Launches & Closures

Cantab Capital plans UCITS version of quant macro flagship


Cantab Capital Partners, the Cambridge-based hedge fund firm led by former Goldman Sachs quantitative strategies chief Ewan Kirk, is working on a UCITS III-compliant version of its offshore CCP Quantitative Fund.

The Cantab Quantitative UCITS Fund is expected to roll out in January and will be launched on Matrix Group’s platform.

Ewan Kirk from Cantab Capital Partners

CCP Quantitative debuted in March 2007. It got off to a solid start, making 8% in the remaining months of that year and posting a 23% gain in 2008. Last year, the fund lost just over 5%.

It is up 23 basis points this year to the end of September. Cantab has also been able to maintain steady and impressive growth during a difficult period for asset-raising, and the firm now