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Anders Lindell of IPM on Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

24 What it Takes to be a Great Hedge Fund Manager in Today’s Economy with Anders Lindell of IPM – 2of2

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“Carry is really about picking pennies in front of a steam roller. The greedier you get, the closer to that steam roller your going to be.” – Anders Lindell (Tweet) Welcome back to the second part of our interview. In this episode we dive into the negative effect of greed on the market. Anders Lindell again shows…

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Anders Lindell on Tactical Asset Allocation on Top Traders Unplugged with Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

23 Former CEO Reveals How to Thrive in a Challenging Market with Anders Lindell of IPM – 1of2

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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…

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22 The Most Important Question Investors Should be Asking with Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners – 2of2

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“Knowledge can be a negative. It can be a luggage to seeing life as it is.” – Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) Did you know that a meditation practice can help you be a better investor? In this episode we discuss our common lessons that we ask all Top Traders, but we dive deep into why Nigol thinks differently…

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21 Want to Build a Computer That Makes Money? with Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners – 1of2

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“Volatility is the most important criteria behind our strategy.” – Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) Want to build a computer that makes money? Quest Partners LLC has a long, robust track record with their systematic trading approach. They utilize a different strategies from many of their peers and have diversified their product range to include equity programs both hedge and long…

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

20 How to Identify Trades No One Else is Looking For with Roman Lutz of Future Value Capital – 2of2

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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

19 How to Take the Emotions out of Investment Decision Making with Roman Lutz of Future Value Capital – 1of2

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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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18 Estimating and Predicting Black Swan Events with Peter Kambolin of Systematic Alpha Management – 2of2

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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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17 Start Your Own Firm at 21 Years of Age? Russian CEO Tells All. with Peter Kambolin of Systematic Alpha Management – 1of2

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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

16 You Can’t Learn This In A Book! with Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital – 2of2

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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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