Category: Podcasts

27 Jun 2024

Volatility Vultures: Hunting for Options Talent with Gary Selz of Zero Delta

In this episode of the Derivative we chat with Gary Selz @SelzGary, CIO and co-portfolio manager of Zero Delta Funds. Gary shares his background growing up in Chicago and studying electrical engineering at Northwestern University. He discovered options trading through a financial engineering course and was introduced to a Chicago prop trading firm. Gary discusses […]

20 Jun 2024

Carry On: Demystifying the Carry Trade with Rodrigo Gordillo & Adam Butler of ReSolve

We’re back! Today’s podcast features The Derivative show stoppers Rodrigo Gordillo @RodGordilloP and Adam Butler @GestaltU of ReSolve Asset Management @InvestReSolve discussing the carry trade and its applications in investment strategies. They begin by explaining what the carry trade is and discussing common misconceptions around it. They then dive into different types of carry that can […]

25 Apr 2024

50 Charts showing the Current State of Volatility, with Jeremie Holdom and Colin Suvak of LongTail Alpha

This episode of The Derivative discusses the current state of Volatility – and how to use those measurements in diversifying investment strategies with Jeremie Holdom and Colin Suvak of LongTail Alpha, an investment firm focused on tail risk hedging. The guests share insights into their work, analyzing volatility across asset classes and constructing customized hedging […]

14 Mar 2024

Optimizing the Supply Chain: Private Equity, Automation, and Economic Indicators in Logistics with Chris Jamroz

This episode is a fascinating deep dive into the complex world of logistics. Our guest is Chris Jamroz, CEO of Roadrunner, a serial logistics entrepreneur who has indeed seen and done it all over his career. Chris provides colorful anecdotes about his past 100+ acquisitions and turnarounds, including the challenges and lessons learned along the […]

29 Feb 2024

Miami Hedge Fund week Panel 2024 Part II: Increasing Accessibility of Alternative Investments

Join us for the second half of our panel discussions during this year’s Hedge Fund Week in Miami as we explore increasing accessibility of alternative investments through new ETF products and strategies. We’ve got Rodrigo Gordillo (@RodGordilloP) taking reigns from the quantitative perspective, Jerry Parker (@rjparkerjr09) talking trend following, Bob Elliot (@BobEUnlimited) on replication and […]

22 Feb 2024

Set Phasers to Stocks+Discretionary Global Macro – with Dynamic Alpha

From NASA to Star Trek, Brad Barrie and David Johnson of @DynamicAlphaSol discuss how their shared interests inspired the development of their diversified mutual fund, which blends equity exposure with discretionary global macro allocations. They explain how this approach seeks to provide smoother returns through non-correlated exposures. Brad and David also delve into their backgrounds […]

15 Feb 2024

Miami Hedge Fund week panel 2024 – Commodities: Outlook on Prices, Volatility, and Portfolio Diversification

This packed panel discussion featuring Tim Pickering (Auspice), Brent Belote (Cayler Capital), Gerardo Tarricone (Arion) and Derek Stroke (Equanimity Advisors) focused on commodities as diversifiers and opportunities in commodity trading and investing. Our panelists discussed topics like the reliability of commodities in portfolios, ESG factors, the potential for a commodity supercycle, and educating the next […]