Neudata Taps Meigh For ESG Data Analysis

Oct 25 2017 | 7:02pm ET

As demand for data surrounding environmental, social and governance metrics grows in the alternative investment space, Neudata has named Julia Asri Meigh as an analyst in the firm’s London office.

In her new role, Meigh will focus on the analysis of ESG issues, the company said in a statement. Her addition comes as Neudata responds to growing interest for more ESG datasets to identify correlations between ethical business practices and price movements, and strengthens the company’s data scouting and research capacity. She joined the firm in September.

Prior to joining Neudata, Meigh worked for several firms as an analyst and account manager covering a range of topics, sectors and the global macroeconomy. She holds an MS in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the Universe of Westminster. 

“Although ethical business practices are important conditions for driving long-term profitability, recent research finds that high ESG ratings are not consistently proven for alpha generation,” said Rado Lipuš, CEO of Neudata, in the statement. “This perhaps highlights some of the shortfalls with ESG data, such as that ESG scores are not uniform and can often be inconsistent [while] quantifying ethical behaviors is subjective and can lack statistical rigor. Neudata drills deeper into ESG ratings methodologies and to those doing the hands-on research.”

Founded in 2016, London-based Neudata consults with investment managers to identify alternative datasets that are emerging and are often unavailable on traditional platforms. The company’s expertise lies in scouting and evaluating alternative data and assisting investment managers in selecting relevant sources for backtesting and research, uncover overlooked information and focus on global equity, currency, commodity, fixed income and derivatives market intelligence.

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