Irene Bauer, PhD. Chief Investment Officer
Chief Investment Officer Irene is a founding partner of Twenty20 Investments and is a leading specialist in innovative portfolio construction models which control target risk
while optimising the portfolio's returns. Previously, Irene has been at iShares, BlackRock, providing portfolio solutions for their Client Group, along with insights gained
from a rigorous ETF investment research process. Prior to that, Irene gained experience across all aspects of ETFs while designing and researching new ETF products at iShares,
covering the fixed income, equities, commodities & alternatives asset classes.
In her time at Barclays Global Investors Irene worked within the asset allocation team in the Active Fixed Income business, where she applied her expertise to the scientific
investment approach of BGI. Her career in the financial services industry started at ABN Amro where she was responsible for the modelling of structured products, specializing
in mortgage backed securities.
Irene has a degree in mathematics from the University of Augsburg, Germany, completing her doctorate thesis in numerical mathematics at the University of Heidelberg.
After obtaining her PhD, Irene spent a number of years focusing on the commercial development of statistical models and optimisation tools.