Unigestion announced the appointment of Imperial College’s Robert Kosowski, who joins the equities team as head of quantitative research. Kosowski joined on 3 May 2017 and is based in London, reporting to Alexei Jourovski. In this new role, he will be responsible for spearheading quantitative research and thought leadership.
Kosowski joins Unigestion while maintaining his role at Imperial College Business School, where he is associate professor of finance and brings over 20 years’ experience in quantitative research. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an associate member of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance at Oxford University. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments and a member of AIMA’s research committee.
Kosowski has consulted for sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, investment banks, family offices and private banks on topics including asset allocation, alpha strategies, risk-management, funds of hedge funds and portfolio construction. He has previously worked for Goldman Sachs, the Boston Consulting Group and Deutsche Bank.
Alexei Jourovski, head of equity at Unigestion said: “Unigestion’s investment philosophy and culture is deeply rooted in research and academia and quantitative tools have always been a fundamental part of our investment process and are central to our work on risk-managed equity strategies and alternative risk premia investing. With the pace of advancement in this field picking up across the industry, having Kosowski’s highly sought after expertise in quant finance will provide huge value to our clients. We welcome him to the equities team and look forward to bringing our quantitative research capabilities to the next level.”
Robert Kosowski, head of quantitative research added: “I joined Unigestion as head of quantitative research and looking forward to contribute to the compelling work Unigestion is doing in applying quantitative models. There is a key synergy between the academic world and the finance industry, and I am keen to take on the challenge of putting the theory into practice, to the benefit of Unigestion’s clients, within a team that truly values and understands the role of research and has the ambition to push its thinking further.”