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Getting Started On Top Traders Unplugged

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Getting Started On Top Traders Unplugged

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If this is your first time visiting the website, check out some of our best episodes and resources here.

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83 Starting a Quant Firm from Scratch with Natasha Reeve-Gray of Altis Partners – 1of2

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“You’re talking to probably the least likely person to have gone into this business.” – Natasha Reeve-Gray (Tweet) Our next guest left a well known trading firm in London to start a quantitative trading firm with 3 other partners. There’s a lot to be learned from her insights on starting a business, building a culture,…

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High Volatility Reduces Risk

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Investors do not necessarily lower their risk by lowering the volatility of their returns. That’s because volatility and risk are two very separate matters.

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82 Simplicity vs. Complexity in Trading Models with Oliver Steinki of Evolutiqz – 2of2

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“We do something that is very complex.” – Oliver Steinki (Tweet) In the second part of our conversation with the cofounder of Evolutiq, we dive into the firm’s trading strategy, how they manage risk, and what kinds of investors they seek. He also discusses tips for budding entrepreneurs and firm managers, and how he deals…

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81 How A Serial Entrepreneur Built an Algorithmic Trading Firm with Oliver Steinki of Evolutiq – 1of2

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“When I was in 2nd grade I wrote Portfolio Manager when asked what I wanted to do. I knew quite early what I wanted to do.” – Oliver Steinki (Tweet) Our next guest has started and invested in many companies, and is from an entrepreneurial background. First and foremost, he is concerned with running a…

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Smooth Risk

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The CTA industry has changed a lot during the past ten years. New regulations and increased demand from institutional investors, especially pension funds, have caused many CTAs to change (i) their trading programs and (ii) their business operations.

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CTAs: Equity Hedge, Crisis Alpha, Long Volatility – True or False?

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Many CTAs emphasize that their products can produce “crisis alpha,” provide an “equity hedge” and enhance the overall return profile by being “long volatility.” This article puts these (highly attractive) features into perspective.

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Like to dislike trend following

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Everyone involved in the systematic trend following business has probably heard it many times, and I have heard it again last week: “Why invest with you when I can buy and hold the DAX for zero cost and, when holding my position for a number of years, I always end up making money?”

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80 Managing Your Emotional Capital with Mike Coleman of RCMA Asset Managementz – 2of2

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“You need to protect your emotional capital as well. As a general rule you don’t want to be in a position when your emotions are clouding your judgement.” – Mike Coleman (Tweet) In the second part of our conversation with Mike Coleman, we explore the different commodity markets and how RCMA trades them, and look back…

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79 The Romance of Trading Commodities with Mike Coleman of RCMA Asset Management – 1of2

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“Commodities have this romance and physicality that is sort of missing in bonds and equities on pieces of paper.” – Mike Coleman (Tweet) Our next guest lives in Singapore, where he founded a firm that trades in the commodity markets. In this episode, we trace his upbringing in the UK and his first job at…

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