Michael Kollo

General Manager - Quantitative Solutions and Risk, HESTA

Michael is the General Manager – Quantitative Solutions and Risk at HESTA, and was previously the Chief Research Strategist and Deputy Head of Research for Rosenberg Equities. In this role, Michael shared the responsibility for the management of the research team and model development, and played a critical role in leading investment research projects. Additionally, he was co-head of the AXA IM Big Data Steering Committee and was involved in various innovation initiatives across AXA IM.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, media appearances and client engagements within the topics of quantitative research, including alternative data and artificial intelligence.Prior to joining Rosenberg Equities, Michael was Head of Risk for Renaissance Asset Management, and previously held senior positions at Fidelity and BlackRock. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics and has experiencing in teaching for both LSE and Imperial College in Quantitative Asset Management. He is frequent speaker, author and mentor for new Fintech companies.