Our Partnership with Arabesque

About Arabesque:

Arabesque is an ESG-Quant investment management firm, investing in global equities. The word “Arabesque” describes the geometry of patterns and the relevance of symmetry in nature. 
Arabesque’s investment strategy was developed by Barclays Bank between 2010-2013 in cooperation with professors from various universities. Following an MBO in 2013 Arabesque was setup independently and is headquarted in London, UK regulated by the FCA.
Arabesque’s Investment Process 
Arabesque follows a rules-based approach to stock selection and integrates ESG information with financial and momentum analysis. 
The Arabesque investment process favours companies that consider all stakeholders’ interests and hence are more sustainable than others. Arabesque analyses over 100 billion data points via 250,000 lines of code to construct its strategies.
You can watch a video describing the investment process here.
The Arabesque S-Ray™
The Arabesque S-Ray™, is Arabesque’s unique tool that allows anyone to monitor the sustainability of over 4,000 of the world’s largest corporations.
Smart and simple to use, Arabesque S-Ray™ looks beneath a company’s surface by assessing its extra financial performance, helping us to better understand its value to society.


Through machine learning and big data, Arabesque S-Ray™ systematically combines over 200 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with news signals from over 50,000 sources across 15 languages.

It is the first tool of its kind to rate companies on the normative principles of the United Nations Global Compact: Human Rights, Labour Rights, the Environment, and Anti-Corruption (GC Score). Additionally, Arabesque S-Ray™ provides an industry-specific assessment of companies’ performance on financially material sustainability criteria (ESG Score).

Both scores are combined with a preferences filter that allows anyone to better understand each company’s business involvements, and how those activities align with personal values.
Arabesque S-Ray™ is a next generation transparency lens that can empower all stakeholders to make better decisions for a more sustainable future.   
BIMB Investment – Arabesque Partnership
In November 2015, BIMB Investment and Arabesque entered into an MoU providing the framework of a strategic partnership.
The investment process of future BIMB Investment products will be developed by Arabesque. Since the MoU, BIMB Investment has successfully launched two funds leveraging Arabesque’s investment capabilities:
1) The BIMB-Arabesque i Global Dividend Fund 1
2) The BIMB-Arabesque Malaysia ESG Shariah Equity Fund