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On a mission to accelerate the allocation of capital to a sustainable future

We’re Impact Cubed

Founded two decades ago, Impact Cubed has transformed from a hedge fund into a pioneer in ESG investment.

Impact Cubed bridges the gap in factual, granular ESG data and investment solutions by leveraging quantitative strategies and machine learning. This turns ESG data into actionable insights, enabling sustainable investing without compromising returns or assuming undue risk.

Impact Cubed was founded on the belief that effective capital allocation can address global challenges. This conviction, combined with extensive asset management experience and an understanding of existing sustainable investment limitations, drove the creation of pioneering tools and methodologies. Their strategy delivers data-driven solutions to align capital with a sustainable future, challenging the notion that impact investing sacrifices financial performance.

Our Story

Our head office at 33 Cannon Street, London

Meet the Leadership

Larry Abele

Larry started his career at First Quadrant in 1996 working for Rob Arnott before joining Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock) in the Advanced Active Strategies Research Group. His next role was at Deutsche Asset Management as Head of Quantitative Strategies, before founding Auriel Capital Management, a systematic macro and equity hedge fund.

Larry brings advanced quantitative portfolio management expertise to sustainable investing via the founding of Impact Cubed. Larry holds a MPhil in Financial Economics from the University of Cambridge.

CEO

Dr Arleta Majoch

Arleta brings over 10 years of experience in ESG academia and industry to the founding team of Impact Cubed. She holds a PhD in Finance with a focus on RI from ICMA Centre at Henley Business School and is a published academic author on ESG in institutional investment.

Before joining Impact Cubed she held ESG research and business positions at organisations such as the UNPRI, Aberdeen Asset Management, Economist Intelligence Unit, and MSCI. Arleta sits on the GRI Stakeholder Council as Investor Representative.

COO

Antti Savilaakso

Antti has over 15 years of experience in ESG and sustainability research for investment purposes at Nordea Asset Management in Helsinki,
Responsible Research (now Sustainalytics) in Singapore, Dexia (now Candriam) Asset
Management in Brussels and ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam.

Antti is a published author and widely featured speaker on ESG, and has contributed to the ESG investing community through his positions as PRI Co-chair of Reporting & Assessment committee, FINSIF chairman of the board.

CRO (Research)

Aston Chan

Aston joined Impact Cubed in 2022 with over 20 years experience in quantitative investment management and research, across equities, fixed income and currencies. Aston started his career at Deutsche Asset Management in 2002 in the Quantitative Strategies Group.  This was followed by senior portfolio management positions in two hedge funds and the founding of AMAC Research.

Aston holds a MSc in Finance from the London Business School.

Head of Investment Solutions

Meet our Consultants

Nick Flanagan

Head of Sales

Beginning his career as a fund analyst at a London-based boutique firm, Nick Flanagan went on to join Legal & General Investment Management before eventually joining DWS Group as Vice President for Passive Sales covering institutional clients in the UK and Ireland. Nick then joined Northern Trust Asset Management as Head of ETF Sales for EMEA before joining Impact Cubed in 2024. Nick holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Trinity College Dublin and is certified in ESG investing by the CFA UK.

Jennie Baruxakis

Head of Asset Owner & Consultant Relations

Jennie heads up asset owner and consultant relations with over twenty years of industry experience. Prior to joining Impact Cubed, she led asset owner and consultant relations at the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for 15 years. Jennie's expertise lies in assisting asset owners in aligning their investment and sustainability objectives seamlessly.

Kim Pilgaard

Consultant - EU

Kim brings over 35 years of experience in the European asset management industry to Impact Cubed, with a solid background that spans several senior investment and sales roles. A Master in Political Science from the University of Aarhus laid the foundation for his career, which includes leadership positions at Nordea Asset Management and Danske Invest.

As an independent advisor since 2021, and now representing Impact Cubed in Denmark, Kim’s extensive experience and deep understanding of the investment landscape adds to our collective expertise, pioneering sustainable investment strategies that align with our clients’ values and goals.

Salvatore D'Angelo

Consultant - US

Sal’s career in Financial Technology and Data Sales spans over three decades, grounded in a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University. His tenure at industry giants like Reuters and ICE Data Services has established him as a trusted advisor, known for leveraging his deep market knowledge to support client success.

At Impact Cubed, Sal’s expertise in data sales and his commitment to excellence serve as invaluable assets, enhancing our ability to deliver nuanced ESG data and investment solutions to our clients.

