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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


Decoding Execution Algos with Joe Signorelli & David Don

This episode dives deep into the math and people behind what most people take for granted or don’t even know they need to improve their trading – execution algorithms. We cover Orlando as a favorite vacation spot (What&^%),  what/who is a quant, working with students at Notre Dame, UCLA, and Illinois, how even a slow trader can benefit from fast execution, algos named Prowlers, Snipers, Leggers, and….R2-D2 as a vacuum cleaner.

RCM-X is a trading technology and risk management services company, and as you might guess from  the name, a subsidiary of RCM Alternatives. We sit down and chat with their top two people - Joe Signorelli, RCM-X Managing partner, and David Don, COO/Head of Algorithmic Trading – and dive into the background of RCM-X, what execution algorithms really are, how they're implemented in modern day trading firms, and why they're important for more firms than you might think. We also discuss the RCM-X University program, which is a cool way this innovative group is bridging the gap between academia and professional trading firms to help build a solid base of future talent of the industry through top college programs.

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Disclaimer: Due to industry regulations hosts and participants will not discuss any company funds on this podcast. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives or any of their affiliates. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for investment decisions. Visitors should not act upon the content or information found here without first seeking appropriate advice from an accountant, financial planner, lawyer or other professional. For more information, visit

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