Michael Azlen is a senior investment professional with 25 years of industry experience, including the founding, growth, and sale of a regulated investment management business to a public company. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been researching climate change and environmental investment and has focused his research on carbon pricing and Emissions Trading Systems (ETS).
Michael has completed several executive education courses on climate change, including the highly acclaimed program at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute. Mr Azlen holds a Sloan Masters Degree in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and is both a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Michael is a regular speaker at investment conferences and has been a guest lecturer on the graduate degree programs at London Business School for more than 15 years.
Colin Hodges has 30 years of experience in financial markets in asset management, investment banking, and peer-to-peer lending organisations. He has worked with founder Michael Azlen for more than a decade and manages the day-to-day operations of the company, including finance, compliance, and risk. Prior to Frontier, Colin spent seven years with Gartmore, initially as CEO of their Japanese business and then managing the investment fund range for the European business. He also held operational management positions with NatWest Markets in London and Hong Kong and with RateSetter. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Edward Bratton has over 15 years of commercial experience in European energy and carbon markets. Significant exposure to proprietary trading of physical and derivatives in emissions markets since Phase I of the EU ETS. Previous senior roles include Head of Carbon Trading at Gazprom Marketing & Trading and Emissions Trader at Merrill Lynch. Edward has a track record of developing successful trading strategies as well as portfolio risk management of carbon reduction project investments.
Alex Child has 7 years research experience focused on the design and impact of carbon pricing instruments globally. Deep expertise in carbon markets including the EU ETS, RGGI, WCI (California), Korea and New Zealand. Has worked with world-leading academics on novel ETS models estimating volatility and stability measures. Strong quantitative skills and experience modelling emissions trading and carbon markets. He has an MSc in Economic Development (distinction).
Quantitative finance professional with 4 years experience in derivatives pricing model risk at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, she has 4 year experience in risk management advisory. Weiying holds a Msc in Finance with focus in quantitative methods, machine learning, and application in investment management from London Business School. She also holds a MSc in Risk Management from London School of Economics.
10 years of broad operations experience gained within the custodial, retail investment and alternative investment
space. Exposure to a wide range of fund strategies and security types attained from his time at Kairos Investment Management, Ferox Capital and Altana Wealth. Ian holds a First Class Business and Economics degree as well as the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC), the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) & the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.
Stuart Kameen has over 12 years of experience focusing on investor relations and marketing of alternative investment strategies. Stuart previously held roles as Head of Client Services, EMEA at Caxton Associates and as Alternative Investments Sales & Marketing Manager at CME Group. He also served as a senior member of the investor relations team at Brevan Howard Asset Management and completed a graduate programme at Man Group.
Stuart graduated with an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School at the University of Reading and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Financial Services from Nottingham Business School. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the National Futures Association (NFA) – Series 3.