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Kai Gilkes, Ph.D.

Head of Quantitative Strategy

Kai heads up the Quantitative Strategy team, which is responsible for the development of quantitative tools and models, including BondScore and CreditSights Ratings. Prior to joining CreditSights, Kai was involved in the quantitative modeling and rating of structured credit products, including CDO and RMBS transactions. He joined the firm after spending two years at DBRS (2006-2008), where he ran a team responsible for the development of quantitative tools for structured finance transactions. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Standard & Poor's (1998-2006), where he built a quantitative team to support the European structured finance business.

Kai received a BSc in Physics & Computing from Kent University (UK) and a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge. Prior to working in finance, Kai held a research fellowship in physics at Cambridge University (1992-1994), and lectured in physics at the University of East Anglia (1994-1998).


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