Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Founder, President
Chief Executive Officer

 

Bio

Mamadou is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of V-Square Quantitative Management, a subsidiary of Valor Management L.P. Mamadou founded V-Square Quantitative Management in 2020 after an accomplished career in asset management whilst working for global financial services company across the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

His investment firm specializes in financial engineering, development and management of quantitative portfolios and processing of sustainability big data.

Industry leader in the field of sustainable investing and financial innovation, Mamadou's previous role was global head of product development and sustainable investing at Northern Trust Asset Management in Chicago, where he was responsible for driving innovation and product development across asset classes. Mamadou spearheaded, developed, and led one of the largest sustainable investing platforms in the industry.

He has over sixteen years of experience in asset management. Previously, Mamadou worked for HSBC Global Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Amundi Alternative Investments and Citi in trading, product specialist and business development roles in London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Dakar.

Mamadou received his bachelor's in economics from the Universite Paris-Saclay and holds a master's in International project management from the European School of Management (ESCP), Paris. He has published many articles and papers in professional and academic journals including Pensions & Investments, European Pensions, Environmental Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management.

Mamadou has also spoken at more than 150 conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Australia and is a guest lecturer on sustainability at University of Chicago, Wharton and ESCP Business School.

Mamadou is actively involved in philanthropic and civic activities. He is a board member of the Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter, a member Rush Health Equity Advisory Council (Rush Hospital) and a member of the committee on Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. He also serves at the ESCP business school Research Center for Energy Management (Member of the Advisory Board); French American Cultural Exchange (FACE -Founding member of FACE in Chicago) and a member of various committees of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

In 2014 he was named in the Financial News "Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Asset Management" in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In 2017, Mamadou was named a "40 under 40" by Crain's Chicago Business. In 2017 he was also recognized in Top 50 Individuals who contribute the most sustainable & responsible investment industry in the world (IRRI). He is a fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago since 2019, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and an Executive Fellow of the Baumhart Center. Mamadou is a French Foreign Trade Advisor, appointed by decree of the Prime Minister of France.

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