ESG Seminar Series 2022

2022-Seminar Series ESG -header Acadian


ESG investing has grown rapidly in scope and complexity. Prior generations of ESG investing tools are no longer sufficient to meet investors’ increasingly diverse objectives and expectations for incremental financial performance from ESG information. In our 2022 seminar series, we will discuss how ESG is developing and show how advanced data science methods equip systematic managers to deliver on the financial promise of ESG and better target engagement.


See below for the full schedule and to register.


Date City Venue Time 
Week 1
Tuesday, May 3 Portland, OR The Nines 12pm-2pm 
Wednesday, May 4 San Francisco, CA The Palace Hotel 8am-10am 
Thursday, May 5 Chicago, IL JW Marriott 8am-10am 
Thursday, May 5  Minneapolis, MN Hotel Ivy  4pm-6pm (5pm cocktails) 
Friday, May 6 Toronto, ON  InterContinental Toronto Centre  11am-1pm 


Date City Venue Time 
Week 2
Monday, May 9 Montreal, QC Virtual Event 9am-10:30am
Tuesday, May 10 Atlanta, GA InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta 12pm-2pm 
Wednesday, May 11 Washington D.C. Hotel Washington 12pm-2pm
Thursday, May 12  New York, NY Westin NY Grand Central 8am-10am 
Friday, May 13 Boston, MA Acadian Office 8am-10am 


Presented By:

Andy Moniz Acadian Asset Management

Andy Moniz, Ph.D.

SVP, Director of Responsible Investing
Andy joined in 2021 as the Director of Responsible Investing. He oversees the firm’s ESG strategies, related research initiatives, and active ownership tactics. Andy is based out of Acadian Asset Management (U.K.) Limited. Prior to Acadian, he was the director of applied data science at Putnam Investments. He holds a Ph.D. in natural language processing from Erasmus University; a MSc. in applied statistics from the University of London; and a B.A. and M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge. Andy is a CFA charterholder and acts as a referee for ESG papers submitted to the Financial Analysts Journal. He is also an advisor to the Bank of England on the use of artificial intelligence and alternative data.
Seth W

Seth Weingram, Ph.D.

SVP, Director, Client Advisory
Seth is Acadian’s Director of Client Advisory, a team that produces original research on topical issues in systematic investing and regularly meets with key clients, consultants, and prospects. Seth also chairs Acadian’s Editorial Board, driving the firm’s thought leadership. Prior to joining Acadian in 2014, Seth held senior roles in equity derivatives trading, research, and strategy at UBS, Barclays Global Investors, and Deutsche Bank. Seth holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.