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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

Outlook 2023

2 min read

Outlook 2023: Chris Longworth (GAM Systematic Core Macro)
December 2022

Systematic macro styles such as trend-following saw renewed interest in 2022 after delivering strong performance in a year when many traditional investments underperformed.

Investment Opinions

3 min read

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

9 min read

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.

Investment Opinions

3 min read

Efficient Portfolio Allocation in a Time of Slowing Growth
18 May 2022

Following a decade of sustained global growth and further rate hikes on the horizon, forward looking yields across both equities and fixed income now appear challenging. Investors are increasingly seeking alternatives that can allow them to diversify their portfolio away from traditional equities or duration risk.

My Videos

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.

Active Thinking

4:56 min watch

Systematic Core Macro – Dr Chris Longworth
24 April 2023

In this short video, Dr Chris Longworth highlights the uncertainty caused by market events in the early part of this year, stresses the key to systematic investing is effective diversification across markets and styles, the potential to benefit from trends in the commodities markets, and why he is monitoring the negative correlation between global equities and bonds.