Andreas Hoepner is a Professor at the University College Dublin.
Serving on the EU’s Technical Expert Group for Sustainable Finance (2018/19) as the only individual academic member, Mr. Hoepner sees himself as a Financial Data Scientist working towards the vision of a conflict-free capitalism. While the vision is unlikely fully achievable, his view is that anyone can strive to make a regular contribution to reducing abusive conflicts of interests and thereby enhancing the fairness of our society and its financial system.
More specifically, his research interests are as follows:
- Financial Data Science (incl. Big Data, DeepData.ai, Augmented/Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Investing, Scientific Alpha & Smart Beta)
- Operational Risks & Intangible Assets (incl. all seven event types as defined by Basel II and the dynamic valuation of intangible assets)
- Organizational Refinancing (incl. the degree to which high quality management of organizational tensions between quality, costs, time, flexibility, learning and corporate culture can enhance refinancing processes)
- Scientific Process & Method (incl. the tensions between dichotomous and distributional reasoning, research relevance and complexity, and causality and predictability)
- Societal Asset Owners (incl. the effectiveness their investor activism, engagement and voting behaviour as well as the Investment Innovation Benchmark [iib.io])
- Transparent Sustainable Development (incl. the divergence between disclosure and reporting as well as double bookkeeping of greenhouse gas emissions).