Noteworthy Sources of Alpha in Emerging Markets
Gavin Smith and Patrick McDonough discuss alpha opportunities in ESG and small cap investing in Emerging Markets.
Gavin Smith, PhD, is a Managing Director, Head of Equity Research and Co-Head of ESG for PGIM Quantitative Solutions. In this capacity, he is responsible for the research, oversight and incorporation of ESG in our investment platform. In addition, he oversees research and analysis for Quantitative Equity portfolios. Prior to his current role, Gavin was most recently a portfolio manager and before that was a key member of PGIM Quantitative Solutions’ Research team where he focused on alpha and implementation research that could be applied across markets and strategies. Prior to joining PGIM Quantitative Solutions, Gavin led the North American Quantitative Research team at Macquarie Capital. 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.