universal principles of humanity, social inclusion, and environmental stewardship are not in conflict with economic value creation; they are intertwined.”

Prior Positions

Director, PHA Media

Dr. Qasim Nasar-Ullah

Quantitative Research

Qasim works in the Quantitative Research department. He is responsible... read more

Dr. Qasim Nasar-Ullah

Quantitative Research

Qasim works in the Quantitative Research department. He is responsible for high performance computing and applications of financial modelling. Qasim is a 2013 alumnus of the United Kingdom`s Doctoral Training Centre in Financial Computing and Analytics.

"Broad research is built on the finer details"

Further Positions

Honorary Research Associate/Lecturer, University College London

Prior Positions

Academic Researcher, BNP Paribas

MEng, MRes, PhD, University College London

Visiting PhD Student, National University of Singapore

Intern, Deutsche Bank

Intern, UBS

Dr. Tim Verheyden

Head of S-Ray™

Tim is a Director in the ESG Research team where... read more

Dr. Tim Verheyden

Head of S-Ray™

Tim is a Director in the ESG Research team where he is heading the development of the Arabesque S-Ray™, a unique tool to monitor the sustainability of the world’s largest companies. Tim holds a BSc and MSc in Business Engineering and a PhD in Finance from KU Leuven (Belgium).

"Sustainable finance is the art of understanding how value will be created in the future"

Prior Positions

PhD researcher, KU Leuven

Director, Capitant

Recent Publications

ESG for all? The impact of ESG screening on return, risk and diversification (2016). Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, 28(2), 47-55.

Mutual fund performance: A market efficiency perspective. (2016). Investment Analysts Journal, 45(4), 1-15.

Process-oriented social responsibility indicator for mutual funds: A multi-criteria decision analysis approach. (2016). International Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Making, 6(1), 66-99.

Stephan Vuylsteke

ESG Research & Advisory

Stéphan is working as an Associate in the ESG Research... read more

Stephan Vuylsteke

ESG Research & Advisory

Stéphan is working as an Associate in the ESG Research and Advisory department, where he works on product development, improving the Arabesque Sustainability Process and the communication of ESG developments. Stéphan holds an MSc in Business Engineering from the University of Antwerp, where he finished his master's thesis in sustainability.

"Sustainability is so multifaceted it is best interpreted using a comprehensive, systematic and quantitative approach”

Prior Positions

Board Member, Capitant

Intern, Exmar Shipmanagement NV

Jessica Eistrand

Consultant for Nordic Region

Jessica is a consultant to Arabesque for the Nordic region.... read more

Jessica Eistrand

Consultant for Nordic Region

Jessica is a consultant to Arabesque for the Nordic region. She has assisted institutional investors with allocation and implementation strategies across a wide range of markets and investments throughout her career. Today, Jessica advises asset managers on their marketing and product positioning strategy.

“Sustainable investing will become the norm. It provides value and the pension savers of tomorrow will expect nothing less”

Prior Positions

Fixed Income ETFs, Blackrock "iShares"

Alternative Investments and Infrastructure, StormHarbour

Structured Products, UBS

Fixed Income Sales, Deutsche Bank

Yan Hui

Head of China

Hui is a Senior Independent Advisor at Arabesque and Head... read more

Yan Hui

Head of China

Hui is a Senior Independent Advisor at Arabesque and Head of China. Her primary responsibility is business development in China. She has 14 years of experience in the financial sector including investment banking, private equity investment and banking regulation.

“Sustainable investing will be the mainstream of asset management in Asia.”

Prior Positions

Executive Director & Chief Representative of Beijing Office, UBS Asia Securities Co. Ltd

Vice President, HOPU investment

Deputy Director, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Maria Mähl

Director

Maria is a Director with Arabesque whose expertise lies at... read more

Maria Mähl

Director

Maria is a Director with Arabesque whose expertise lies at the intersection of sustainable finance and corporate sustainability. Her current focus at Arabesque is in business development for North America and the Nordic Region. Maria has worked with global leaders in the private, public and civil society sectors on investments strategies, operational excellence, program development and business development across industries in European, Asian, African, and American markets. Maria attended Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University in Sweden and holds a B.Sc. in Political Science and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics.

"Sustainable investing is the future. Today, we build tomorrow.

Prior Positions

Senior Manager, Clinton Global Initiative

Management Consultant, Health Navigator

Strategy Consultant, Capgemini Consulting

Supply Chain Management, Volvo

Private Equity and Venture Capital, Alpha Nordic Ventures

Program Development, United Nations

Tanyarat Rilinger

Business Development

Tanyarat is responsible for Arabesque's business development focusing on Thailand.... read more

Tanyarat Rilinger

Business Development

Tanyarat is responsible for Arabesque's business development focusing on Thailand. Tanyarat has more than 10 years of experience in the financial markets with various roles including business development, product development and client relationship management. Tanyarat graduated with MBA from Purdue University and BA in economics from Chulalongkorn University.

“ESG Quant opens up a new world of investment opportunities for sustainable performance”

Prior Positions

Vice President Business Development, TISCO Securities

Business Development, Thailand Futures Exchange

Product Development and Marketing, The Stock Exchange of Thailand

Clearing and Settlement, Thailand Securities Depository

Marc Hassler

ESG Research & Advisory

Marc is an Associate in the ESG Research department. He... read more

Marc Hassler

ESG Research & Advisory

Marc is an Associate in the ESG Research department. He holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Finance with distinction from Maastricht University, where he specialised in impact investing with particular focus on refugee integration.

“Integrating sustainability as a central selection criterion enhances performance and allows for more meaningful investment decisions.”

Prior Positions

Contributor, G8 Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group

Junior Behavioural Designer, /KL.7

Junior Analyst, Berendsen

Siobhan Archer

ESG Research & Advisory

Siobhan is part of the ESG research department, working on... read more

Siobhan Archer

ESG Research & Advisory

Siobhan is part of the ESG research department, working on the Arabesque S-Ray, communications and content creation. Having graduated with an honours degree from King's College London and SOAS, Siobhan plans to further her education with a masters in Environmental Economics and Climate Change come September.

Prior positions include:

• Editor in Chief of KCL FS Newspaper
• Intern at Barclays Capital