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The Philosophy, Habits and Personal Traits Required to Excel in the Hedge Fund Industry | Mathias Bucher, AllMountainCapital | #12

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“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…

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Lessons From a Highly Educated Founder and Fund Manager | Mathias Bucher, AllMountainCapital | #11

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“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…

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He Offers the Fairest Fee Structure in the Industry | Marty Bergin, Dunn Capital Management | #10

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“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…

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40 Years of Trading and Still Making NEW Highs | Marty Bergin, Dunn Capital Management | #9

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”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…

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Key Traits to Success in the CTA Industry | Martin Estlander, Estlander & Partners | #8

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“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…

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Founder of Scandanavia’s Longest Running CTA Firm Tells All | Martin Estlander, Estlander & Partners | #7

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“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…

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Don’t strive for Perfection!

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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…

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Why Trend Following Systems Make Money Over Time | Tushar Chande, Rho Asset Management | #6

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“The reason that we in the business is because we strongly believe that there is a need for investors to have this offset capability.” We’re back with the second part of our conversation with the Head of Research at Rho Asset Management. In this episode we discuss the details of Managing Equity Curves, Trade Length in…

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What You Must Do To Survive In This Business | Tushar Chande, Rho Asset Management | #5

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“You have to be an optimist in this business to survive, you have to bring an original point of view, why you want to do it in a certain way and you need to be able to explain to people in a way that makes sense to them why you are doing what you are…

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What it Takes to Become a Great Trader | Mike Dever, Brandywine Asset Management | #4

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“Why is what you’re doing going to continue into the future similar to what you’re showing me that you’ve done in the past?” In this episode we continue our conversation with the founder and CEO of Brandywine Asset Management and discuss the aspects of what makes his rule based asset management style so successful. This…

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