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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


The Life of a Discretionary Trader with Breakout Funds’ Aaron Larkin & Matt Laviolette

This fun conversation talks with two guys who have chosen a life of monitoring the markets on a near real-time basis, covering serious strategy components, as well as whether a Bulls game or trading Asian markets overnight is more fun for a trader in their 20s, trading Trump tweets, what ‘you can’t lose money’ actually means, Indiana Hoosier basketball, going from global war to blooming peace in 45 minutes,  and being a dinosaur

Breakout Funds is one of the more unique strategies that we collaborate with as they focus on being a bit more discretionary, more short-term, and approach the market with more convexity than your average manager - sometimes leading to interrupted vacation time. Aaron Larkin, CEO & Co-Founder, and Matt Laviolette, Founder, CIO, & Principal of Breakout Funds join us on this episode to discuss their backgrounds and how their unique approach works.

Follow along with the Breakout Fund team through LinkedIn with Aaron Larkin & Matt Laviolette and the Breakout Fund website

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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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