How many families have two brothers who’ve been in the hedge fund game for 30+ years, much less on polar opposites of the long vol/short vol spectrum. We’re talking with the volatility loving, positive skew seeking brother in our episode today, Roy Niederhoffer. Roy is the founder and President of the eponymous R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, which has been coding, trading, analyzing, and investing in futures markets since before most of us had a future. We’re talking with Roy about 100-screen backdrops, delivering what’s best for the whole portfolio, not just the fund manager, crisis performance, predicting risk, short-term is the best “-term”, the start of RGN, jazz music, human bias (all the way to 100s of millions of years ago), superstars vs teamwork, the potentially huge difference between getting interest rate trend right and actually making money doing that, playing the lottery in reverse, bitcoin/crypto performance in crisis, and building business around identifying similarities across asset classes.
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