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Top Traders Unplugged - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen 29th October 2018
SI07: What is; alpha, smart beta, implied vol, crisis alpha and convexity?
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SI07: What is; alpha, smart beta, implied vol, crisis alpha and convexity?

Welcome to The Systematic Investor series. It’s a great privilege for me to invite you to a behind the scenes conversation between some of my favorite systematic investors namely Jerry Parker and Moritz Seibert. We get on a “call” each week to discuss the events that took place through the lens of a Systematic Investor and how the trading strategies we work with are reacting. It’s a raw and honest exploration and we hope you will join and be part of.

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 – Intro

01:15 – Weekly recap of performance

08:30 – Discussion of recent articles

21:30 – Top tweets

36:10 – Question 1: Mohit; Discuss moving averages as a TF device; position sizing; correlations

43:20 – Question 2; Paul; How many investors are out there who use TF but their AUM doesn’t show up in the official industry AUM #s

47:10 – Question 3: John; Asked about industry jargon and definitions: alpha; smart beta, implied vol, crisis alpha, convexity

51:30 – Question 4: Mohit; Is looking at correlations in the rearview mirror fallible?

52:50 – Question 5: Dave; What is the average time in trade of winners in a medium-term system?

57:10 – Question 6: What software do you use for backtesting/system management?

01:01:40 – Benchmark performance update