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Dr Ewan Kirk

Dr Ewan Kirk - President of GAM Systematic


Dr Ewan Kirk is President of GAM Systematic.

Prior to this he was CIO at Cantab Capital Partners, which he founded in 2006 before it became part of GAM Systematic in 2016. Ewan’s role is focussed on client engagement and selected research projects. Prior to founding Cantab, Ewan ran the 120-strong Goldman Sachs Strategies Group in Europe, where he was responsible for all of Goldman Sachs’ quantitative technology. Ewan 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.

Dr Ewan Kirk

My Insights

Investment Opinions 5 min read

Don't believe the hype about AI and fund management

05 October 2020

Machine learning can generate marginal improvements but nothing truly transformational, says Ewan Kirk, President, GAM Systematic in an article first published in the Financial Times

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Ewan Kirk, President of GAM Systematic, appears on the 'Speaking To Legends' podcast

17 September 2020

Ewan Kirk, President of GAM Systematic, appears on the Speaking To Legends podcast with Nikita Fadeev of The Quant Conference, where he discusses what inspired him to found his own company and the appeal of systematic investing.

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Complication And Complexity: Need they be feared?

18 September 2019

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

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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.

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