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Let’s face it; launching a hedge fund today if you are not a well-known name from one of the top investment banks is an uphill battle. Most investors now a day are not willing to give the average trader a chance to prove him or herself as a manager in fear of losing their own…Read More
“You’re going to make a lot of money doing this so you should love everything about the system that’s going to produce all those profits. All you have to do is have the confidence and the faith to keep going and do those trades. That’s the only thing that stands between you and your best…Read More
“You’re sort of tempted after a certain period of under performance to tinker with your systems and call up research. Then as soon as you implement the new research you find out, well the older systems would have performed better” Imagine you found an advertisement in the newspaper offering a position with a one sentence…Read More
The Philosophy, Habits and Personal Traits Required to Excel in the Hedge Fund Industry | Mathias Bucher, AllMountainCapital | #12
“I think we are in a major, industrialization of the finance industry. The CTA industry is no exception” Welcome back to Top Traders Unplugged. In this episode we continue our conversation with Dr. Mathias Bucher the Co-Founder of AllMountainCapital. In this episode we go deep in the philosophy, habits and personal traits required to excel in…Read More
“We strive to have a selective portfolio of not very many positions. Essentially, picking the best trends out there and combining them into the portfolio in a way that provides an optimum de-correlation of these candidates” Our next show provides you with the opportunity to learn from a highly educated founder and fund manager. He Studied…Read More
“If a trader was to not execute on one of the trades that the system generated, that would be the quickest way out the door at Dunn.” What are you going to do to differentiate yourself from everyone else in the industry? That’s the question Marty Bergin would ask the next guest on Top Traders…Read More
”My comment to him [Bill Dunn] was that I had a really good thing going so I wasn’t sure that that would really be the right move to make, and his response to me was, ‘that’s fine, I’m not sure you can really handle it.’” Our next guest is a partner in a firm that…Read More
“The shorter you go in your trading, the shorter the half-life of the models. The longer the models, the easier it is to see them as robust and not having to react.” Today we rejoin the conversation with Martin Estlander the Founder and CEO of Estlander & Partners. If you missed the first part, feel free to listen…Read More
Founder of Scandanavia’s Longest Running CTA Firm Tells All | Martin Estlander, Estlander & Partners | #7
“I spend a lot of time thinking about the philosophy behind what’s driving the markets and what’s driving our human minds.” Estlander & Partners – The Oldest CTA firm in Scandinavia and one of the Longest Running CTA firms in the World. Thank you for listening to episode 007 with its founder Martin Estlander. In…Read More
Focus on Why! Investors today when they do their due diligence appear to me to put a lot of emphasis on the quantitative side in their initial screening of a manager. The problem is, that they often overlook what is behind the numbers…namely people! And managers often fail to appreciate that what they need to…Read More