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Dr Ewan Kirk

Dr Ewan Kirk - Chief Investment Officer, GAM Systematic Cantab


Dr Ewan Kirk is Chief Investment Officer of GAM Systematic’s Cantab team.

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 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. He is based in Cambridge.

Dr Ewan Kirk

My Insights

GAM Systematic | Cantab 22 min read

Complication And Complexity: Need they be feared?

18 September 2019

How can you distinguish complicated from complex systems? GAM Systematic Cantab’s Dr Ewan Kirk explains why investors should not fear systems that are complicated, but should have justifiable concerns about systems that are complex.

22 min read
GAM Systematic | Cantab 5 min read

2018: An anomaly rather than the new normal

11 January 2019

2018 has been a challenging year for systematic strategies as the underlying environment was plagued by a series of headwinds. GAM Systematic Cantab’s Ewan Kirk reflects on the year and considers what steps, if any, should be taken when investment conditions go awry.

5 min read
GAM Systematic | Cantab 27 min read

Trend Is Not Your Only Friend

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Simple rules on macro assets can create very attractive returns. We present a simple Trend system and a simple Carry system in which the combination of the two return streams appears very attractive.

27 min read
Investment Opinions 5 min read

A Game You 'Probably' Can't Lose

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

GAM Systematic’s Dr Ewan Kirk and Dr Tom Gillam pay a short visit to a world of odds-based binary bets and apply their findings to a more familiar financial landscape.

5 min read