The appliance of science powers Cantab’s growth in quant macro trading
Fri Oct 21, 2011
Former Goldman quant strategies partners Ewan Kirk and Erich Schlaikjer’s Cambridge-based Cantab Capital has assembled a robust systematic macro trading engine since starting their quantitative fund in 2007
The CCP Quantitative Fund has come a long way since its launch
in early 2007. Having begun with a modest but respectable $30
million, the strategy has swelled to around $1.7 billion thanks
to a combination of strong performance and allocations from
The same is true of Cantab Capital Partners, the
Cambridge-based systematic hedge fund firm led by CIO Ewan Kirk
that manages the quantitative macro strategy – and
which has thrived during a period of high market volatility,
but one that has sparked fast-growing investor interest in
systematic trading strategies.
In a few short years, and in the face of a major financial
crisis, the firm has grown substantially. Assets aside, it has
steadily expanded its headcount with an emphasis on hiring
highly-qualified scientists from the University of Cambridge,
with which it has a strong relationship. And Cantab has also
branched out by offering its strategy...
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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