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65 Trend Following Offers Diversification and Risk Mitigation with Jerry Parker of Chesapeake Capital

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“It’s important to understand and to have this risk management baked in the cake before these things happen.” – Jerry Parker (Tweet) Jerry Parker takes us inside 2014 for his firm, and how his models reacted to the Swiss Franc move in January of 2015. He looks at the year and makes a case for…

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64 The Trader-less Hedge Fund with Dave Sanderson of KFL Capital Management

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“2014 may be viewed as the year of the machines, or the start of this phase of machines.” – Dave Sanderson (Tweet) In this year-end-review, we take a look at how 2014 might be seen many years into the future. Is this when “trader-less” systematic trading caught on? We take you into the workings of…

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63 Every Assumption Should Be Questioned with Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners

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“Volatility remained very low, so for models that are trying to be more selective and to provide alpha I would say it wasn’t a good year.” – Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) In this year-end-review, we discuss the year for CTAs and short term traders, as well as the recent collapse of the Euro/Swiss Franc peg and…

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62 Why Huge Market Shifts Are Great Reminders with Scot Billington of Covenant Capital Management

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“If I was proud of something, it’s that we lost very little during the bad periods.” – Scot Billington (Tweet) In this Year End Review, we discuss the major events and unexpected market trends in 2014 as well as the major Swiss Franc move at the start of 2015. Scot Billington discusses his firm’s performance…

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61 CTAs as Portfolio Diversifiers in 2015 with Peter Kambolin of Systematic Alpha Management

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“Last year was quite unprecedented from the standpoint of volatility in different markets.” – Peter Kambolin (Tweet) Peter Kambolin comes from the short term CTA space, and thus has a different perspective than some of our previous guests for our Year in Review theme this month. He discusses how the events in Crimea and Russia…

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60 Understanding The Investor’s Perspective from 2014 with Anders Lindell of IPM

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“I do believe that many institutional investors out there have started looking at hedge funds with a more positive view on the space as a whole.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet) How do clients understand a trading strategy so that they stick by the firm in hard times? How do investors make sense of when things…

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59 The Return of Volatility in 2014 with Bastian Bolesta of Deep Field Capital

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“It has been more important for us in 2014 to not lose money in certain markets than actually trying to perfectly capture new opportunities.” – Bastian Bolesta (Tweet) Bastian Bolesta reviews 2014 and details the ups and downs of the year for his firm and the managed futures industry as a whole. In this episode,…

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

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“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…

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57 Why The Market Environment Looks Exciting For CTAs in 2015 with Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital Advisors

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“It was a year, I can tell you in all honesty, that tested your resolve.” – Tim Pickering (Tweet) Our next year-in-review is from a recent guest who discusses the roller coaster feel to 2014, and why it was a good year for the CTA industry. He talks about what his firm learned from 2014 and…

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56 How to Educate Your Clients on Managed Futures with Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital

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“I think that diversification is king, and timing things is very difficult.” – Karsten Schroeder (Tweet) In this 2014 year-in-review, Karsten Shroeder looks at the CTA industry and give some advice on how to look at 2014 with a rational and objective eye. He also has insights into how 2015 will be for the CTA…

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