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Si297: Trend Following as a Return Enhancement Overlay ft. Alan Dunne
25th May 2024 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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In today’s episode, Alan Dunne helps us uncover the latest news and data within the global macro landscape. We also discuss the state of the quant macro space, how it compares to trend following and what allocators should consider when comparing the two. Then we break down how family offices are looking to allocate assets at the moment before we turn our attention to a potential new narrative within the trend following world - namely, how trend following can be used as an return enhancement overlay, instead of "crisis alpha". We also dive deep into fees and returns in the multi-strategy space and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

01:01 - What has been on our radar recently?

06:58 - Is OpenAI falling apart?

09:19 - U.K. and European Parliament elections - should investors care?

11:52 - What is neoliberalism?

12:54 - Unpacking the current global macro landscape

19:07 - Are central banks defeating their own purpose?

22:42 - Industry performance update

25:39 - What is going on with quant macro?

32:00 - Trend follower or quant macro fund - what is hardest to analyze?

34:39 - How are family offices looking to allocate assets currently?

37:43 - Any allocation to whiskey?

39:31 - Trend following: Return Enhancement Overlay or Crisis Alpha?

47:13 - Advice for using trend following as an enhancement overlay

49:46 - How multi-strategy funds achieve smooth return streams

01:00:09 - Multi-strat managers - contact us!

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