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“It’s always important to know that individual data points, may actually lead you astray and quite significantly so as an economy does move and change in a relatively slow fashion.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

Our next guest turned a challenging market into an opportunity to transform his strategy and build something substantial.

Welcome back to another episode of Top Traders Unplugged. Today we have the former CEO, now Chairman of Informed Portfolio Management on to discuss the road to formation of his firm, their Systematic Global Macro strategy, their unique approach to investor interaction and much much more.

Thank you for listening to the show, please welcome our next guest, Anders Lindell.

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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • The relevance of controlling production at paper and pulp mills while Anders was a developing man
  • His history during his early days at JP bank as an analyst
  • The impact of the shifts in the fixed income markets of the early 1990’s which inspired a new strategy

“How do we deal with tactical deviations from these long term strategic targets? You can end up in a situation where you deviate intentionally or you end up there because you’ve allowed markets to push you in that direction.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

  • The strategic focus that was the starting point for the formation of IPM
  • Who Anders learned from early on and who helped him cultivate a career in the hedge fund industry
  • The programs IPM run today, when they started and the assets run inside of each:
  1. Systematic Macro Program – with about $3 billion AUM trading in account format since 2002
  2. Systematic Equity Program – with about $4 billion AUM trading since 2006

“Once we have identified weakness in areas for further improvement, that’s when we try and define how to fix it. That goes into research rather than scouting the market for general forms of alpha.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

  • How to find and retain talent and the entrepreneurial spirit drives in house management decisions
  • How IPM as an organizations manages the in house operations
  • How Anders hopes to see their potential realized in terms of double or tripling their AUM for future markets

“We want the markets, even if they start deviating, that they will mean revert at some point in time and we don’t want that point to be 5 years out.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

  • What Anders looks for when spotting talent for new team members
  • Ideas for incentivizing team members to appreciate their careers
  • The long term view of IPM’s track record and how to evaluate it
  • More on the objective of the strategy of IPM and the environment in which it’s been designed to work well

“If we find ourselves in a market environment where people simply don’t care about fundamentals, then this model could not be expected to perform optimally. It could still deliver but then it becomes more of a random game.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

  • Why the opportunities and volatility in emerging market equity trades is decompressing globally
  • The meaning of global macro and how they structured all the information into a systematic trading approach
  • How the IPM model differentiates it’s self from discretionary trading models and how they run them
  • The role of fundamental information in identifying market strategies

“What differentiates us from a discretionary trader is that we have identified a large number of opportunities and they are coded in the form of risk factors and we are always in the market for all of those to a varying degree.”  – Anders Lindell (Tweet)

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“When we model, we model everything in relation to global composites. This is to get rid of the need to model absolute development.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet)