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TTU64: The Trader-less Hedge Fund ft. Dave Sanderson of KFL Capital Management
23rd January 2015 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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In this year-end-review, we take a look at how 2014 might be seen many years into the future. Is this when “trader-less” systematic trading caught on? We take you into the workings of a 1-year-old trading technology company, how they succeeded, and where they are going in the future.


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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • It was their first year of trading under the public eye.
  • How consistent the statistics were the entire year.
  • How the backtest matched up with live data in 2014.
  • What led to their profits and where they lost money.
  • Why it’s hard to draw conclusions that tie trades back to world events.
  • How they made a lot of money in the first half of the year when other trend followers were having a difficult time.
  • About their one-year birthday party.
  • The improvements they made during the year.
  • How 2015 will see a “refined” interest in trend following CTAs.


Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Listen to 2 hour-long episodes with Dave on this podcast here and here.

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

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