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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


Sowing the Seeds of AI Strategies with Howard Siow of Taaffeite Capital Management

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic in every walk of life, and perhaps no more so than in the world of hedge funds and alternative investments. Howard Siow, Founding Principal and CEO at Taaffeite Capital, joins The Derivative to discuss how AI is used in the hedge fund world, and how everyone wants AI to predict every move in the market, but that’s not actually what AI does well. Howard talks how AI can be used as an incremental change agent, chicken farming, being a venture capitalist, the effect of human biases, the dirty little secret holding AI back, trying to solve complex problems, being an engineer, launching Taaffeite, opportunities in China, and growing up down under in Australia.



02:48-10:51=AI = Getting the small things right

10:52-22:25=The most complex system we have?

22:26-26:49=Launching Taaffeite

26:50-47:15=The Strategy

47:16-01:10:04=Is AI getting closer to solving the market problem?

01:10:05-01:16:08=Humble Adjustments


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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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