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13 Top Traders Round Table with Michael Adam, David Harding, and Marty Lueck – 3of3

“Always be paranoid about [your strategies], and always be paranoid about every part of it." (Tweet)

Top Traders is bringing you Top Traders Round Table, a series of conversations with industry leaders on the subject of Managed Futures. On this special episode, my guests are the founders of AHL: Michael Adam who later co-founded Aspect Capital, David Harding also known as founder and CEO of Winton Capital and Marty Lueck also one of the co-founders of Aspect Capital.

We sat down in the famous Abbey Road Studios in London to talk about how they developed their investing strategies, some of the most surprising decisions they ever made, and what kind of legacy they would like to leave behind.

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In This Episode, You'll Learn:

  • What Mike, David & Marty had to un-learn in order to improve their strategies
  • Why David believes education can crush creativity
  • How some “new” optimization methods hurts investors
  • What David and Marty least like about their current strategies
  • What they plan on doing when they no longer run their firms
  • How David approaches succession planning
  • The most important investment principles the guests would leave for their children
  • Why only a small amount of investors still keep managed futures as a core allocation
  • The most important decisions they ever made
  • Which decisions had the most surprising results
  • If the media will ever understand what managed futures actually are
  • The legacy that AHL left in the world of investing

This episode was sponsored by CME Group:

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Learn more about Michael Adam and Mike Marlin and The Melomaniacs

Learn more about David Harding and Winton Group

Learn more about Marty Lueck and Aspect Capital

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