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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you a current successful hedge fund manager or commodity trading adviser who shares their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard. The principals of Dunn Capital, Sunrise Capital Partners, Brandywine Asset Management, Chesapeake Capital, Estlander & Partners, Amplitude Capital and many other Barclay Top 50 managers are just some of the names we bring to you. Each episode ends with unexpected questions and advice that will help you take the next leap in your journey.

Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you a current successful hedge fund manager or commodity trading adviser who shares their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard. The principals of Dunn Capital, Sunrise Capital Partners, Brandywine Asset Management, Chesapeake Capital, Estlander & Partners, Amplitude Capital and many other Barclay Top 50 managers are just some of the names we bring to you. Each episode ends with unexpected questions and advice that will help you take the next leap in your journey.
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Top Traders Unplugged is created for you, the investor, trader or research analyst. If you are looking to take your manager due diligence or investment career to the next level, Niels Kaastrup-Larsen delivers the information you just don’t want to miss. Just like the Market Wizard books brought some of the greatest traders to light, Top Traders Unplugged brings to you a current successful hedge fund manager or commodity trading adviser who shares their experiences, their successes, and their failures. Hear their views on investing, portfolio construction, risk management, research, how to handle the emotional roller coaster and what it takes to become successful and a market wizard. The principals of Dunn Capital, Sunrise Capital Partners, Brandywine Asset Management, Chesapeake Capital, Estlander & Partners, Amplitude Capital and many other Barclay Top 50 managers are just some of the names we bring to you. Each episode ends with unexpected questions and advice that will help you take the next leap in your journey.

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Episodes

The Systematic Investor Series Ep 06 – October 21st, 2018

10/20/2018
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It’s a great privilege for me to invite you in behind the scenes of what the conversation between some of my favorite systematic investors is like. Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a “call” each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting.

Duration:00:59:31

Implementing The Contrarian Model | Jean Jacques Duhot, Arctic Blue Capital | #106

10/19/2018
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“I thought that trend-following was an amazing part of the story, but maybe it could be complemented by some contrarian approach. And also, taking the trend by cutting it into parts.” - Jean Jacques Duhot (Tweet) Today on Top Traders Unplugged, I'm joined by my co-host Moritz Seibert to speak with Jean Jacques Duhot, the Chief Investment Officer at Arctic Blue Capital. Jean Jacques's observations of different discretionary trading teams has given him valuable insight into a variety of...

Duration:00:34:19

Best of TTU: The Problems with Smart Beta & is Filtering the Holy Grail?

10/17/2018
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Kathryn Kaminski and I had the opportunity to sit down with Nigol Koulajian, the founder of Quest Partners, in which he shared his deep insights in many areas of trading. During our conversation, there were a few short segments that I particularly enjoyed and I would love to share them with you here. Below you can learn about Nigols take on the problems with Smart Beta, and also his explanation of Filtering being ͞the Holy Grail. This interview was packed with insight and wisdom so if you...

Duration:00:10:41

The Systematic Investor Series Ep 05 – October 15th, 2018

10/15/2018
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It’s a great privilege for me to invite you in behind the scenes of what the conversation between some of my favorite systematic investors is like. Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a “call” each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting.

Duration:00:55:47

Best of TTU: Return Dispersion and How to Successfully Adapt

10/10/2018
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In today’s post, I would like to share with you some really great moments and unique takeaways from a conversation I had with Marty Bergin, the president and owner of DUNN Capital Management, where Marty shares his views on Return Dispersion and how those experiences, together with extensive research, has enabled them to produce a more robust trend following process for their clients. If you would like to hear the full episode then you can just click here Katy: I have a question too, one of...

Duration:00:12:08

The Systematic Investor Series Ep 04 – October 7th, 2018

10/8/2018
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It’s a great privilege for me to invite you in behind the scenes of what the conversation between some of my favorite systematic investors is like. Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a “call” each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting.

Duration:00:43:01

Best of TTU: How the Turtles got their Name… and are the Turtle Rules Relevant Today?

10/3/2018
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Today I would like to share some really great and unique takeaways from a conversation I had with the one and only Richard Dennis, the father of the Turtle Project from back in the 1980’s as well as two of his turtles, namely Brian Proctor and Jerry Parker. In our conversation we put the record straight for the first time on a number of myths about the Turtle experiment including How the Turtles got their name, and if the original rules that were applied with great success 30+ years ago...

Duration:00:11:24

The Systematic Investor Series Ep 03 – September 30th, 2018

9/30/2018
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Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a "call" each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting. It's a raw and honest conversation which we hope you will join and be part of...not least by sending us questions that we can discuss.

Duration:01:02:03

Best of TTU: Machine Learning

9/26/2018
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Today I would like to share with you some life lessons and learnings from expert Robert Sinnott, where he shares his in depth knowledge of the modern evolution of systematic trading, in the form of Machine learning, and how machine learning has effected and impacted their short term and long term strategies. If you would like to hear the full episode then you can listen by clicking here. I’m pretty sure you are going to learn something valuable from what Robert shared with me. Rob: In...

