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Top Traders Unplugged - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen 18th September 2014
TTU32: The Most Misunderstood Stats That You Can Use ft. Marc Malek of Conquest Capital Group – 2of2
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TTU32: The Most Misunderstood Stats That You Can Use ft. Marc Malek of Conquest Capital Group – 2of2

In the second part of our conversation with Marc Malek, we explore the strategies that he uses to build his models and how he explains them in simple terms. We go in depth about drawdowns and what investors should know about them. We also discuss what keeps Marc inspired, what he does for fun, and how he couldn’t imagine having any other job.

Welcome back to Part 2 of our conversation with Marc Malek.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • About the four strategies inside Conquest Capital’s Macro program.
  • How the technological revolution has changed the market and trend following, now that everyone gets the same information at the same time.
  • Marc’s approach to building trading models.
  • Defining risk in terms of upside deviation vs. downside deviation in the portfolio.
  • Why correlation is one of the most misunderstood stats that you can use.

How Marc deals with drawdowns and why he thinks nothing new is happening now that did not happen before.

His view on backtesting.

The challenges hedge fund owners face in the current business climate and why Marc is lucky to have investors that have stuck by him.

Why Marc is motivated to keep pushing through this period and why he loves what he does.

The story of how Conquest Capital got its first investor, and how in the early days investors cared more about managers and interacting with them personally.

Marc’s biggest failures, and how he overcame them.

The hobbies Marc has and why he likes seemingly dangerous sports.

Resources & Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Learn more about Backtesting.

Learn about Downside Deviation.

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

Follow Marc Malek on Linkedin.

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