X Michael Unwin Co-Founder CEO Born in Toronto, Mike brings international experience in the fields of asset and wealth management to Act Analytics. In his 16 years as a financial advisor, Michael has lent his expertise to leading families globally and has worked extensively with financial institutions, charities and private equity groups. He joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2001, relocating to Nassau, Bahamas in 2012 as part of their global investment practice.

During the course of his career, Michael increasingly realized what many have: The world is changing rapidly, and sustainable business practices are crucial to securing prosperity. This led him to the field of impact investing, with a focus on ESG investment analytics. His goal is to harness data-driven expertise and technology to enable asset managers, investors and institutions to positively affect global change.

Michael holds advanced qualifications in financial planning and investment management techniques, and maintains a chartered investment manager designation and portfolio manager registration with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Mike was formerly was formerly registered as a portfolio manager in Toronto, Ontario where he lives with his wife and two children. He continues to support his former home of The Bahamas, as it faces the effects of global climate change.
X Zachary Dan Co-Founder CTO Led by the belief that modern investment can evolve to face mounting global crises and change, Zach co-founded Act Analytics in 2018.

He holds extensive expertise in the fields of quantitative analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. His work exists at the intersection of technology and finance, helping to define Act Analytics as a leading model for ESG investment and sustainable prosperity.

Zach brings experience developing systematic investment strategies, new product development, workflow automation and the construction of new research platforms.

Before Act, Zach was a quantitative analyst with Aventine Asset Management in Toronto.

He holds an MS in Computer Science from The Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in Machine Learning. He also holds a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Michigan.

Zach lives in Toronto with his girlfriend. During winter, he’s likely on the search for quality snowboarding conditions.
X Elgin Chau Product Specialist Elgin is an experienced sales leader with a diverse background within the financial services sector.

Over the course of his career he has gathered more than $2B in AUM globally. He began his career as a quantitative analyst on Guardian Capital’s global equity team in May 2013, where he gained increasing responsibility for the research and design of their growth and dividend mandates. He then transitioned his knowledge of systematic, rules-based investing to Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management where he was responsible for servicing North American and European clients in quant-based strategies.

Elgin believes gender & diversity representation in the workplace leads to better outcomes. And the best companies are those who put this at their core. He brings this vision and expertise to Act Analytics, where he develops sales strategies for both advisory and asset management verticals.Recently relocated from Vancouver, Elgin now lives in his hometown of Toronto. He chose the west side, they’re thrilled to have him back.
X Qiyu Zhu Engineering Director Bio coming soon
X Dongzhe Li Engineer Bio coming soon

Positive returns.
Positive change.

Sustainable investing has arrived. ESG assets now account for more than 23% of invested capital globally, driven by an increasing desire to align profits with purpose.

Stay ahead of this trend with Act Analytics. Our platform helps advisors effectively integrate ESG into the sales cycle. Whether it be climate change, diversity, or human rights, you’ll be able to have values-based conversations with your clients and deliver portfolios they can feel good about.

See for yourself how Act Analytics can strengthen your client relationships, boost client acquisition and drive results—ones we can all live with, well into the future.

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ESG factors.
Transparent.
Granular.
Actionable.

  • We don’t believe in doing anything in a black box. Our ESG scores are meant to be sliced and diced so you know exactly how a portfolio is driving sustainable outcomes.

  • Discover and highlight the ESG factors that offer your clients key opportunities and important risk considerations.

Dynamic
scoring.
Unbiased
results.

  • ESG is such a broad topic that it’s easy to get lost in the noise. With Act Analytics, companies and funds are scored according to your client’s specific set of values.

  • We compare companies to their closest sector, region, and country peers to remove bias from our insights. Invest with the knowledge that you are targeting best-in-class companies that are leaders in sustainability.

We’ve made
portfolio
construction
a breeze.

  • Our technology was built to scale. We track over 20,000 companies and 10,000 funds/ETFs to give you the breadth and flexibility to construct portfolios however you want.

  • Coupled with an intuitive interface that is as snappy as it is insightful, we help you make the right investment decision fast.

Talk to
your clients
about what
matters.

  • Have inspiring conversations with your clients with our suite of reporting tools.

  • Highly customizable, they give your clients a powerful visual narrative. Show them how their investment dollars are contributing to a more sustainable future.

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Team:

  • Michael Unwin

    Co-Founder

    CEO

  • Zachary Dan

    Co-Founder

    CTO

  • Elgin Chau

    Product Specialist

  • Qiyu Zhu

    Engineering Director

  • Dongzhe Li

    Engineer

Advisors:

  • Geoffrey Belsher

    Former Head of Wholesale Banking

    CIBC

  • Bill Young

    President

    Social Capital Partners

  • Michael Dan, CM OOnt LLD PhD (Hon)

    Philanthropist

  • Adam Jagalewski

    Lead Executive

    Centre for Impact Investing

  • Julia Clubb

    Former Director of Fixed Income and Currencies

    RBC Capital Markets

  • Elizabeth Linley

    Manager of Climate Change and Sustainability Services

    Ernst & Young

Act Analytics

4 King Street West, Suite 1230
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 1B6

647.617.6344