Gavin Smith, Ph.D.

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Gavin Smith, Ph.D.

Gavin Smith, PhD , is a Managing Director, Head of Equity Research and Portfolio Manager for QMA. In this capacity, he serves as a subject matter expert and oversees research and analysis for Quantitative Equity portfolios. Prior to his current role, Gavin was most recently a portfolio manager and before that was a key member of QMA’s Research team where he focused on alpha and implementation research that could be applied across markets and strategies. Prior to joining QMA, Gavin led the North American Qua ntitative Research team at Macquarie Capital. Previously, Gavin served in quantitative research positions at Barclays Capital and Plato Investment Management in Sydney, Australia. He earned a BComm (Honors) in finance from the University of Wollongong and a PhD in finance from the University of New South Wales in Australia

November 2020


Modernizing Investment Research: Cultural Change and Business Model Implications

Active managers face three headwinds – declining fees, outflows, and the increasingly difficult task of delivering consistent alpha in a competitive market. Our industry has the opportunity to address these issues by modernizing investment research. The Society of Quantitative Analysts (SQA) and CFA Society New York are pleased to present a series of timely panel discussions on this opportunity. Each featured panel will focus, respectively, on one of four key steps identified as fundamental to the modernization of investment research.

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Fintech Thought Leadership Group, Modernizing Investment Research Series, Quantitative Investing, Virtual Events & Programming
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