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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


A Professor, Prop Trader, & Risk Manager walk into a bar, with Victor Canto

The “bar” we walk into in this episode is one that specializes in blending the unique flavors of beta and alpha, and our mixologists are Victor Canto, Chief Economist of Cadhina & Co, and Donn Stobierski & Jim Kleinops, the Founders and Managing Members at Black Bear Capital Advisors joining us to talk about convexity and rebounds, and adding equity to global macro. Today’s podcast delves into the Dominican Republic, the secret sauce behind how the tail works, the ability to stick with your beta, convexity risk profiles, Paso Fino horses, diversifiable risk, nimble strats taking advantage of regulations, US bonds going negative, modeling based on the election, a world defined by liquid assets, commodity trend inflation hedge, the poor man’s tail risk, the Boilermakers, volatility-based weighting, and the cost of risk mitigation.


00:00-01:39 = Intro

01:40-14:39 = Background

14:40-34:00 = A Unique Investment Strategy

34:01-49:01 = What's responsible for the movement?

49:02-1:02:47 = The upcoming election & Sizing Volatility

1:02:48-1:10:05 = Favorites

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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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