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52 Do Amazing Things Just By Showing Up with Rob Hartman of Pacific Capital Advisors – 2of2

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“The dirty and hard work is how do you survive those consolidations and the difficult periods.” – Rob Hartman (Tweet) Rob Hartman knows that showing up is half the battle when it comes to work in any industry. But his viewpoint as a solo fund manager give us deep insight into the inner-workings of a firm…

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51 Planning for Failure, Not Planning to Fail with Rob Hartman of Pacific Capital Advisors – 1of2

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“Staying organized is not so hard – the really tough stuff is figuring out how to make money for people.” – Rob Hartman (Tweet) In starting any business, you run into unexpected roadblocks and challenges, and you learn something from each mistake. Our next guest is the founder of a trading firm who has grown his…

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50 Why Optimism is Important with Dave Sanderson of KFL Capital Management – 2of2

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“The best way to manage risk is to spend less money.” – Dave Sanderson (Tweet) Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with Dave Sanderson. In this episode we explore his trading program in detail, from the markets the firm trades to how they describe their program to investors. We also explore the challenges that…

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49 Will Big Data Enable KFL to Predict the Future? with Dave Sanderson of KFL Capital Management – 1of2

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“We set out to solve an enormous technology question. The technology risk on day one was very high. To some extent, it wasn’t very rational…” – Dave Sanderson (Tweet) KFL Capital Management is setting out to do something every financial team on earth dreams about… The ability to predict the future. Or at least get it…

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48 How to Understand a New Manager’s Track Record with Bastian Bolesta of Deep Field Capital – 2of2

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“The majority of investors just don’t take the time or don’t have the time to develop an understanding of just how we perform in different markets.” – Bastian Bolesta (Tweet) In the second part of our interview with Bastian, we talk about the ins and outs of his trading program and how they came to…

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47 How to Start Managing Client Capital with Bastian Bolesta of Deep Field Capital – 1of2

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“With hindsight, I would probably argue that we were naive.” – Bastian Bolesta (Tweet) The story of Deep Field Capital’s Founder and CEO is an interesting one. Bastian Bolesta met his future partners whilst spending a semester abroad in China before returning to Germany and then moving to Switzerland to join them. The team also…

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46 The Benefits of Negative Correlation with Roy Niederhoffer of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management – 2of2

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“The markets provide a certain level of novelty and demand a certain level of attention and creativity that very few jobs do.” – Roy Niederhoffer (Tweet) In our continued conversation with Roy Niederhoffer, we discuss risk management, drawdowns, why negative correlation is so important to Roy, and what gets him out of bed every morning…

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45 How To Overcome Cognitive Bias in Investing and Trading with Roy Niederhoffer of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management – 1of2

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“We are as humans essentially products of our hardware – that is an insight that I’ve taken with me into the trading side.” – Roy Niederhoffer (Tweet) Roy Niederhoffer has a fascinating live story that starts with Harvard and neuroscience and continues into his starting a hedge fund in the short-term trading space in 1993.…

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44 Buy Low and Sell High: Is It Really That Easy? with Mark Whitmore of Whitmore Capital Management – 2of2

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“Investing in some ways is unbelievably complex, and in other ways it’s literally as easy as buy low and sell high.” – Mark Whitmore (Tweet) In the second part of our conversation with the founder of Whitmore Capital Management, we learn the daily challenges, and lessons learned right from the founder and owner of a fledgling firm.…

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43 The Case For Currencies As An Asset Class with Mark Whitmore of Whitmore Capital Management – 1of2

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“I thought early on that having a fund would be really satisfying and exciting on a variety of levels.” – Mark Whitmore (Tweet) Our next guest started his firm back in 2012, and we’re talking to him at a special moment in the company’s evolution as it starts to gain outside capital and make its…

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