Mamadou-Abou Sarr

Mamadou-Abou Sarr

V-Square Quantitative Management

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 eighteen 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 is a Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) by the CIFD Institute. 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, Harvard, Wharton and ESCP Business School.

Mamadou is actively involved in philanthropic and civic activities. He serves on the boards of CFA Society Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Nature Conservancy Illinois Chapter (TNC), the US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment), Rush Health Equity Advisory Council (Rush Hospital) and he is a member of the Investment Committee of Align Impact. 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 adjunct professor of ESG Investing at the Baumhart Center (Loyola University Chicago). Mamadou is a French Foreign Trade Advisor, appointed by decree of the Prime Minister of France. The French government bestowed the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on Mamadou-Abou Sarr in 2022.

2022 Speakers

Past Speakers

Soren Aandahl
Soren Aandahl Glaucus Research Group
William Ackman Pershing Square Capital
John-Armitage
John Armitage Egerton
Vivien Azer
Vivien Azer Cowen and Company
Dmitry Balyasny
Dmitry Balyasny Balyasny Asset Management LP
Kyle Bass
Kyle Bass Hayman Capital Management, LP
Steve Berg
Steve Berg Lytical Ventures
Rupal J. Bhansali Ariel Investments
Neil G Bluhm
Neil G. Bluhm Rush Street Gaming, JMB Realty, Walton Street Capital
Frank-Brosens
Frank Brosens Taconic Capital Advisors LP
William Browder
William Browder Hermitage Capital Management
John-Burbank
John Burbank Passport Capital
Debra A. Cafaro
Debra A. Cafaro Ventas, Inc.
John A. Canning Jr.
John A. Canning Jr. Madison Dearborn Partners
Kelly Cardwell
Kelly Cardwell Central Square Management LLC
James-Chanos
James S. Chanos Kynikos Associates LP
Nehal Chopra
Nehal Chopra Tiger Ratan
Leon Cooperman
Leon Cooperman Omega Advisors
Maria Jelescu Dreyfus
Maria Jelescu Dreyfus Ardinall Investment Management
Richard H. Driehaus
Richard H. Driehaus Driehaus Capital Management LLC
Arnie_Duncan
Arne Duncan Emerson Collective
David Einhorn
David Einhorn Greenlight Capital
Steve Eisman
Steve Eisman Emrys Partners
Michael Elrad GEM Realty Capital
brian-feltzin
Brian J. Feltzin Sheffield Asset Management LLC
James E. Flynn
James E. Flynn Deerfield Management
Contance_Freedman
Constance Freedman Moderne Ventures
Joshua Friedman
Joshua S. Friedman Canyon Partners, LLC
Ed-Garden
Ed Garden Trian Partners
James-Grant
James Grant Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Jon Gray
Jonathan Gray Blackstone
Andy-Greenberg
Andy Greenberg Saker Management LP
Ken Griffin
Ken Griffin Citadel Investment Group, LLC
Jeffrey E. Gundlach
Jeffrey E. Gundlach DoubleLine Capital LP
Matt-Halbower
Matt Halbower Pentwater Capital Management
Andy Hall
Andy Hall Astenbeck Capital Management LLC
Mason Hawkins
Mason Hawkins Southeastern Asset Management
william-heard
William Heard Heard Capital LLC
David-Heller
David Heller Cloud Gate Capital
David Herro
David Herro Harris Associates
Bruce Heyman Uncharted LLC
Mark Hoplamazian
Mark S. Hoplamazian Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Tim Hurd
Tim Hurd BlueSpruce Investments
Jean Hynes
Jean M. Hynes Wellington Management
Rajiv-Jain
Rajiv Jain GQG Partners
Jay Kahn Light Street
arthur-kaz
Arthur Kaz Greenbriar Asset Management LP
John L. Keeley Jr. Keeley Asset Management Corp.
Brad Keywell Uptake Technologies
Mark Kingdon
Mark Kingdon Kingdon Capital Mangement, LLC
Alex Klabin
Alex Klabin Senator Investment Group LP
Mathew-Klody
Mathew Klody MCN Capital Management LLC
Jonathan Kolatch
Jonathan Kolatch Redwood Capital
Steve Kuhn
Steve Kuhn Pine River Capital Management
Mark-Lampert
Mark Lampert BVF Partners L.P.
Marc Lasry Avenue Capital Group
Lau-Vivian
Vivian Lau One Tusk Investment Partners
Jimmy-Levin
Jimmy Levin Sculptor Capital
Ari Levy
Ari Levy Lakeview Investment Group
James Litinsky
James Litinsky JHL Capital Group
Alec_Litowitz
Alec Litowitz Magnetar Capital
Jonathan Litt
Jonathan Litt Land and Buildings Investment Management
John-Lykouretzos
John Lykouretzos Hoplite Capital Management, L.P.
Peter-Lynch
Peter S. Lynch The Lynch Foundation
Steve Mandel
Steve Mandel Lone Pine Capital LLC
Mick McGuire
Mick McGuire Marcato Capital Management
Amos-Meron
Amos Meron Empyrean Capital Partners
Michael Milken The Milken Institute
Amir Mokari
Amir Mokari Emerson Point Capital
Dan Morehead
Dan Morehead Pantera Capital
Edward Mule
Edward A. Mulé Silver Point Capital
Daniel-O'Keefe
Daniel O’Keefe Artisan Partners
Philip-Ordway
Philip C. Ordway Anabatic Investment Partners
Rebecca-Pacholder
Rebecca Pacholder Snowcat Capital Management LP
Hank Paulson Paulson Institute
Nelson Peltz
Nelson Peltz Trian Fund Management LP
Richard Perry Perry Partners
Jon Pollock
Jonathan Pollock Elliott Management Corporation
Nancy Prial
Nancy Prial Essex Investment Management
Josh Resnick
Josh Resnick Jericho Capital
David Richter
David S. Richter GCM Grosvenor
Rick-Rieder
Rick Rieder BlackRock
Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins Glenview Capital Management
John W. Rogers Jr.
John W. Rogers Jr. Ariel Investments
Steven Romick
Steven Romick First Pacific Advisors LLC
Barry Rosenstein JANA Partners
Randall Rowe
Randall Rowe Green Courte Partners, LLC
Scott Rupp BITKRAFT Esports Ventures
Thomas A. Russo Gardner Russo & Gardner
Michael-Sacks
Michael Sacks GCM Grosvenor
N. David Samra
N. David Samra Artisan Partners
Ricky Sandler
Ricky Sandler Eminence Capital, LP
Jeremy Schiffman
Jeremy Schiffman Palestra Capital
Doug Silverman
Doug Silverman Senator Investment Group LP
Seth-Singerman
Seth Singerman Singerman Real Estate, LLC
Dinakar Singh
Dinakar Singh TPG-Axon Capital Management
Chris Smith
Chris Smith Artisan Partners
Bart-Stephens
Bart Stephens Blockchain Capital
Barry Sternlicht
Barry Sternlicht Starwood Capital Group
Ron Suber Prosper