Ortec Finance, the leading global provider of technology and solutions for risk and return management, is proud to welcome Russ Bowdrey as Team Lead, Client Servicing for our Climate & ESG Solutions.

Russ is joining Ortec Finance from Aviva, where he was a senior manager in the Group Asset Liability Management team and was part of the cross-company climate change risk and opportunities project. At Ortec Finance Russ will be helping clients to understand and act upon the investment implications of climate change.

Russ is a UK-qualified actuary and has previously worked in actuarial consulting and for major insurance companies. Russ led on the physical risk elements of Aviva’s first, award winning, TCFD-compliant climate change report and regularly speaks at industry events on climate change implications for investors.

Lisa Eichler and Willemijn Verdegaal, the co-heads of Ortec Finance’s Climate & ESG Solutions are excited to welcome Russ on board: “Russ has over 10 years of experience across multiple institutional channels and has of late focused almost solely on climate change. As we continue our growth ambitions in the UK and globally, we believe that Russ will play a vital role in assisting us achieve our vision of becoming the global go to provider for the integration of climate risks and opportunities into investment processes.”

Russ said: “The chance to work with the team at Ortec Finance is an exciting opportunity to use my financial markets experience and combine that with their industry leading technology. I have long been an advocate of empowering asset owners and asset managers to question their investment decision making. The Ortec Finance modelling capabilities with climate change embedded, give precisely that opportunity to drive proactive decision-making and positive shareholder and societal outcomes. I look forward to working with our clients as we help them further embrace technology to better manage their investment strategy.”

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About the Climate & ESG Solutions

Ortec Finance’s Climate & ESG Solutions has developed five tools to support you as an investor to navigate climate change. These customizable tools offer economic and financial insights into your investments’ vulnerabilities and opportunities- and how to act on them. Insights are quantified and expressed in financial metrics for easy integration into your investment decision-making & reporting frameworks. We combine independent, research-backed climate change & ESG knowledge, advanced financial models, and innovative technology. These tools can be integrated into software, implemented separately, or utilized in various combinations depending on your specific needs.

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