Hedge Funds

The appliance of science powers Cantab’s growth in quant macro trading


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

Ewan Kirk

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 investors.

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