Monday, July 15, 2024

GSA shift gave quant firm “a real clarity of focus,” says head of strategy

  • Wojtinnek joined GSA Capital a decade ago after 16 rounds of interviews
  • She wants to support more women into the sector after a surprising response to her talk at Oxford
  • GSA now focuses on running capital and maximising returns

Pia-Ramona Wojtinnek, head of strategy at GSA Capital, discussed her journey into systematic trading in the firm’s first major interview since shifting to running internal capital last year.

The London-based firm, founded by Jonathan Hiscock, grew to be one of Europe’s leading quant hedge fund firms after he spun his equity stat arb team out of Deutsche Bank in 2005.

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