Owen Thiers

Consultant - EU

Owen's post-master's degree in Financial Sciences from Antwerp University and a Master in Business Economics from Brussels University set the stage for over 25 years in investment management. His consultancy work for clients such as Hermes Private Equity and Actis, along with sales leadership at Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, underscores his substantial industry knowledge.

At Impact Cubed, Owen’s experience supports our mission to provide innovative ESG solutions to institutional investors, drawing on a career that spans asset management and financial advisory services.

Alexandre Cavé

Consultant - EU

Alexandre's rich educational background, spanning law and international relations from the Université de Toulon, University of Essex, and the University of Warwick, sets the foundation for his role at Impact Cubed. With certifications in Investment Management and ESG Investing from the CFA Institute, Alexandre brings a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable investment strategies.

His tenure as a Senior Relationship Manager at Citywire and Morningstar Investment Management in Europe honed his expertise in developing relationships with professional investors, driving business development, and promoting investment management and advisory capabilities. At Impact Cubed, Alex enhances our engagement with french-speaking European clients, offering deep insights into data, ratings, and sustainable investment practices.

Jack Moffat

Consultant - UK

Beginning his career at FactSet, Jack developed a deep understanding of financial data analytics, specialising in front office solutions. His expertise spans portfolio monitoring, risk management systems, order management systems, deep sector analysis, and ESG data workflows, including proxy voting and engagement tracking across the UK and EMEA. As an Account Executive, Jack drove new business and expanded FactSet's presence.

Certified in ESG Investing by the CFA, Jack is poised to guide asset managers, owners, and wealth managers towards operational excellence and sustainable investing practices.

Greg Neumann

Consultant - US

Greg’s career spans over four decades in asset management and investment banking, enriched by an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University. His expertise was shaped by roles at Karis Capital, Auriel Capital, and Alstra Capital, along with extensive experience at Deutsche Asset Management and Morgan Stanley across global markets.

At Impact Cubed, Greg leverages his deep understanding of institutional sales and marketing to drive our commitment to sustainable investing, bringing a rich global perspective to our strategies.

Mikael Fast

Consultant - EU

Mikael's journey in finance began at Hanken School of Economics, where he achieved a Master of Science degree. His career path took him from a senior assistant at the Department of Finance to significant roles in client management and private banking at SEB/Gyllenberg Asset Management, leading to becoming Head of Private Banking at Evli and then OP Bank. At Nordea Asset Management, Mikael excelled in institutional sales across the Nordic countries, bringing his wealth of experience to Impact Cubed as a Partner in 2021.

Mikael's foundational work in sustainable investing, underscored by his co-founding of Finsif and ongoing commitment to its nomination committee, aligns with Impact Cubed’s vision of integrating ESG principles into every investment strategy.

Jordan Abdur-Raoof

Consultant - US

With a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business, Jordan embarked on a diverse career starting with a rotational analyst program at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Here, he honed his skills across several teams, culminating in a pivotal role as Assistant Vice President and product development lead for a substantial offshore Mutual Fund and ETF business.

Jordan's expertise in wealth management strategy and product development, overseeing assets worth over $35 billion, was further enriched at Manifest Climate, where he spearheaded business development and sales in the US and Europe. At Impact Cubed, Jordan applies his comprehensive experience to enhance our sustainable investment solutions, contributing to our mission of marrying financial returns and ESG.

At Impact Cubed, we are committed to the collective goal of flourishing on the Earth by practising sustainable capitalism and responsible investment.

Our Vision

    • Providing a work environment that allows for personal growth and work–life balance.

     

    • Reducing the footprint of our operations and offsetting the impact we cannot avoid.

     

    • Encouraging sustainable commuting through economic incentives and flexible working hours.

     

    • Encouraging plant-based diets for all employees through education and a policy of providing only vegetarian food at events and reimbursing only vegetarian meals during business travel.

    • Supporting policies that promote income redistribution, elimination of harmful subsidies, taxing of externalities and natural resource use, and responsible advertising.

     

    • Supporting collective bodies that promote sustainable and responsible investment, such as UN PRI and Ceres.

    • Using modern investment analysis and portfolio engineering techniques to decisively allocate capital from less sustainable to more sustainable companies.

    • Dogmatically appreciating our fiduciary duty without compromising absolute returns.

    • Pushing the industry forward with research and tools that promote responsible investing.

    • Supporting the transition towards a sustainable financial system.

    • Setting an example that the investment industry can be both sustainable and responsible by conducting our own operations as such.

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