Investment Wisdom Podcast – Day 11 of 12

How to Juice as Much Value as Possible from Trend Following – The Cheapest Factor Out There Today!

Adam Butler, CFA, CAIA
Adam Butler is Chief Investment Officer of ReSolve Asset Management, sub-advisor to an alternative allocation strategy at Rational Funds. He manages ETF and futures based strategies including a global risk parity ETF, two Adaptive Asset Allocation funds, and a multi-strategy hedge fund. Adam is also author of the book Adaptive Asset Allocation: Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times and is ranked in the top 1% of authors by paper downloads on SSRN. He has authored over a dozen papers and dozens of articles on asset allocation; factor investing; quantitative methods; and portfolio optimization. Adam holds both CFA and CAIA charters and appears on BNN Bloomberg and CNBC.

In our second-to-last episode, ReSolve’s newest partner Jason Russell is joining us to share his wisdom on one of the most misunderstood strategies out there. While many investors are aware of the solid returns a simple trend following approach can produce, it is the ability to select from a wide universe of uncorrelated asset-classes (especially currencies and commodities) and to use multiple signals that offer the greatest benefits.

These ensemble methods truly maximize the ability to harvest the trend (and any other) premium and add a significant Sharpe ‘bonus’ to portfolios.

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