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TTU56: How to Educate Your Clients on Managed Futures ft. Karsten Schroeder of Amplitude Capital
13th January 2015 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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In this 2014 year-in-review, Karsten Shroeder looks at the CTA industry and give some advice on how to look at 2014 with a rational and objective eye. He also has insights into how 2015 will be for the CTA industry and how to educate more clients to the advantages of managed futures.


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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How the year evolved for Amplitude and it’s strategies.
  • How the CTA industry did in 2014 in Karsten’s opinion.
  • What models did well last year.
  • How hard it is to shape models and make guesses based on world events that affect the markets.
  • What Karsten learned from 2014.
  • How they have increased their research team.
  • Why his firm welcomes divergence in the markets.
  • Why educating clients is very important.
  • What diversification can do for clients in their portfolios.
  • Why not to use 2014 as a reference point and say that this markets new returns for CTAs.
  • What Karsten wishes for 2015.


Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

You can listen to 2 hour-long podcasts with Karsten here and here.

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

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