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GAM acquires Cantab Capital Partners

Zurich-based GAM HoldingAG concluded the acquisition of Cambridge, U.K.-based Cantab Capital PartnersLLP, with regulatory approvals received, the asset manager said Oct. 4.

The transaction, closed Oct. 3, is expected to be accretive to GAM's EPS inthe first full year of ownership. GAM said the acquisition will help it expandinto systematic investing.

Cantab's 55 employees, led by Ewan Kirk, will continue to work fromCambridge, and the firm's investment philosophies and processes will remain thesame, driven by Cantab's investment team.

New quantitative strategies will be introduced under the name GAMSystematic, which will serve as GAM's innovation hub.