Dr Andreas G. F. Hoepner
Associate Professor of Finance
Dr Andreas G. F. Hoepner
|Director of Enterprise, ICMA Centre|
|ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus|
|+44 (0)118 378 8239|
Dr. Andreas G. F. Hoepner is an Associate Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre of Henley Business School. He is currently also heading the ‘Practical Tools’ research group of the Mistra Financial Systems (MFS) research consortium (5 groups, total funding: SEK 58 million ~ about US$ 7 million). Dr. Hoepner serves as the inaugural chair of the Financial Data Science Association and sits on independent assessment committees for the Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) Awards (Categories: Climate Change Risk, ESG, Smart Beta), the Investment Innovation Benchmark (IIB), and the RI Awards. He sits on advisory boards for Bank J. Safra Sarasin, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and French Social Investment Forum (FIR).
Andreas received his PhD from St Andrews in June 2010, where he was on faculty from 02/2009 to 09/2013 and built up the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance as its Deputy Director since 11/2011. He is founding co-director of a social enterprise (Sociovestix Labs, a spin-off from the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence [DFKI]) and founding president of a charitable organisation (ReFine Research) that gives social reporting awards to pension funds. Prior to taking up his MISTRA role in March 2016, Andreas served over six years as lead academic advisor United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment and also consulted for organisations including the European Commission, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).READ MORE
Dr. Hoepner’s financial data science research has made him sole inventor of the US patent investment performance measurement (No. US8751357 B1). He also won several awards including a 2015 PRI/Sycomore Best Quantitative Paper, a 2012 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceeding, a 2010 PRI Academic Research Award, and 2011 and 2012 PRI/FIR Research Grant Awards. He publishes interdisciplinary in journals such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, British Accounting Review, Ecological Economics, European Journal of Finance, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.
He is co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment and the Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Duty (foreword from former US. Vice President Al Gore). More generally, Dr. Hoepner’s research earned him, aged 33, an invitation to serve as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015 for “exceptional contributions to the study of finance, particularly … responsible investment”. In 2016, he was also the youngest academic to date honoured with the opportunity to give the annual Henley Business School Public Lecture.
Besides these academic honours, Dr. Hoepner’s research has been covered in mainstream internal press including Financial Times, Dow Jones, BBC, Guardian, Sunday Times, Die Zeit, Les Echos or Le Monde. He has also presented professionally relevant insights from his research to dozens of asset managers including three quarters of the trillion US$ group (i.e. AGI, Amundi, AXA, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Capital Group, Deutsche, JP Morgan, PIMCO, SSGA, UBS, Vanguard) and many other relevant organisations (e.g. Bloomberg, BVI, CCLA, CDC, CFA, China Everbright Bank, China Securities Regulatory Commission, CIB, DVFA FinTech Forum, EFFAS, European Commission, Environmental Agency Pension Fund, FCA, Freshfields, German Council for Sustainable Development, IFC, Inquire, IOSCO, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, LGIM, Morningstar, MSCI, OTPP, Pantheon, PKA, PRI, SPDB, Swedish House of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute, UBS, UNGC, Unipension, Unisuper, or USS). His presentations and interviews have been translated into Chinese, Danish, French, German, Japanese and Russian.
Biehl, C., Hoepner, A. G.F. and Liu, J. (2012) Social, environmental, and trust issues in business and finance. In: Baker, H. K. and Nofsinger, J. R. (eds.) Socially responsible finance and investing : financial institutions, corporations, investors, and activists. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 111-142. ISBN 9781118100097 doi:10.1002/9781118524015.ch7 (Biehl, C. F., Hoepner, A. G. F. and Liu, J. (2012) Social, Environmental, and Trust Issues in Business and Finance, in Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists (eds H. K. Baker and J. R. No)
Hoepner, A. G. F., de Aguiar, T. R. S. and Majithia, R. (2014) The level of compliance with the International Code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes: does it matter to stock markets? Journal of Business Ethics, 119 (3). pp. 329-348. ISSN 1573-0697 doi: 10.1007/s10551-013-1625-2
Hoepner, A. G. F., Kant, B., Scholtens, B. and Yu, P.-S. (2012) Environmental and ecological economics in the 21st century: an age adjusted citation analysis of the influential articles, journals, authors and institutions. Ecological Economics, 77. pp. 193-206. ISSN 0921-8009 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.03.002
Hoepner, A. and Unerman, J. (2012) Explicit and implicit subject bias in the ABS journal quality guide. Accounting Education, 21 (1). pp. 5-13. ISSN 0963-9284 doi: 10.1080/09639284.2011.651291
Hoepner, A., Rammal, H. and Rezec, M. (2011) Islamic mutual funds’ financial performance and international investment style: evidence from 20 countries. European Journal of Finance, 17 (9/10). pp. 829-850. ISSN 1466-4364 doi: 10.1080/1351847X.2010.538521