Katharina Schwaiger, PhD

Katharina Schwaiger, PhD

Managing Director, Co-Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock’s Factor-Based Strategies Group

Katharina Schwaiger, PhD, Managing Director, is a member of the Factor Based Strategies Group. She is responsible for long-only equity factor strategies and a subject matter expert on sustainable investing. Dr. Schwaiger is also the Co-Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock's Multi-Asset and Solutions team, overseeing the ESG research, integration, and implementation efforts across the platform.

 

Prior to joining the FBSG, she was a member of the ETF and Index Investments Product Innovation group, where she was responsible for developing rules-based passive strategies across asset classes for iShares, index mutual funds and segregated mandates.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, she has worked as a Financial Engineer in the City of London, as a Quantitative Researcher at a London-based hedge fund and as a lecturer in Operational Research at the London School of Economics. She earned a BSc degree in Financial Mathematics, and a PhD degree in Mathematics/Operational Research from Brunel University. She is a committee member of Quantess London - a social group for women in quant, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Systematic Investing.