Flirting with Models

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In this episode I speak with David Berns, co-founder and CIO of Simplify ETFs and author of the book Modern Asset Allocation for Wealth Management. Our conversation centers around the idea of what it means to build a portfolio for a human being
Today I am speaking with Russell Korgaonkar, CIO of Man AHL. In his role, Russell oversees a large research organization and so we spend a large part of our conversation talking about research management. Russell provides his thoughts on topics
Andrew Lapthorne is the Head of Quantitative Equity Research at SocGen, a role he’s held for nearly 14 years. Given the breadth of topics covered by bank research, it should be no surprise that this conversation takes some wide swings as well.
Bryn Solomon is the co-founder and CEO of MGNR, a quantitative cryptocurrency asset manager with arms in market making, discretionary trading, DeFi yield farming, and venture capital. Our conversation touches on all these arms, exploring their
In this episode I chat with Greg Obenshain, Partner and Director of Credit at Verdad Capital. Prior to joining Verdad, Greg worked as the high-yield portfolio manager at Apollo Global Management and Stone Tower Capital. Despite his background a
In this episode I speak with Roxton McNeal, Head of Multi Asset Investment Strategy & Allocation at the UPS Investment Trust. Before landing at UPS, Roxton’s career took him through the world of CTAs, developing hedge models for bonny light oil
Vivek Viswanathan is the Head of Research at Rayliant Global, a quantitative asset manager focused on generating alpha from investing in China and other inefficient emerging markets. Our conversation circles around three primary topics. The fir
My guest this episode is Tobias Carlisle, author, podcast host, and founder of Acquirers Funds. Toby joined me in Season 1 where we discussed his background and overall investment philosophy. In this episode, we dive right into the well-documen
In this episode I speak with Sam Trabucco from Alameda Research. Alameda manages over $100mm in digital assets and trades between $600mm and $1.5bn per day. We begin our conversation with a discussion around the features that distinguish crypto
Angus Cameron is the Founder and CIO of Liminal Capital, a machine-learning focused investment manager. But Angus does not come to markets with a computer science PhD. Rather, his career arc took him through the prop desks and buyside of Asia,
In this episode I speak with Guillermo Roditi Dominguez, managing director at New River Investments. This was one of the more unique and wide-ranging conversations I have had on the podcast to date. We begin by discussing Guillermo’s approach t
Tina Lindstrom is a Partner at First NY, where she manages an oil volatility portfolio. She began her career at Susquehanna and eventually worked her way up to managing both the high cap equity index group and the commodity volatility group. Th
In this episode I chat with David Fauchier of Nickel Digital Asset Management. At Nickel, David manages the Factors Fund, a multi-strategy, multi-manager fund for cryptocurrencies. We leave the philosophical discussions about crypto aside to di
Darrin Johnson is the first independent trader I’ve interviewed for this show and with that distinction he brings an entirely new perspective. After learning about how Darrin began his career as an independent trader, we get into the bulk of th
My guest this episode is Cem Karsan, Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Aegea Capital Management. Cem began his career in the pits, and so we begin our conversation with a discussion by comparing and contrasting today’s market versus days g
In this episode I speak with Dennis Davitt, CEO of Millbank Dartmoor Portsmouth. Dennis began his career in the option pits of New York and Chicago and eventually worked his way to managing the equity derivatives desk for Credit Suisse. These e
In this episode I am going to read Newfound’s latest research paper, LIQUIDITY CASCADES: The Coordinated Risk of Uncoordinated Market Participants. This reading will refer to a number of figures within the paper, so I urge you to go to our webs
My guest this episode is Kris Sidial, co-CIO of The Ambrus Group, a volatility arbitrage focused firm founded in 2018. Kris recently joined Ambrus after spending several years on BMO’s exotic and listed options desks. While time on these desks
“Keep an open mind. But not so open your mind falls out.” My guest in this episode needs little introduction: Cliff Asness, co-founder and managing partner at AQR. Cliff has done dozens of interviews, podcasts, talks, and fireside chats over th
Today I chat with Euan Sinclair, Partner at Talton Capital Management and author of the books Options Trading, Volatility Trading, and the up-coming Positional Option Trading. We begin our discussion with Euan’s experience as a market maker as
Today I am speaking with Omer Cedar, CEO and co-founder of OmegaPoint. One of the significant trends in quant equity over the last decade has been the attempt to better control for unintended bets and idiosyncratic risks. At OmegaPoint, Omer co
My guest in this episode is Sandrine Ungari, Head of Cross-Asset Quantitative Research at SocGen. Sandrine cut her teeth in the industry as a fixed-income pricing quant, but made her way over to sell-side, investment quant research in 2006. Her
In this episode I speak with Dr. Michael Hunstad, Head of Quantitative Strategies at Northern Trust. Our conversation centers around the four key trends Michael is seeing among institutional allocators in the factor space today. These trends ar
In this episode I chat with Mads Ingwar and Martin Oberhuber, co-founders of Kvasir Technologies, a systematic hedge fund powered by a full-stack application of machine learning. By full-stack I mean every layer of the process, including data i
My guest is Eric Crittenden, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Standpoint Funds. Eric has spent his career with trend following strategies, first at BlackStar where he managed a fund-of-funds, then at Longboard, and now at Standpoint Fund
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