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 […]
April 2, 2020

Episode #47 Chris Schelling – Assessing the People Behind Private Equity Funds

Christopher (“Chris”) Schelling is the Director responsible for Private Equity investments at Texas Municipal Retirement System (“TMRS”). Prior to joining TRMS, Chris served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Director of Absolute & Real Return at Kentucky Retirement Systems and as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at University of Kentucky, where he taught a class in Alternative Investments. If you are an allocator and want to know more about how some of the best in the business go about vetting their private equity fund managers, this episode is for you! Aside from being a well-known columnist for Institutional Investor, and […]
March 19, 2020

Episode #46 Dan Houlihan – Asset Servicing, Behind the Scenes of Asset Management

Dan Houlihan is an Executive Vice President and Head of Northern Trust Asset Servicing for the Americas. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Dan spent 19 years in numerous leadership positions across several companies in the investment management, technology, and service space. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) and as a Director on the Advisors Investment Trust.  We talk about the asset servicing business and its various components like custody, fund administration, investor servicing and outsourced solutions across the front, middle and back office. We touch on trends in the asset […]
March 5, 2020

Episode #45 Daniel Crosby – Deep Dive into Behavioral Finance

Daniel Crosby is a New York Times Bestselling author with books like “Personal Benchmark”, “The Laws of wealth”, and “The behavioral investor”. He is also the Chief Behavioral Officer of Brinker Capital. He spoke at TEDx in Huntsville and hosts the podcast “Standard deviations”. Daniel holds a PhD in Psychology from Brigham Young University.  We talk about his role as Chief Behavioural Officer, the insights of his several books and how to apply the learnings from behavioural finance in real life. We dive into the psychology of human beings, how investors can stick with their portfolio during difficult times and […]