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Credit Suisse Builds Asia Quant Team

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor , 10 January 2020

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The expanded quantitative investment expertise feeds into the products and services which the bank gives to hedge funds and private banking clients.

Credit Suisse has set up a new team, called Asia-Pacific Quantitative and Systematic Strategy, to expand its research advisory suite.

The team members will combine their expertise and data from HOLT, Credit Suisse’s proprietary analytical platform, to generate investment ideas with structured product applicability, enabling the bank to cater for hedge fund and private banking clients more effectively, Credit Suisse said earlier this week.

Will Stephens, who has been appointed head of quantitative and systematic strategy, Asia-Pacific, brings 20 years’ experience in both the buy and sell-side as a research professional. He specialises in building thematic, macro equity, relative value, quantitative, capital structure and implementation strategies, as well as in developing actionable, data-driven trading strategies, complementing fundamental views with quantitative inputs.

Prior to this, Stephens was at Deutsche Bank, where he was head of “delta one strategy” and head of regional equity strategy. He is joined by two former colleagues, Elita Lai and Dave Yin, who have assumed the roles of equity quantitative strategist, and quantitative analyst respectively. All three will be based in Hong Kong.

Credit Suisse’s HOLT platform offers institutional investors insights into more than 20,000 companies across 70 countries globally.

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