Meet the Team

We have a highly talented team who are passionate about researching and developing systematic trading strategies and infrastructure.

Meet the Team

We have a highly talented team who are passionate about researching and developing systematic trading strategies and infrastructure.



    Chief Investment Officer and founder of Cantab

    Dr Ewan Kirk is Chief Investment Officer of Cantab. He co-founded Cantab Capital Partners in 2006, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016. His daily focus is research and development, risk management and managing the Cantab quantitative team. Prior to founding Cantab, Ewan Kirk ran the 120-strong Goldman Sachs Strategies Group in Europe, where he was responsible for all of Goldman Sachs’ quantitative technology. Ewan Kirk holds a PhD in Mathematics (General Relativity) from the University of Southampton, a Certificate in Advanced Study in Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and achieved a First Class degree in Natural Philosophy and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.


    Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Dr Matthew Killeya is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Cantab Capital Partners, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016. His primary focus is on strategy development and he has driven ideas in all areas of the portfolio. His current interests include the application of Bayesian analysis to the investment problem, the use of information from options markets for strategy signalling, and short term prediction and optimisation for execution algorithms. Matt Killeya has spent over ten years in the industry implementing and managing systematic strategy research and was previously a senior managing researcher at Winton Capital Management. Matt Killeya holds a PhD in Bayesian statistics and a first class Master of Mathematics degree from Durham University.


    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr Tom Howat is Chief Technology Officer at Cantab Capital Partners, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016. He heads up the team of scientists responsible for Cantab’s ongoing infrastructure development. Much of the framework underpinning all of Cantab’s critically important functions has been designed by Tom Howat and his team. This includes the back-testing systems; trading and automated execution; real-time risk management and signal computation; trade allocations between different managed accounts etc. Prior to joining Cantab, Tom Howat spent seven years at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained degrees in Mathematics and a PhD in Mathematical Biology.


    Head of Business Development

    Natalie is responsible for the global systematic investor base and leads a team of product specialists. She was previously Head of Investor Relations of Cantab Capital Partners, which became part of GAM Systematic in October 2016. She has been working in the investment management industry for over 15 years, and has been specialising in systematic investment products for the past 7 years. Prior to joining Cantab in 2011 she worked at Phoenix Asset Management – a long only equities house and before that at Solent Capital Partners, a hedge fund manager specialising in credit investments. She started her career in asset management at TGM UK Ltd, a global macro manager based in London and Brisbane. She is based in Cambridge.


    The heart of our business

    Over half of our employees are engaged in research and development – it is absolutely central to what we do.
    Cantab deliberately focuses on attracting top scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds, rather than primarily from other investment houses.  This broad range of experience has enabled us to think differently and as a result build portfolios with limited correlation to major systematic indices and to our biggest competitors in the space.
    Cantab's team combines a diverse skill set, with the common denominator being academic excellence and collegial team spirit.  We believe that a collaborative atmosphere and the spirit of team work are ingrained in Cantab’s psyche and underpin our investment philosophy.


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