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Roman Lutz of Future Value Capital on Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

How to Identify Trades No One Else is Looking For | Roman Lutz, Future Value Capital | #20

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“It is important to have some tail hedges in the portfolio. We are basically long forward starting variance, again dealing with variance swaps, long six month variance swaps and short three month variance swaps. Basically what this leaves us with is a long Vega position. If markets collapse overnight, this position should generate a very…

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Roman Lutz of Future Venture Capital on Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

How to Take the Emotions out of Investment Decision Making | Roman Lutz, Future Value Capital | #19

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“In 2008, during the financial crisis, I realized that the hedge fund industry had a significant problem. The problem was, and still is, many hedge funds don’t deliver what the client expects them to deliver.” – Roman Lutz (Tweet) Can you implement well established hedge fund strategies in a systematic way? Future Value Capital has been researching this…

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Estimating and Predicting Black Swan Events | Peter Kambolin, Systematic Alpha Management | #18

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“For us, mean reversion is the key to the game.” – Peter Kambolin  (Tweet) Imagine if your assets under management went from $721 million to $50 million…. Would you have the courage to stick with your system? Our next guest was able to weather that storm and come out even stronger. In fact, he gives credit…

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Why its OK when people don’t like what you do

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If your strategy is within the CTA space, you will certainly know what I’m talking about. At the moment, not many investors look at these strategies in a favorable light. But that is OK in my view! Of course, it applies to any strategy as these things go in cycles! This is why building a…

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Start Your Own Firm at 21 Years of Age? Russian CEO Tells All. | Peter Kambolin, Systematic Alpha Management | #17

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“Sometimes it makes sense to have a ‘common sense’ guy next to a ‘PHD’ guy.” – Peter Kambolin (Tweet) Peter Kambolin is the common sense CEO behind Systematic Alpha Management, an Award Winning CTA Firm which has come through the tremendous market forces of the past 10 years. Their staying power is a testament to their success as…

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Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen on Top Traders Unplugged

You Can’t Learn This In A Book! | Karsten Schroeder, Amplitude Capital | #16

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“I don’t think that anything you can read in a book will work in the sort term trading space.” – Karsten Schroeder (Tweet) Welcome back to Top Traders Unplugged. On this episode Karsten and I discuss the systems and implementation that has led Amplitude to such remarkable success. As the interview comes to a close, we…

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Model Decay and How Best to Handle It | Karsten Schroeder, Amplitude Capital | #15

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“When you build short term trading models, it’s all green-field research.” – Karsten Schroeder (Tweet) Through courage and vision, Karsten Schroeder co-founded Amplitude Capital as a pioneer in the CTA industry. Why pioneers? Because they focused on short term trading. In this episode of Top Traders Unplugged, Karsten and Niels discuss Amplitude Capital’s scientific approach to Amplitude…

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5 Ways to Improve your Hedge Fund Launch

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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…

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“You’re going to make a lot of money doing this…” | Jerry Parker, The Full Turtle Story | #14

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“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…

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Lessons From the Most Successful Turtle of All-Time | Jerry Parker, The Full Turtle Story | #13

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“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…

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