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Flirting with Models

Feb 27, 2023

There is no doubt that the tools of machine learning and the promise of artificial intelligence has captured the imagination of quantitative researchers everywhere.  But I am aware of few fund managers who have wholesale adopted the ideas into their investment stack as thoroughly as Angus Cameron.

In this dive back into...

Feb 13, 2023

In our industry, we’re all too often guilty of asking, “what is your alpha,” rather than, “what is your process for finding alpha?”  Yet, in the long run, it is the process that is important.  

I’m equally guilty of this.  In the history of this podcast, I’ve probably overemphasized the outcome of...

Jan 30, 2023

In July 2020 I interviewed Cliff Asness, co-founder of AQR.  This was several months after he penned a perspective piece titled The Valuesburg Address, where he waxed poetic about the multi-year drawdown in the value factor.

Nearly three years later, he recently wrote the perspective piece titled, The Bubble Has Not...

Jan 23, 2023

It’s no secret that high flying growth stocks were hammered in 2022, so I thought it would be fun to revisit my conversation with Jason Thomson back in Season 3.  

Jason is a portfolio manager at O’Neil Global Advisors, where he manages highly concentrated portfolios of growth stocks.

Now, Jason is a discretionary...

Jan 16, 2023

After March 2020, a growing research interest of mine was the question, “how do strategies reflexively impact the markets they trade?”  Beyond crowding risk, can adoption of strategies fundamentally change market dynamics.

In Season 3 Episode 11, I spoke with Omer Cedar, who argues that equity quants have done...