Thomas Cobti

Senior Associate

Thomas is a senior associate consultant at KKS Advisors, working primarily under the strategy and sustainable investing service lines.

At KKS, Thomas has been guiding investors in understanding the opportunities and risks that key sustainable development challenges present for their investment portfolios through rigorous quantitative analysis. He previously managed an ESG product development project for S&P Global to quantitatively measure and model financial materiality and assess the ESG performance of global companies.

Thomas is currently working with a leading asset management firm in New York on developing a new decision tool they can use to inform their multi-asset allocation strategy. The tool uses advanced data from ESG data providers and combines leading academic research and data science to derive value-adding insights linking ESG metrics and issues to financial materiality.

He co-wrote a research report on how the flaws of GDP accounting can lead to misrepresentations in the performance of economies and societies in 15 Asian countries. He conducted sell-side research for a leading investment management fund on 50 listed companies’ exposure to water scarcity in emerging markets, which led to the publication of the report: ‘Water scarcity as a business risk in emerging markets’.

Prior to joining KKS, Thomas gained experience across different divisions in the financial industry at HSBC and the Union of Arab-French Banks. He also volunteered in a community development bank in rural Ghana. Thomas holds a First-class Honours degree in Economics and Political Science from University College London (UCL). He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

Thomas regularly contributes to the KKS Insights Blog. To stay up to date with Thomas’ latest thinking, follow him on LinkedIn.