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Dr John Seo

Dr John Seo - Co-founder and Managing Director of Fermat Capital

Dr. John Seo is co-founder and a managing director at Fermat Capital Management, LLC.

John has over 30 years of fixed income, FX options, and interest-rate-derivatives structuring and trading experience. Prior to forming Fermat Capital with his brother Nelson in 2001, John was head insurance-risk trader at Lehman Brothers, an officer of Lehman Re Limited, and a state-appointed advisor to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. John's work in catastrophe bonds was featured in Michael Lewis's cover article for the New York Times Magazine "In Nature's Casino" (26 Aug 2007). John has testified as an expert witness on alternative risk-transfer markets before the U.S. Congress and, in 2015 and 2019, was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms (ACRSM) by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. John received a PhD in biophysics from Harvard University (1991) and a BS in physics from M.I.T. (1988). He is based in Connecticut.

Dr John Seo

My Insights

Outlook 2023

2 min read

Outlook 2023: Nelson Seo (Cat Bonds and Insurance Linked Securities)
December 2022

Catastrophe (cat) bonds and insurance-linked securities (ILS) experienced a tremendous amount of spread widening in 2022, setting up for what we think could be the best investment environment in the history of the ILS market for 2023.

Investment Opinions

6 min read

Elevated inflation and rising interest rates: what’s the solution?
26 April 2022

Faced with a challenging investment environment, we asked five of GAM Investments’ and our partner firms’ brightest investment minds to share their views on how to protect returns and diversify portfolio risks in a world of surging inflation and rising interest rates.