Today’s guest is one you’ve heard many times before if you’ve listened to The Derivative, but may not necessarily know all that well. He’s and alts/managed futures veteran, having started his career in Chicago’s famed trading pits, founded a futures investment firm, and continued on to become a partner at RCM Alternatives. ,And, of course, when not doing his day job, steps in as the dynamic host of our podcast. We’re talking Jeff Malec. We thought today’s podcast would be a great opportunity to get him from behind the host side of the mic to the guest side to get a little more familiar with his background, have a chance for him to share some of his own knowledge, and for all our listeners to see a different side. It is his birthday afterall – so what better episode? Jeff is interviewed by the team at Mutiny Fund in today’s episode where they’re talking about the differences between the New York traditional equity-based markets and Chicago’s futures markets and the pros and cons for investors, why Chicago’s approach did much better in 2008 and what investors can learn from that to apply to their own portfolios as well as the cash efficiency of futures, how investors should think about correlations, the common traits of the most successful investors, and why low volatility often means hidden risk and how to spot it in your portfolio.
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