Unigestion names head of quantitative research

Robert Kosowski joined Unigestion as head of quantitative research, a spokeswoman said.

The position is new. Mr. Kosowski is responsible for leading quantitative research and thought leadership in Unigestion’s equities team. He reports to Alexei Jourovski, head of equity.

“With the pace of advancement in this field picking up across the industry, having (Mr. 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,” Mr. Jourovski said in a news release.

Mr. 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, hedge funds of funds and portfolio construction during the course of his career. He will retain his position at Imperial College Business School, where he is an associate professor of finance.