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Qontigo adds RepRisk to sustainability partners
Alliance seeks to enhance ESG risk data for better analytics and index solutions
The Asset 20 Jan 2022

Qontigo, a provider of innovative risk, analytics, and index solutions, has teamed up with RepRisk, a pioneer in environmental, social and governance (ESG) data science.

The partnership will enable Qontigo to gain access to RepRisk’s ESG risk data via Axioma portfolio analytics and risk models, and build indices under its STOXX family of brands.

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at RepRisk, says: “Integrating our rules-based, transparent dataset with Qontigo’s incisive analytics and index construction solutions offers the market the necessary sophistication and customization for today’s financial market participants – with broad application from proactively identifying ESG risk in portfolios to deploying impactful index products.”

RepRisk uses artificial intelligence and machine learning combined with human intelligence to systematically analyze public information to identify and assess material ESG risk – covering close to 200,000 public and private companies across all sectors and regions, including emerging and frontier markets. It helps assess how companies conduct their business around the world when it comes to ESG issues. It provides daily-updated data, with history going back to 2007 – the longest consistent time series in the industry.

“Open architecture is at the heart of our sustainability offering,” says Brian Rosenberg, chief revenue officer for analytics at Qontigo. “We focus on collaborating with best-in-class data providers and RepRisk is yet another well-respected, important partner for us as we continue to grow our ESG data ecosystem. RepRisk complements our existing set of ESG data providers and ultimately gives our clients even more flexibility and choice.”

Qontigo currently partners with ISS ESG, Sustainalytics, Clarity AI, and the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP).

Part of the Deutsche Börse Group, Qontigo was created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX. Headquartered in Eschborn, Germany, it has offices in New York, London, Zug and Hong Kong.

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