A Consistent Approach to Custom ESG Investing
Gavin Smith, PhD, Head of Equity Research, details the benefits of QMA’s customizable, alpha-neutral ESG framework.
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 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 Quantitative Research team at Macquarie Capital, where he was named a Rising Star for Quantitative Research in the Institutional Investor All-American Research Survey. 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.