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Swiss group hires quant chief for equity unit

Swiss group hires quant chief for equity unit

Swiss investment firm Unigestion has bolstered its equities team by hiring Robert Kosowski to serve as head of quantitative research.

Kosowoski will be responsible for spear-heading development in quant and report to Citywire A-rated Alexei Jourovski, who is head of equities at the Geneva-based group.

Based in the London office, Kosowski will continue as an associate professor of finance at Imperial College Business School. He is also an associate member of Oxford-Man Institute for Quantitative Finance at Oxford University.

Kosowksi, who officially joined the firm at the beginning of May, previously worked for sovereign wealth funds, investment banks and hedge funds.

Jourvoski said the addition of a quant specialist was designed to reflect the ‘pace of advancement’ being experienced in the market as a whole.

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