February 11, 2021

Episode #64 Chris Younger – Entrepreneur-First Investment Banking

Chris Younger co-founded Class VI in 2005 with a mission to Enable the Entrepreneurial Spirit. Prior to Class VI, Chris spent more than 20 years gaining experience in executive management, marketing, sales, law, and mergers and acquisitions. Chris was a co-founder and President of Expanets, the nation’s largest provider of converged communications solutions. During his tenure with Expanets, Chris led the acquisition and integration of 27 companies, ranging in size from $2 million to over $1 billion in annual revenues, ultimately leading to its acquisition by Avaya in late 2003. Prior to Expanets, Chris was an associate with the law firm of Wilson, […]
June 4, 2020

Episode #54 Clare Flynn Levy – Using Data to Preserve Alpha as a Fund Manager

Clare Flynn Levy is the Founder and CEO of Essentia Analytics, a behavioral data analytics service that helps professional investors make measurably better investment decisions. She also sits on the board of several and before founding Essentia, she was active as a fund manager, both for a company she founded herself and big names like DWS. Clare tells us how data analytics can be used to become a better fund manager by analysing decision patters. She goes into a concept called the alpha lifecycle. We talk about trends in the asset management industry like AI, blockchain, or model delivery. Links […]
May 28, 2020

Episode #53 Toby Main – Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Mentoring

Toby is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Efficient Frontier Investing, a Swiss financial product engineering firm. He also founded Isla Capital Management, a company that providers bespoke financial Solutions in Asset Management and Advisory Services. Before he was active as as Interim CIO at Status Capital and active in several Roles at Bedrock Group, one of Europe’s biggest Family Offices. Toby tells us his approach on getting returns above the efficient frontier by understanding, quantifying and managing risk. Toby takes us through their Investment Process and gives us some great insights into the Private Equity Market in Switzerland. We […]
January 9, 2020

Episode #41 Christina Qi – High Frequency Trading, Hedge Funds, and Women in Finance

Christina Qi serves as Founding Partner at Domeyard LP, among the longest running HFT hedge funds in the world, and CEO of Databento, a unified data discovery platform. She started Domeyard 8 years ago with $1000 in savings. Domeyard trades up to $1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes and Nikkei, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, and the Financial Times. Christina is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s research on AI in finance. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, including Nobel Laureate Robert […]