Who are we?
Util exists to support an investment community that is increasingly being assessed on both its financial and non-financial practice and performance.
We are optimists, firmly believing that mainstream investment will be a force for global good over the next generation. Our mission is to provide investors with the means to make long-term, transparent and sustainable investments in companies who truly create value.
What's in a name?
A ‘util’ is a unit of utility: the state of being useful, profitable, and beneficial. For centuries we’ve attempted to better understand utility – who generates it? How is it consumed? Can you put a price on it? We believe that, by better understanding the utility companies create, we can provide a new way to help investors and companies think about, and ultimately measure success.
We are aligned with the forefront of thought leadership in the field of responsible investing.
STEPHEN - CEO
After graduating from Cambridge, Stephen worked for HSBC across two continents and multiple divisions. Since then, Stephen has turned his hand to entrepreneurship, having recently set up a school in Mozambique, among other projects. Stephen has also taken numerous advisory, fundraising and mentorship positions across the investing landscape, and is part of the Diversity.vc think tank.
ABDEL - CTO
Abdel is a computer science graduate from the University of Oxford with an emphasis on machine/deep learning and data science. Previously Head of Data Science a Namur Capital Management, Abdel brings a combination of financial knowledge and advanced technical skills to the team.
DAVID - DIRECTOR
David Calfo has over 25 years experience in Financial Services in the US, UK and Continental Europe. In a wide range of Executive and advisory roles, David has established, managed and advised retirement and investment businesses for some of the largest Financial Services firms. His varied experience includes positions at Fidelity, Capital Group and BNY Mellon.
RICHARD - OPERATIONS
Richard is an experienced Chartered Accountant with a background in auditing. Richard has been with Util since the start, taking care of all matters financial and regulatory, working to ensure the company is on a firm footing as it seeks to grow and enter the marketplace.
JOSE - ML ENGINEER
Jose is a Machine Learning Engineer at Util. After graduating from an Engineering in Barcelona, Spain, attaining grades in the top 2%, Jose went on to do a Master's in Robotics at King's College London. He worked in data consultancy in Spain before returning to London to develop his career in Machine Learning.
ALEX - ML ENGINEER
Alex is a Machine Learning Engineer at Util. Prior to Util he worked as a consultant in the low carbon energy sector, developing software for smart meter reporting and load forecasting, and applying machine learning to problems in energy networks. Alex studied at the University of Cambridge and holds an MSci in Chemistry and a BA in Natural Sciences.
ZHEYI - ML ENGINEER
Zheyi received her Masters degree in Computer Science from University of Oxford with a focus on machine learning. Her research experience in data analysis and undergraduate study in software engineering bring both theoretical and practical skills to the team.
ELLIE - ML ENGINEER
Ellie is a recent masters graduate from University College London with an emphasis in machine learning and natural language processing. Having previously worked in Big Data at a large FinTech, Ellie brings a combination of research and technical skills to her role at Util, as a Machine Learning Engineer.
EWEN - ML ENGINEER
Ewen earned his PhD in High Energy Physics at Imperial College London in one of the first graduating cohorts of the Schrödinger Scholarship Scheme. With a strong background in theoretical and computational physics, he has worked on a host of different problems in over seven different countries. He is passionate about engineering, machine learning, and high performance computing.
MEGHNA - PRODUCT
Meghna is a finance professional with experience across BlackRock’s asset management and financial markets advisory functions. Prior research experience at The Brookings Institution and Wharton Business School.