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SI244: Trend Following - How to Hunt them & Select a Manager ft. Richard Brennan
20th May 2023 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Richard Brennan returns to discuss the idea of applying trend following on a shorter term time frame and why this might not make sense, the most optimal solutions for selecting managers, how to best avoid selection bias in the process and why the validated track record of a fund manager is so important. We also discuss how the analogy of hunting on the savana can be applied to trend following and what a cheetah and a spider can teach us about hunting trends and much more.


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Episode TimeStamps:

00:23 - Changes in the podcast format

01:30 - Review of the week

05:03 - Q1, Zach: Regarding the viability of short-term systems

12:48 - A deep dive into manager selection

28:37 - The optimal process and results

30:58 - Diversification in manager selection

33:51 - Hunting the trends

46:29 - The Knowledge Project

55:44 - Thanks for listening

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