global head of QIS structuring, UBS
Spyros Mesomeris joined UBS in November 2019 as global head of QIS structuring. For 10 years prior, he was global head of the quantitative strategy and quant investment solutions (QIS) research group at Deutsche Bank, responsible for cross-asset quantitative research and product development. He was also responsible for building out the data science platform at Deutsche Bank. The quantitative strategy group at Deutsche Bank has been frequently top-ranked by clients in the Institutional Investor Survey as well as awarded quant research house of the year by Risk magazine in 2018 and 2019, and institutional investment product of the year in 2018. Spyros was voted the top quant research analyst in Europe by buy-side clients in the Institutional Investor 2018 survey.
Spyros is currently the co-managing editor for the Journal of Systematic Investing (JSI). His academic research has been published in various journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance and the Journal of Asset Management. His applied research in the area of factor investing and collaboration with global asset owners, which pioneered the risk premia approach to asset allocation, helped to define the framework for alternative risk premia investing. He holds a BA and MA in economics from Cambridge University, an MSc in mathematical trading and finance from Cass Business School, and also completed his PhD in finance at Cass Business School in 2005.