October 14, 2021

Episode #77 Robert Almgren – A Deep Dive into Optimal Trade Execution in Fixed Income and Futures Using Quantitative Methods

Chat Robert Almgren is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Quantitative Brokers. Rob was previously a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, the University of Toronto, and currently teaches High-Frequency Markets at Princeton University. Prior to QB, Robert was a Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Strategies in the Electronic Trading Services group at Bank of America until 2008. Robert Almgren completed a B.S. in physics and a B.S. in mathematics at MIT, then an M.S. in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University. In this episode we […]
July 16, 2020

Episode #57 Andrew White – Intro to Regulation Technology (RegTech) and a Master Class in Company Bootstrapping

Andrew Patrick White is the founder and CEO of fundapps, a regulatory technology company founded 10 years ago. He completely bootstrapped fundapps and grew it from a small startup to over 60 people and 9 trillion USD in monitored client assets. The company provides Shareholder Disclosure software to Hedge Funds and other asset owners. Before founding fundapps, Andrew was a managing director at aquin components, a company that was acquired by State Street.  We start off our conversation by Andrew walking us through the space of regulation technology or regtech. He gives us a history of the space, and how […]
July 2, 2020

Episode #56 Lila Preston – A Deep Dive into Sustainable and ESG Investing

Lila Preston is a Partner at Generation Investment Management, and is Co-Head of the Growth Equity platform – Generation’s private equity fund. Generation was, amongst others, founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Lila also serves on the board of several companies. Lila holds a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an MBA from London Business School. In this episode we deep dive into the world of ESG and Sustainable Investing. Lila talks about Generation’s investment approach and process, from research, over pipeline building, deal sourcing, to the decision factors. We take you step by step through the process […]
June 18, 2020

Episode #55 Jacco Minnaar – How to Create Returns While Investing with Impact

Jacco Minnaar is the Chair of the Management Board and Managing Director of Triodos Investment Management, a globally active, multi-billion Dollar Impact investor.  Jacco has 25 years of experience in the financial and investment industry. Prior to his current position as Chair, he served Triodos across various positions including Director of Energy and Climate, Fund Manager of Triodos Fair Share Fund, and Regional Manager of Africa and Latin America. Before joining Triodos in 2006, he managed the Financial Markets Development Program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Mekong region. Jacco holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering […]