As investors, you know that liquidity matters. But how is it measured? How can it be managed and used to deliver returns? In this season of Long Story Short, Robyn Grew, Incoming CEO at Man Group, will delve into the importance of managing liquidity in your portfolio and reveal strategies that you can put into practice.
Our guests will include leading investment professionals, financial analysts and strategists, and expert market commentators who will share their insights and experiences with liquidity management. We’ll explore case studies and real-life examples to show exactly why liquidity matters.
Liquidity Matters: Katie Martin, Financial Times
A regional banks crisis. A recession that always seems just around the corner. And inflation figures that refuse to budge. It’s no wonder that many investors and allocators are stepping back from taking major macro positions, keeping their powder dry, or only making highly selective calls.
In this episode of our Liquidity Matters season, Katie Martin, Markets Editor at the Financial Times, joins Robyn Grew to discuss US equity’s reluctant rally and how this peculiar market environment affects the way investors are thinking about liquidity in their portfolios.
Liquidity Matters: Measuring, Managing and Maximising Your Portfolio Liquidity
In this first episode of Liquidity Matters, Michael Turner, CEO at Man Solutions, joins Robyn Grew, President at Man Group, to discuss why the selloffs of 2023 mean that liquidity is of more importance than ever. In their wide-reaching conversation, Robyn and Michael share how sophisticated investors should be thinking about liquidity in their portfolios, how it can be measured, and how to adapt to sudden liquidity shocks such as the UK’s LDI crisis.
Alpha That Makes a Difference; 2022 in Review and a 2023 Outlook with Luke Ellis, CEO
2022 has seen inflation move from ‘transitory’ to recessionary risk, supposedly low-risk pension investment strategies caught in a liquidity crisis, and the return of high interest rates and high asset price volatility. As investors and policymakers alike look to manage risk ahead of 2023 which appears set to be a repeat of 2022, delivering returns is more important than ever.
For the final episode of the year, Luke Ellis, CEO at Man Group, joins Peter and Long Story Short to discuss the state of today’s markets, hedge fund performance in 2022, and what comes next for an industry with a duty of care for its end savers.
Bonus: Value at a Crossroads
Has the death of Value been greatly exaggerated? Will the factor thrive in the new inflationary regime or struggle to survive from a Fed pivot? Dan Taylor, Chief Investment Officer at Man Numeric, joins the podcast for this bonus episode on what comes next for the Value factor.
Bonus: FTX, DeFi and the Future of Finance
What does the fall of FTX mean for the wider decentralised finance industry? Is this a ‘Lehman moment’ as so many commentators have called it or a necessary correction away from centralised, offshore exchanges? And what regulation needs to be in place for the future to give investors confidence in this emerging space?
Joining the podcast again for a bonus episode of our Trend Setters series is Campbell Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University and author of DeFi and the Future of Finance and co-author of An Investor’s Guide to Crypto.
Trend Setters: Alpha? Beta? Trend's Place in a Portfolio
What are the signs of a good trend-following manager? When should you fire a bad one? In the final episode of our Trend Setters series, we explore the practical side of allocating to trend.
Michael Turner, CEO at Man Solutions, joins the podcast to share his experience of the types of managers and strategies to consider, the red flags to watch out for, and how trend could be a powerful, permanent part of your portfolio.