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 18, 2019

Episode #28 Otavio Costa – Global Macro Hedge Fund Research, Economic Indicators and Business Cycle

Otavio Costa has been an analyst on Crescat’s investment team for more than five years with a focus on global cross-asset research. “Tavi” built Crescat’s macro model that identifies the current stage of the US economic cycle through a combination of 16 factors. His research has been featured multiple times in financial publications such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal. Tavi is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Before joining Crescat, he worked with the underwriting of financial products and in international business at Braservice, a large logistics company in Brazil. Tavi […]
March 28, 2019

Episode #27 Joern Czech – Alternative Investments, Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship in Finance

Joern Czech is the Co-Founder and Manager of IANUA Market Limited, an Alternative Investment platform and intelligence hub, founded in 2018. They simplify Alternative Investing for professional investors, co-invest with them into curated investment opportunities. Joern’s career started in Trading for a local German bank before he moved into Institutional Sales for Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Just before founding IANUA, Joern was a partner and Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at a London-based Hedge Fund called SCIO Capital LLP. In this episode we talk about the financial crisis and the credit crunch, we provide insights into the […]
March 15, 2019

Episode #26 Tobias Schulz – Venture Capital, Market Trends, German VC Ecosystem, Portfolio Management and How to Become a VC

Tobias Schulz is an Investment Manager at HTGF. High-Tech Gründerfonds is one of Europe’s biggest venture capital groups and an early stage seed investor, focused on high potential high-tech start-ups. Before joining HTGF Tobias has worked as an entrepreneur and has experience in the private equity industry. In the episode we talked bout the following topics: How to manage a big portfolio of Startups The venture capital market trends Europe vs US VC market How do startups scale? How do VC investment managers make decisions How do you get a job as a VC Differences between working for PE and […]