1 February 2022
GAM Systematic adds to alternative risk premia team with appointment of senior investment analystGAM Investments today announced the appointment of Vladimir Kobelev as a Senior Investment Analyst on the GAM Systematic Alternative Risk Premia team. He is based in London and will report to Paolo Scripelliti, Co-Head of Alternative Risk Premia.
In this role, Vladimir will join the team responsible for applying a disciplined research process to design, systematically implement and cost-effectively trade risk premia. GAM Systematic’s Alternative Risk Premia team typically focuses on approximately 15 risk premia strategies across the style categories of value, momentum and carry. In doing so, the team seeks to deliver consistent returns, with low correlation to equities and bonds and a focus on capital preservation.
Vladimir joins GAM from Pacific Asset Management where he was Co-Manager of alternative risk premia for four years. Prior to that, he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank, latterly as a Director for interest rates and FX derivatives trading. Vladimir holds a PhD in Physics from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and an MSc in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a Certificate in Machine Learning from Stanford University.
Paolo Scripelliti, Co-Head of Alternative Risk Premia at GAM Systematic, said: “We are pleased to welcome Vladimir to GAM. He brings a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of alternative risk premia, systematic investing and machine learning. With one of the industry’s longest track records in alternative risk premia investing, the team at GAM Systematic has served some of the world’s leading investors and Vladimir will be a valuable addition to the team as we seek to continue to deliver on behalf of our clients.”
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