When in Rome do as the Romans do?...Did they have convexity? They had the word, convexitas, and in this episode, we are joined by not one, but TWO brainiacs in the option and vol space, Devin Anderson and Zed Francis from Convexitas. Devin and Zed making noise in the derivative world by launching the first true discretionary, all separate account implemented, derivative manager into existence.
Tune in as Devin and Zed talk us through constructing Convexitas, their long gamma tail liquidity strategy, why short deltas can often be better than long vega (volatility), including why and how logistics, design and structural impacts – including tax consideration – matter when choosing protection for your stock-heavy portfolio. We go on to ask where we are on the institutional vol selling popularity curve, and what’s wrong with some of the popular portfolio protection strategies such as the behemoth hedge equity program. We close out this episode with their hottest takes, where you'll want to listen to see who thinks The Beatles are overrated and who is a semi-pro shooter.
00:56-24:25= The first, true discretionary, all separate account implemented, derivative manager in existence
24:26-56:57= Tail Liquidity and “they can’t participate in that long gamma”
56:58-01:08:22= What’s smart money using to hedge? Is dumb money back on short vol side?
01:08:23-01:18:32= Tell us what’s wrong with the friendly neighborhood hedged equity program?
01:18:33-01:26:29= Hottest Take
Highlights from this week's episode include:
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