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70 Intervention in The Markets: The Effect on Trend Following with Marc Malek of Conquest Capital Group

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“Investors confuse trend following strategies with long volatility strategies, which is really not the case.” – Marc Malek (Tweet) In this year-end review, Marc Malek explains why intervention in the markets affects trend following, but also why trend following strategies are not long volatility strategies. He discusses 2014 from the point of view of his…

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69 Staying Agnostic in Your Allocation with Martin Lueck of Aspect Capital

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“The conversations got easier over the latter half of the year, but in no sense are we saying ‘see I told you.’” – Martin Lueck (Tweet) This year in review covers how Aspect Capital came out of 2014 with their best year ever as a company, and what they learned from the year. Martin Lueck discusses the…

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68 Keep The Long Term View in Mind When Investing with Mike Dever of Brandywine Asset Management

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“We learn all the time. I’ve continued to learn over the last few decades. You learn it’s never time to do a touchdown dance.” – Mike Dever (Tweet) On our next year-in-review, Mike Dever talks about how 2014 evolved for his firm and what they learned from the year. He discusses the changes they made…

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67 Institutional Investors and CTAs: A Look Forward with Aref Karim of Quality Capital Management

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“This is a long term permanent component in a portfolio that ought not to be considered as a timing device for extracting some additional alpha.” – Aref Karim (Tweet) Aref Karim has been on the institutional investing side and the fund manager side for many years, so he has some great insights into how each…

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66 Trade Innovation for 2015 with Luc van Hof of Capital Hedge

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“A seasoned trader feels happy the moment he enters into a good trade, even if that trade ends up with losses.” – Luc van Hof (Tweet) In this year-end review, Luc van Hof discusses what he learned from 2014 and how his firm innovated to create better gains for customers in 2015. He also talks…

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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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