Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Systematic hedge fund group Cantab Capital names Dr Matthew Killeya and Dr Genia Diamond partners

Monday, April 08, 2013

Dr. Ewan Kirk
Opalesque Industry Update - Cantab Capital Partners, the systematic global macro manager has announced that Dr Matthew Killeya (Senior Scientist) and Dr. Genia Diamond (Head of Business Development), have been named partners in the firm.

The announcement is in recognition of Dr. Killeya’s and Dr.Diamond’s contribution to Cantab’s business success and growth. Genia has lead the Investor Relations team that has overseen Cantab’s assets increase fivefold to USD 5,3 billion since 2011.

Matthew’s primary focus is on investment strategy development, having contributed strategies in all three of the clusters within the portfolio (momentum, value and short term).

Commenting on the move, Dr. Ewan Kirk said: “Our investors know that we take both our investment models and investor relations immensely seriously. Both Genia and Matthew have contributed significantly to these respective functions, as well as the overall development of Cantab. As a result we are truly pleased they have accepted our offer to join the partnership.”

Press release

Cantab Capital Partners LLP is a $5.3 billion total assets under management systematic global macro manager based in Cambridge, England. Cantab was founded in 2006 by Dr Ewan Kirk (ex-Goldman Sachs), Erich Schlaikjer (ex-Goldman Sachs) and Chris Pugh (ex-KBC). Dr Tom Howat became a Partner in 2011. The investor base is 60% institutional, 35% fund of funds, and 5% family offices/high net worth individuals.

Dr Genia Diamond – Head of Business Development
Genia leads the team responsible for all investor-related activities helping to further expand the firm’s reputation and place amongst investors globally.

Genia joined Cantab from OMAM UK and prior to that she was at Solent Capital and BlueCrest Capital. She started her career in asset management as a senior HF researcher at PAAMCO. Genia has a PhD in linguistics from the Moscow State University, an MBA from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and achieved an MA (honours) in Linguistics & Culture Studies from the Moscow State University.

Dr Matthew Killeya – Senior Scientist
Matthew works on all aspects of programme and portfolio construction and has driven developments in these areas, including contributing several new strategies to the portfolio.

More recently Matt’s focus has been on short term execution algorithms and strategies to trade options as a natural diversifier to the futures strategies.

Previously Matt was a senior managing researcher at Winton Capital Management for five years. Matt has a PhD in Bayesian statistics from Durham University. Prior to that, Matt obtained a first class Master of Mathematics degree, also from Durham University.


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging, Nelson Peltz bets on General Electric Company and Mondelez International, Apple plummets to 4th place among hedge holdings, from No. 1, Top Q3 equity purchases and sales of top 50 hedge funds[more]

    BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging From BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is changing course on exchange-traded funds that protect against currency volatility. After stressing the easy switch between hedged and unhedged ET

  2. Chicago-based Achievement A. M. is shutting down hedge fund following losses[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Achievement Asset Management, a Chicago-based hedge fund firm, has announced it is closing down its hedge fund operation following losses on energy market bets this ye

  3. Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up

  4. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the