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58 Having the Discipline to Stay The Course with Chris Cruden of Insch Capital Management

“The CTA community, as an asset class, is one of those that you might not want to bet on, but it would be wrong to bet against.” – Chris Cruden (Tweet)

Our next Year-in-Review conversation comes from a manager who considers 2014 to have been a disappointing year for his firm. As a trend follower in the currency markets, Chris has unique insights into what shaped 2014 and how the next couple of years look for his industry. He also shares the importance of having discipline and sticking to your systematic models, which builds investor confidence.

Thanks for listening and please welcome our guest Chris Cruden.

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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why the year was a disappointment for Insch Capital.
  • As a currency trader, how he differs from firms that trade different markets.
  • How the carry trade has all but disappeared.
  • How he reacted to world events in his business.
  • Why he is very proud that Insch stayed the course over 2014.

    “Trading the way we do takes a great deal of discipline.” – Chris Cruden (Tweet)

  • What he thinks of the emerging currencies.
  • How his investors felt about 2014.
  • Why he is hopeful for more divergence in the years to come.
  • How Chris will try and avoid a repeat of the 2008-2009 inflow of capital to the industry.

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Listen to 2 hour-long conversations with Chris Cruden on Top Traders Unplugged here and here.

This episode was sponsored by Swiss Financial Services:

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