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Dr Chris Longworth

Dr Chris Longworth - Head of GAM Systematic

Dr Chris Longworth is the Head of GAM Systematic and manages the firm's systematic investment strategies.

Prior to his current role, he was part of the GAM Systematic research team where his focus was on the development and enhancement of its systematic investment portfolios. Chris has been heavily involved in the research and review of all aspects of the Core Macro programme since its inception in 2013. His particular research interests include working with novel or alternative data sources as well as applying systematic trading styles to new and unconventional markets.  Chris was previously part of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory at Cambridge University, where he obtained MPhil and PhD degrees. He also holds a BSc in Computer Science from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Dr Chris Longworth

My Insights

Investment Opinions
What can LLMs offer the Systematic Manager?
21 December 2023

L-L-Mentary, my dear Watson– GAM Systematic’s Chris Longworth discusses the rise of Large Language Models in the investment world, their strengths and limitations, and assesses how systematic managers can maximise the opportunities they present.

Outlook 2024
Outlook 2024: Systematic Core Macro
December 2023

Systematic Core Macro – Reacting incrementally to changes in market conditions while dynamically managing risk

Investment Opinions
Why small data is the new big data
07 December 2022

GAM Systematic’s Chris Longworth and Silvia Stanescu discuss the prevalence of small data problems in finance, how to identify them, as well as some of the approaches that can be applied to address them.

Investment Opinions
Quants and Quandaries: The most asked questions about systematic investing
04 October 2022

Systematic investing has recently seen increased interest as many traditional investment styles have been challenged by adverse market conditions. We sat down with Dr Silvia Stanescu and Dr Chris Longworth, Investment Directors at GAM Systematic, to discuss some of the most asked questions about how systematic investing works, some common misconceptions, as well as the role a systematic investment style can play as a constituent of a well-diversified portfolio.

My Videos

Active Thinking

10:36 min watch

Systematic Core Macro
19 October 2023

GAM Systematic’s Dr Chris Longworth and Guglielmo Mazzola highlight bond sell offs and a commodities rally as significant market events, and note that systematic investment approaches can help provide investors with much-needed diversification for their portfolios.

Active Thinking

7:56 min watch

Systematic Core Macro
28 July 2023

Chris Longworth, Farida Mustafazade and Guglielmo Mazzola discuss the major events of the second quarter, highlight how systematic strategies are well placed to take advantage of diverging interest rate policies and explain why they are closely following the Vix index.