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The Derivative

111 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Expect the Expected and Control the Controllable with Russ Rausch of Vision Pursue

We’re leaving the fire of hedge funds and jumping headfirst into the frying pan of……performance mindset? Yep, from pro athletes to pro traders, everyone needs a performance mindset, and  today’s guest founded his firm to help get those who need to perform, ready to perform.

Russ Rausch (former Trading Technologies/Emil Van Essen exec) refocused his passion from the trading arena into training automatic thought and emotional patterns to improve; performance, resilience, and engagement to anyone from the Atlanta Falcons to Chicago prop firms. In today’s broadcast we’re digging in with Russ about Kansas life, how hedge funds influenced Vision Pursue, changing your thought pattern, working with big names from finance to the NFL, Balboa Island, highs and lows of the hedge fund business, expecting the expected, “coming across” neuroscience, background of Vision Pursue, controlling their controllable, the life experience test, paddle boarding, separate – embrace – evaluate, fish tanks, and how Vision Pursue can help you perform better.


00:00-1:20 = Intro

01:21-14:44 = Background

14:45-30:59 = Transitioning & the Development of Vision Pursue

31:00-49:06 = Clientele & The Three Pillars

49:06-1:03:30 = The Takeaways from VP Training

1:03:31-1:08:32 = Favorites

Follow along with Russ on LinkedIn and with Vision Pursue on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Or – book Russ for your next keynote speaker or town hall here.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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