News, Events and Awards
Recent news and media articles can be found here, as well as details on Awards and Events we have attended.
Cantab is now GAM Systematic Cambridge7 January 2020
The legal entity Cantab Capital Partners LLP will now be known as GAM Systematic LLP.We are also excited to announce that Tom Howat has been appointed co-Chief Investment Officer (CIO) alongside existing co-CIO Matthew Killeya, effective immediately. Tom, formerly Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is the longest standing member of the Cambridge team after the founders and his appointment as co-CIO reflects his leadership and current contribution.
Ewan Kirk is stepping out of his day-to-day management role as CIO and into the role of President of GAM Systematic. As President, Ewan will continue to focus on client engagement and special research projects. Ewan’s focus recently has been on clients, while the day-to-day management of research and the systems has rested with Tom, Matt and Head of Research,Frédéric Desobry.
50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 201925 September 2019
Congratulations to senior scientists Linda Gruendken and Camilla Schelpe who were chosen for The Hedge Fund Journal’s list of 50 leading women in hedge funds 2019.The global list, which is compiled annually, recognises leading women across a wide range of roles, who exemplify success and are a beacon to those who follow in their footsteps.
Linda is recognised for her pioneering work in the field of systematic credit and Camilla is commended for building GAM Systematic Cantab’s options trading infrastructure.
Linda and Camilla feature alongside contemporaries from Bridgewater Associates, Man Group, Systematica Investments and Marshall Wace, among others.
This is the second consecutive year that GAM has featured in the report after Natalie Daw and Maggie Gresio were recognised in 2018.
Click here to view the full report.
The winning formula behind Cambridge’s Silicon Fen success story3 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.
50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 201827 September 2018
Congratulations to Natalie Daw who feature in the Hedge Fund Journal’s list of 50 leading women in hedge funds.Now in its sixth edition, the list recognises leading women across a wide range of C-suite roles as well as general counsel, HR professionals, sales, marketing and business development and investor relations professionals. Those included, by virtue of the senior roles they fulfil, are seen an inspiration to those following in their wake.
Natalie is recognised for her work with clients and prospects across the investment spectrum and for more recently overseeing the global systematic investor base and the team responsible for investor and prospect related activity at GAM Systematic Cantab.
You can view the full list here
Cantab Capital announces its acquisition by GAM29 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 Information16 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 talent5 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 date26 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 Information10 December 2015
Dr Ewan Kirk discusses the trendy term 'big data' and the resulting information problem in this piece published by Institutional Investor.