Greg Gipson | Head of Portfolio Management & Quantitative Research
BMO Global Asset Management

Greg Gipson, Head of Portfolio Management & Quantitative Research, BMO Global Asset Management

Greg started with BMO Asset Management in 2009 and is Head of the Systematic Investment team in Canada. He has been instrumental in building the Systematic Investments business within BMO which manages equity and ETF investment solutions covering global developed markets, including Canadian equity portfolios.

Previously he was a portfolio manager and investment strategist in the U.S. and Japanese equity markets for Barclays Global Investors. He co-managed the U.S. Advanced Active quantitative investments funds and worked on the development and launch of a BGI Japanese equity hedge fund. Greg then spent nearly 10 years managing investment teams and trading desks in the Asia Pacific region. He held senior positions as a founding partner in an Asia-Pacific multi-strategy hedge fund, appointments in proprietary trading, and as head of quantitative portfolio risk and trading strategies.

Greg holds an undergraduate degree in Economics, a dual Master’s of Science in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University and is a member of American Mensa Ltd.


Quant World Canada @ 09:20

The next frontier for asset management – how are industry titans surviving disruptive innovation?

  • D’s of disruption – how are the overarching trends of democratization, decentralization, disintermediation and digitization shaping the future for asset management?
  • Consolidation – how have recent historic levels of merger and acquisition activity in recent years altered the dynamics and competitive landscape of the investment industry?
  • Digital innovation roadmap – potential applications and use cases for robo-advisors, blockchain/distributed ledger technology, machine learning/AI and big data technologies
  • When the dust settles – what will business models of the future look like in investment management? What are the potential implications for managers, intermediaries, asset owners and their beneficiaries?
  • Growth of passive investing – have robo-advisors, smart beta funds and other FinTech/InvestTech innovations already sounded the death knell for traditional forms of active management? Or, are falling correlations between assets an early indicator of an imminent passive investing bubble bursting?
last published: 31/Oct/18 15:05 GMT

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