About Malcolm Kemp, Nematrian’s founder

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Nematrian was founded in 2009 by Malcolm Kemp. Brief biographical details for him are set out below:



Malcolm is a leading expert in risk and quantitative finance, with over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry.


Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary, Managing Director of Nematrian and a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College Business School, London where he teaches a course in Enterprise Risk Management. He holds a first-class honours degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University. He has written three books on quantitative finance.


From 1996 to 2009, Malcolm was an Executive Director and Head of Quantitative Research at Threadneedle Asset Management. This role included responsibility for Threadneedle’s derivatives, risk management, performance measurement, liability driven investment and other quantitative investment activities. Malcolm was also chief actuary of Threadneedle Pensions Limited until 2021. From 2017 to 2021 Malcolm was an Associate in Barnett Waddingham’s life insurance consulting practice. From 2015 to 2023 he was a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board. Prior to working at Threadneedle, Malcolm was a partner at Bacon & Woodrow in their investment consultancy practice.


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