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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.

He has over 30 years’ experience in fixed income bond and derivatives trading and has been active in the Insurance-Linked Securities (“ILS”) market for over 25 years. Prior to forming Fermat with his brother Nelson in 2001, Dr Seo was senior trader in the Insurance Products Group at Lehman Brothers, an officer of Lehman Re, and a state-appointed advisor to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. Dr Seo’s work in catastrophe funds was featured in a cover article for the New York Times Magazine (‘In Nature’s Casino’ by Michael Lewis, 26 August 2007), and he has also testified before US Congress as an expert on the catastrophe bond market (‘Hearings from the 110th Congress’, 6 September 2007). Dr Seo holds a PhD in Biophysics from Harvard University and a BS in Physics from MIT. He is based in Connecticut.

Dr John Seo

My Insights

Investment Opinions
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.

My Awards

GAM scoops two awards for its investment strategies at the Fund Selector Asia Awards Singapore 2023
February 2023

GAM received a Platinum award in the ‘High Yield’ category for its catastrophe bond offering and a Gold award in the ‘Sector Equity’ category for its commodity strategy at the Fund Selector Asia Awards Singapore 2023. 

The award winners were selected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. FE fundinfo used its crown rating methodology to assess funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency of performance and create a shortlist for 14 asset classes.

The shortlist was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia’s Fund Selector community in Singapore, with their aggregated choices determining the Platinum and Gold winners.

Click here to see the full list of winners.