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The Derivative

110 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


Trading Chinese Futures Markets with Abingdon Global

Chickity China the Chinese chicken futures. Between strict regulations, gated access, mainland-based employees, and more seemingly difficult roadblocks, the Chinese Futures Market can feel untouchable. But with abundant growth possibilities and highly volatile (= good for trading) markets, some firms are leading the charge in accessing this growing marketplace. In this episode, we talk with Fred Schutzman and Stephen Klein about their Chinese-launched Abingdon fund and dive deeper into liquid Chinese futures markets, NY sports alliances,  moving strategies into Chinese markets, testing systematic models, the best pizza places in THE city, Fiberboard futures, black metals, tricking dogs into volunteering, and the process of taking strategies live in a new marketplace.

On top of their individual U.S. ventures, the team on the Abingdon fund has over 50 years of combined experience in managing portfolios, and for the China-specific ventures, they focus on a classical systematic multi model strategy with directional trades in futures grounded by technical analysis.


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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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