ABOUT 15ROCK

15 Rock is a global leader in climate risk management and advisory services. We are fiduciaries to our clients and take that responsibility seriously. We are heavily investing in our platform and technology in order to provide our clients with the most cutting-edge solutions while also inspiring our employees and supporting our local communities.

We help Asset Managers and Companies manage the financial risk of climate change and profit from the shift.

"15Rock has created a visionary solution to address financial climate risk"
Senior executive, Risk transformation, TD Bank

 Our story starts with you

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time that we can control. We see the avoidable suffering it’s causing every day in the world.
There isn't time to waste. We need to act now.
We approach this problem very differently than others - we see climate as a valuation issue where there is a major price mismatch of inaction. There is high and growing cost of inaction that will cripple many companies and ultimately destabilize many economies.
We model the risk and run hundreds of scenarios on assets all over the world using a scientifically validated framework with state of the art machine learning models.
By pricing the risk, we unlock the ability to transfer the risk to other parties, to measure counter-party risk and many, many others.
This is one of the hardest problems to solve within capital markets and our team loves working on this challenge with some of the world’s largest institutions and smartest minds to stop climate change from creating more suffering.

Proud to be part of

$2 Trillion
AUM of our users
30+y
Founders years experience
12+
Amazing team members
32,614+
Active users and growing
30,000+
Companies analyzed daily
20,000+
Unique datapoints per company
2M+
Holdings analyzed daily
20+
Years of data history

Our name

People frequently inquire about our name. We named the company 15Rock after a zen garden in Kyoto, named  Ryōan-ji.
There are fifteen rocks there, but not all of them are visible at once.
There are many ideas about this garden but one saying is this zen garden was created to demonstrate how altering one's perspective results in an entirely different image. Things that were previously invisible have become visible, while previously visible objects have become obscured.
According to legend, enlightenment is defined as the ability to perceive all 15 rocks simultaneously.
Our mission is to leverage technology to provide perspective.

Company story

  • Our founders were senior executives at major financial firms who were doing great things in the world but we felt we could do more.
  • We spend many days and nights working on a robust approach that has now become the industry standard in many leading firms to value risk and transition pathways.
  • We love the intersection between risk, valuation, climate and machine learning.  Our extensive experience working at companies with over 1 Trillion in assets to focus on climate risk.

Our values

All of our decisions at 15Rock are guided by our values. We make long-term decisions that we are proud of rather than purely financial ones. As a result, we are true community partners.

People's values matter

Investments are not inseparable from human values. Numerous exceptional investors understand this but struggle to obtain the data and analytics necessary to make decisions from this perspective. We are attempting to rectify this.

Communities matter.

Businesses and investors have an obligation to the communities in which they operate. Customers want to know that their values and the actions of businesses are consistent.

Innovation

Investment management has evolved to the point where technology plays a critical role. Systems capable of analyzing and providing insights on massive amounts of data are not a nice to have; they are central to our approach.

Team work

We respect one another's differences. True innovation and progress take place when disparate ideas collide. We would rather have unique individuals who do not fit in anywhere else than a culture where everyone is identical.

Founders

Gautam Bakshi

Head of Product & Engineering
Former: MD - Private Markets, Wealth & Asset Management, Manulife. Education: Ryerson University, Seneca College

Michael Globe

Head of Partnerships & Design
Former: Head of Platforms - Digital and Wealth, TD Bank Education: University of Western Ontario

Mahin Ali

Head of Financial Engineering & Data
Former: Credit Risk Analyst, CIBC Education: University of Toronto, University of London, University of Oxford