News, Events and Awards

Recent news and media articles can be found here, as well as details on Awards and Events we have attended.


  • The winning formula behind Cambridge’s Silicon Fen success story

    3 July 2019

    Being based in Cambridge provides a number of benefits to Cantab. The scientists and entrepreneurs based here are pushing boundaries in life sciences, agritech, computing and artificial intelligence, giving the city global influence, as this article by the Financial Times highlights.

  • Revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)

    10 June 2019

    Following the FCA’s proposals to implement the requirements of the revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II) as set out in its Policy Statement 19/13 which comes into effect on 10 June 2019, Cantab is currently reviewing its existing engagement policies and information disclosures and it will be taking steps to update these in due course, where required.

  • Cantab Capital announces its acquisition by GAM

    29 June 2016

    Cantab is delighted to announce that it is to be acquired by GAM, a leading global asset management firm.

    This transaction will see the creation of a new capability, GAM Systematic, and we are excited that Cantab’s systematic investment platform will form the cornerstone of this.  Cantab’s investment team, its focus on combining science with cutting-edge technology, and the firm’s distinctive research culture will remain in place, and will form the backbone of the new GAM Systematic offering.  Cantab will also benefit from access to GAM’s robust business and operational infrastructure as well as its global distribution channels.  This will allow Cantab’s scientists to remain exclusively focused on research and development, while ensuring the delivery of world-class systematic investment products.
  • Launch Event for the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information

    16 May 2016

    In May, Cambridge University’s Faculty of Mathematics hosted the launch event for the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information.

    This event was a celebration of the new research Institute, which Cantab is supporting through a £5m philanthropic donation.  The Institute will draw on fundamental techniques from mathematical sciences to tackle head on the challenge of deciphering meaning in the reams of data which surround us.  As part of the event, Cantab's Head of Research, Dr Matt Killeya, gave a talk that discussed the Institute’s aims and objectives, as well as its story so far.
  • CTA Intelligence discusses how to hire quant talent

    5 April 2016

    Cantab's CIO, Dr Ewan Kirk, is quoted in CTA Intelligence's article about how to hire quant talent.

  • Hedge Fund Intelligence on best performing funds in 2016 to date

    26 February 2016

    Systematic macro investment managers have seen spectacular performance at the beginning of 2016, when most equity funds were suffering painful losses.

  • Cantab Capital's CIO Dr Ewan Kirk on Big Information

    10 December 2015

    Dr Ewan Kirk discusses the trendy term 'big data' and the resulting information problem in this piece published by Institutional Investor.

  • Wall Street Journal covers the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information

    4 November 2015

    Cantab's CIO, Dr Ewan Kirk, is quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding the launch of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information.

  • Interview with Dr Tom Howat

    28 September 2015

    Cantab's Chief Technology Officer, Dr Tom Howat, discusses the firm's culture, technology and software development processes in this interview with Simon Kerr from Hedge Fund Insight.

  • BBC Radio 4 interviews Dr Matt Killeya

    29 April 2015

    Dr Matt Killeya, Head of Research at Cantab, was recently interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s 'Inside Science' programme.

    Matt shared his thoughts on the crucial role that science and technology play when it comes to executing trades.


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