49 episodes

Created by Professor Patrick Zoro The podcast aims to capture the latest trends in Data analytics, Asset Management, Blockchain, Risk Management.

Patrick Zoro is also the program manager of the Master of Financial Engineering program at Lehigh University

https://cbe.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/master-analytical-finance

The Quant / Financial Engineering Podcast Patrick J Zoro

    • Zaken en persoonlijke financiën

Created by Professor Patrick Zoro The podcast aims to capture the latest trends in Data analytics, Asset Management, Blockchain, Risk Management.

Patrick Zoro is also the program manager of the Master of Financial Engineering program at Lehigh University

https://cbe.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/master-analytical-finance

    Alpha Mining

    Alpha Mining

    Patrick Zoro discusses Alpha Mining with Bogdan Ivaniuk,
    Co-Founder & CEO at AlphaCube. Bogdan is also a Quantitative Researcher and Algorithmic Trader.

    Both discusses the interesting AlphaCube's approach of alpha mining algorithm, which has the capability to generate up to 40 million strategies daily on a single CPU. To achieve high-speed computation, AlphaCube employs a method of precalculating and storing large volumes of technical analysis data. The two further discuss the algorithm, which like an X-ray, can see available strategies in the market. Further AlphaCube is capable of reverse-engineering trading strategies.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bogdan-ivaniuk/

    • 20 min
    “The 2-Hour Job Search“ Interview

    “The 2-Hour Job Search“ Interview

    Patrick Zoro https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/ in a vivid discussion with book author Steve Dalton https://www.linkedin.com/in/daltonsteve/

    Various topics are addressed through the lens of the students seeking a first job to the hiring manager. The conversation explores the psychology behind a LinkedIn, faceless approach vs the face to face relationship building but challenging approach.
    The two then compare and contrast the various approaches to seeking that first job after graduation, and how the skills acquired during that search can further help in your career.
    There is a particular focus on the international students and how they can best foster the power of networking.

    • 38 min
    Quant Finance and Physics

    Quant Finance and Physics

    Professor Zoro speaks with Samuel Black about the interesting relationship between Quant Finance and the world of Physics.

    Samuel Black is a Master in Financial Engineering, with an undergraduate in Physics.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-v-black/

    Patrick Zoro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/

    Lehigh Master in Financial Engineeringhttps://business.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs/ms-financial-engineering

    • 24 min
    "The January Effect" and Stock Prices

    "The January Effect" and Stock Prices

    Professor Zoro speaks with Brett Friedman about one of the most popular Wall Street auguries the so-called “January Barometer,” or the belief that the market’s investment performance in January is indicative of the rest of the year.

    Brett Friedman has managed risk for over 30 years and has broad experience working with financial institutions in risk management and operations. He has built and managed three risk management organizations from scratch, two trading startups, and has transacted on numerous exchanges and OTC markets, He brings a vast amount of first-hand risk management, operations, and valuation experience.

    Mr. Friedman was formerly the Chief Risk Officer of Ospraie Management, an $8 billion natural resource-based hedge fund and private equity group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Friedman served as a Partner at Risk Capital Management, Chief Risk Officer for three energy trading firms, worked for 10 years as an energy futures and options trader, and traded foreign exchange futures and options for the Union Bank of Switzerland. He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.

    Mr. Friedman is a monthly contributor to OptionMetrics, the premier provider of historical options and implied volatility data.

    https://optionmetrics.com/blog/the-january-barometer-fact-fiction-or-both/

    Patrick Zoro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/

    Lehigh Master in Financial Engineeringhttps://business.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs/ms-financial-engineering

    • 17 min
    What about the Master in Financial Engineering?

    What about the Master in Financial Engineering?

    Professor Zoro speaks with Quant Youtuber Mehul Mehta about the Master in Financial Engineering. Various aspects of the program are discussed including who is best for that program, the curriculum, the jobs

    Mehul is currently working at Charles Schwab as a Manager in Risk Modeling/Analytics department. Prior to Charles Schwab, Mehul was working at Regions Bank as Assistant Vice President in the Treasury Department. As a Treasury Quantitative Modeler, Mehul was responsible for the development and maintenance of quantitative solutions across a wide range of subjects such as CCAR, PPNR Modeling, balance sheet forecasting, deposit analytics, prepayment, interest rate risk, market risk, economic capital, fixed income analysis, yield curve construction, derivatives valuation.

    Mehul Mehta
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mehul-mehta4/
    https://www.youtube.com/@MehulMehta-ct7di

    Patrick Zoro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/
    https://www.youtube.com/@LehighMFE

    Lehigh Master in Financial Engineeringhttps://business.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs/ms-financial-engineering

    • 20 min
    What about the VIX?

    What about the VIX?

    Professor Zoro speaks with Brett Friedman about the VIXX and how it has behaved recently. Various aspects of VIX are explored including how it is calculated, its relevancy and its behavior.

    Brett Friedman has managed risk for over 30 years and has broad experience working with financial institutions in risk management and operations. He has built and managed three risk management organizations from scratch, two trading startups, and has transacted on numerous exchanges and OTC markets, He brings a vast amount of first-hand risk management, operations, and valuation experience.

    Mr. Friedman was formerly the Chief Risk Officer of Ospraie Management, an $8 billion natural resource-based hedge fund and private equity group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Friedman served as a Partner at Risk Capital Management, Chief Risk Officer for three energy trading firms, worked for 10 years as an energy futures and options trader, and traded foreign exchange futures and options for the Union Bank of Switzerland. He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.

    Mr. Friedman is a monthly contributor to OptionMetrics, the premier provider of historical options and implied volatility data.

    Patrick Zoro
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-z-08bb5b5a/

    Lehigh Master in Financial Engineeringhttps://business.lehigh.edu/academics/graduate/masters-programs/ms-financial-engineering

    • 30 min

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