Duration:00:12:11

The Systematic Investor Series Ep 02 – September 22nd, 2018

9/22/2018
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Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a "call" each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting. It's a raw and honest conversation which we hope you will join and be part of...not least by sending us questions that we can discuss.

Duration:00:42:58

Best of TTU: The Impact of Volatility Trading

9/18/2018
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Kathryn Kaminski and I had the opportunity to sit down with Nigol Koulajian, the founder of Quest Partners, in which he shared his wealth of experience including life lessons and even his take on the modern scientific trading systems that are used today. One of topics which I particularly liked, and would like to share with you here, was his view on the VIX and Volatility trading within the managed futures industry and also outside of the industry. If you would like to listen to the full...

Duration:00:09:38

Welcome to The Systematic Investor Series

9/17/2018
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Welcome to the first edition of The Systematic Investor series. It's a great privilege for me to invite you in behind the scenes of what the conversation between some of my favorite systematic investors is like. Jerry Parker, Moritz Seibert and I get on a "call" each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting. It's a raw and honest conversation which we hope you will join and be part of...not...

Duration:00:56:27

Top Traders Round Table – Sunu | Bell | Bruynes #15

8/23/2018
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“I think the flat fee is market-driven, and the trader is still going to try to do the best they can because they want performance to attract more capital.” - Arthur Bell (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group where I continue my conversation with Jennifer Sunu, who is the director of compliance at the NFA, Arthur Bell, CPA and managing member of Bell Tower LLC, and JP Bruynes, who is a partner at the law firm Akin Gump....

Duration:00:46:12

Top Traders Round Table – Sunu | Bell | Bruynes #14

8/16/2018
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“Today, the rules [and regulations] are much broader, capture far more, but are far less prescriptive; more likely based on general objectives and themes rather than micromanaging exactly how things occur.” - Arthur Bell (Tweet) Welcome to Top Traders Round Table, a podcast series on managed futures brought to you by CME Group. On today's episode our guests are Jennifer Sunu, who is the director of compliance at the NFA, Arthur Bell, CPA and managing member of Bell Tower LLC, and JP Bruynes,...

Duration:00:43:56

The Many Flavors of Trend Following | Niels Kaastrup-Larsen, DUNN Capital (Europe)| #105

7/9/2018
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“As an industry, I think we tend to overcomplicate what trend following really is.” - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen (Tweet) We're changing things up on today's episode of the podcast: we have with us Frank Conway from the Economic Rockstar Podcast interviewing Niels about trend following strategies, asset allocation, and more. Listen in to find out what changes need to be made in the trend following space, the importance and benefits of your asset allocation when it comes to your investments, and...

Duration:01:13:05

The Passive and The Active Investor | Harold de Boer, Transtrend | #104

6/21/2018
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“Are you invested in something that, whatever is going to happen, you can say, ‘okay, I’m invested in that for a good reason and I know that’s why i have it’?” - Harold de Boer (Tweet) Katy Kaminski and I continue our conversation with Harold de Boer, and discuss his philosophy behind pure trend and divergent trading, as well as why Harold believes Transtrend is unique in the managed future space. In this episode, we talk about the benefits of synthetic trading, Harold's advice to a new...

Duration:00:40:21

Trading In The Medium-Term Space | Harold de Boer, Transtrend | #103

6/15/2018
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“The project was started with buying computers and getting data. That’s how far they were, so when I came there, they said, ‘we have computers and we have data, we hope you can do something with it’. For a mathematician, that’s a nice way to start.” - Harold de Boer (Tweet) Harold De Boer is a Managing Director, Member of Management Committee and Member of Board of Directors at Transtrend B.V. Growing up, Harold's interest in statistics grew out of his work at his family's dairy farm, and...

Duration:00:39:14

The State of Institutional Learning of Investing | Nigol Koulajian, Quest Partners | #102

5/24/2018
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“There’s more clarity gained not around the way the markets are, but the way people trade.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) Katy Kaminski and I continue our conversation with Nigol Koulajian, and discuss if his strategies of working with, around, and doing the opposite of what many investors are doing, has given him any advantages? In this episode, we talk about the risk of research and data affecting the market, why he distrusts in many institutional teachings of finance, and what he is looking...

Duration:00:33:09

Why You Should Trust The Short-Term Over The Long-Term | Nigol Koulajian, Quest Partners | #101

5/18/2018
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“People say, ‘how did you manage to raise so much money by losing so much?’.” - Nigol Koulajian (Tweet) Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest Partners LLC, and has been designing and trading short-term and long-term technical systems for over 22 years. Coming from Columbia business school, many of Nigol’s general practices seem counter-intuitive but have consistently yielded results. This interview will help get you deeper into the trading and management...

Duration:00:37:21

The Importance of Transparency With Your Clients | Robert Sinnott, AlphaSimplex | #100

4/19/2018
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“These are literally billion dollar questions. If you could answer any of these questions to any degree of satisfaction, you could put the rest of us out of business.” - Robert Sinnott (Tweet) In our continued conversation with Robert Sinnott, Katy Kaminski and I dive into why AlphaSimplex has been so successful, why Robert values transparency in his firm so highly, and what he advises for new and rising-star investors. He goes deep into what he is excited about and afraid of with managed...

Duration:00:38:29