Join us as we sit down with Brian Proctor, Managing Director at EMC Capital Advisors, for an insightful conversation on the evolution of their trading methodology since the early days of the Turtle Program. Discover what sets them apart from competitors and the key factors they believe contribute to a successful CTA. Explore their use of algorithms to balance risk in a volatile market and how trading systems can adapt while staying true to their origins. Gain insights into their approach to managing current market volatility, distinguishing between trend following and momentum, building reliable systems, expanding their market portfolio, and much more. Don't miss this engaging discussion!
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02:19 - Introduction to EMC Capital Advisors
07:30 - Their investment philosophy
10:30 - What differentiates them from their peers?
12:33 - The key to succes
14:06 - Their approach to open equity
17:22 - Staying true to trend following
20:13 - Improving the risk adjusted profile
23:15 - An evolving system
28:19 - Slow or fast?
30:44 - Being aware of volatility
32:44 - Trend following vs. momentum
37:19 - "The technical logic of the system"
40:05 - An adaptive process
43:58 - How they reach their goals
45:46 - Pros and cons of adding more markets
50:11 - How they manage risk
57:23 - How have markets changed over time?
01:00:03 - Trend following disagreements
01:03:53 - What is he excited for this year?
01:06:30 - Thanks for listening
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