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Top Traders Unplugged - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen 22nd January 2015
TTU63: Every Assumption Should Be Questioned ft. Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners
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TTU63: Every Assumption Should Be Questioned ft. Nigol Koulajian of Quest Partners

In this year-end-review, we discuss the year for CTAs and short term traders, as well as the recent collapse of the Euro/Swiss Franc peg and how that affected the models of Quest Partners. Nigol discusses his goals and thoughts for 2015 and reflects on a 2014 that saw his firm start two new strategies and take in new investment.

Please welcome back our guest Nigol Koulajian.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How Quest Partners did in 2014.
  • Why fixed income was the highest contributor to his gains during the year.
  • What models did well in 2014.
  • What the Euro/Swiss Franc collapse can teach us about risk management.
  • How do we prepare for the unthinkable?
  • The details of how his models reacted to the Swiss Franc surge.
  • What the highlights of 2014 were for Nigol.
  • About the two hedge strategies that they started in 2014.
  • How investors should insure they don’t repeat 2011 and 2012.
  • How the “Black Box” of CTAs is not as mysterious as it used to be.
  • What focus he is taking in 2015.

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Listen to 2 hour-long conversations with Nigol on this podcast here and here.

Follow Niels on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or via the TTU website.

Follow Nigol Koulajian on Linkedin.

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