GSA Capital: working through business logistics
They might have an investment pedigree behind them, but the managers behind GSA Capital found the biggest challenge was setting up the $530 million operation
"For me on the trading side, it has been business as usual throughout. But, from an operational point of view, what has been achieved is absolutely phenomenal." So says Jonathan Hiscock - chief investment officer of GSA Capital Partners, a major new shop in the quantitative and technology-based trading space that completed its spin-out from Deutsche Bank earlier this year.
Having opened and closed on day one (1 March) with assets of $530 million - and with 20 staff, 11 of whom are actively involved in researching and programming new models - GSA is a big new business by any standard.
It is a far cry from a start-up, however, given that Hiscock and...