120 episodes

Welcome to Gestalt University, hosted by the team at ReSolve Asset Management, where evidence inspires confidence. This podcast will dig deep to uncover investment truths and life hacks you won't find in the mainstream media, covering topics that appeal to left-brained robots, right-brain poets and everyone in between. In this show, we interview deep thinkers in the world of quantitative finance such as Larry Swedroe, Meb Faber and many more, all with the goal of helping you reach excellence. Welcome to the journey.

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Welcome to Gestalt University, hosted by the team at ReSolve Asset Management, where evidence inspires confidence. This podcast will dig deep to uncover investment truths and life hacks you won't find in the mainstream media, covering topics that appeal to left-brained robots, right-brain poets and everyone in between. In this show, we interview deep thinkers in the world of quantitative finance such as Larry Swedroe, Meb Faber and many more, all with the goal of helping you reach excellence. Welcome to the journey.

    ReSolve Riffs Digs into Physical Precious Metals with Mark Yaxley

    ReSolve Riffs Digs into Physical Precious Metals with Mark Yaxley

    This week we had the pleasure of hosting Mark Yaxley, founding partner of Strategic Wealth Preservation, which specializes in the acquisition and storage of precious metals for investors around the world. He also brought his team member Philip Zappacosta to the conversation, which covered topics that included:
    Mark’s journey through the commodity space, before founding SWP The reasons that drive investors to own physical precious metals Different wealth objectives – creation vs growth vs preservation Property rights and jurisdiction considerations Understanding the role gold has played throughout history Watching the behavior of central banks Why loyalty to an asset-class doesn’t always stem from being “bitten by a bug” Why gold should be considered true money The role of other precious metals in portfolios The densest precious metal that you probably never heard of Silver – hundreds of industrial applications, less attractive in Asia and Europe and likely the most underpriced today Bar sizes, purity, utilities and different premiums The importance of holding smaller bars for liquidity – fractional ownership in the physical space Why gold hasn’t performed as expected in a year of high inflation When to invest in futures, ETFs or miners vs outright physical metals  
    Thank you for watching and listening. Happy holidays, see you in January.
     
    This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on YouTube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day, hosted by Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Global* and Richard Laterman of ReSolve Asset Management.
     
    *ReSolve Global refers to ReSolve Asset Management SEZC (Cayman) which is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator. This registration is administered through the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Further, ReSolve Global is a registered person with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    ReSolve Riffs with Glen Burella of Abbey Capital on Research and Sales for Systematic Strategies

    ReSolve Riffs with Glen Burella of Abbey Capital on Research and Sales for Systematic Strategies

    This week we spoke with Glen Burella, PhD, Vice President, Business Development at Abbey Capital (US). Glen previously worked on the investment research side of Abbey Capital having a background in quantum computing and a theoretical physics PHD.
     
    Our conversation with Glen covered the following themes:
     
    The incredible combination of stocks and trend following Glen’s attraction to science and math A glimpse inside a PhD in quantum physics First days at a new quant firm Behind the scenes at Abbey Capital’s research division Launching new products and taking business risk Abbey Capital’s focus on multi-manager portfolios Why multi-manager instead of single ensemble? Dealing with performance fees in a multi-manager portfolio Segregated accounts vs trade netting Selecting managers and assembling portfolios The role of CTAs in institutional mandates How CTAs are an optimal solution for the coming inflation volatility regime  
    Thank you for watching and listening. See you next week.
     
    This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on YouTube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day, hosted by Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Global* and Richard Laterman of ReSolve Asset Management.
     
    *ReSolve Global refers to ReSolve Asset Management SEZC (Cayman) which is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator. This registration is administered through the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Further, ReSolve Global is a registered person with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ben Hunt: COVID 19 - Science, Politics, Liberty and the Long Grind

    Ben Hunt: COVID 19 - Science, Politics, Liberty and the Long Grind

    This episode features Ben Hunt, founder of Second Foundation Partners, which hosts the Epsilon Theory content portal.
     
    I reached out to Ben because I’d been starting to feel myself shifting gears on my feelings and perceptions around the ongoing COVID pandemic, and I knew Ben would be able to help put things in proper perspective.
     
    For most of the past 18 months or so I have been firmly in support of most of the measures taken by governments to manage the health impacts of the virus. We adhered strictly to lockdown guidelines, supported border closures, followed protocols, and received vaccines and boosters as soon as they were available.
     
    But over the past few weeks I’d felt myself becoming frustrated with the lack of progress on the policy front. After all, residents of developed countries have had access to highly effective vaccines for almost 9 months. Every resident has had ample opportunity to get fully vaccinated at no financial cost, and residents of many countries have had plenty of time to get free booster shots.
     
    Yet still, here we are. Everyone I talk to seems to be much more terrified of testing positive than of actually getting the virus. Everyone wants to travel, or go back to university, or see family – live a fulfilling life with the people we care about! – but they’re petrified about facing trip cancelations, quarantines, and/or huge expenses from a positive COVID test.
     
    Isn’t the world upside down when most people are more afraid of running afoul the regulations in place to prevent a danger, than they are of the danger itself!
     
    These are the themes I felt I needed to cover with Ben, and we did cover most of them in our 90 minute conversation. Ben was extremely patient and generous with his time, wisdom and insights. However, I admit to still feeling like several critical points went unresolved. This gap was definitely my fault, and not Ben’s. It just took me a few days of further ruminating to see the holes I wanted to fill.
     
    I think this is an important and timely conversation with someone who understand the topic from top to bottom, and who sees the issues with clear eyes, and a full heart. I hope you get as much value out of it as I did.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    ReSolve Riffs with Darius Dale on Inflation and Regime Based Trading Tactics

    ReSolve Riffs with Darius Dale on Inflation and Regime Based Trading Tactics

    Daruis Dale is the Founder and CEO of 42 Macro, an investment research firm that aims to disrupt the financial services industry by democratizing institutional macro-grade risk management frameworks and processes. Prior to founding 42 Macro, Darius was a Managing Director and partner at Hedgeye Risk Management, an independent investment research firm based in Stamford CT. He joined us for jam-packed and timely conversation that included topics such as:
    Positioning for inflation volatility and the “Midas Touch” The Fed and accelerating the taper The Dynamics of the recent “Friday Smackdown” The missing “Guardians of the Gate” The implications for bonds Cyclical changes and secular regimes Declaring regimes and pricing them in Portfolio construction and conditional probability Why you don’t get paid for being too early Frontrunning pricing with intuition and expectations The Style Factor and why it’s the best predictor Back-testing regime ensembles Covariance ranking, layering and beta ranking in portfolio construction Selecting and weighting macro indicators Behavioral Economics and why being different is important The impact of Bitcoin on portfolios The effects of expensive markets relative to inflation Policy mistakes and corrections Thank you for watching and listening. See you next week.
     
    This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on YouTube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day, hosted by Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Global* and Richard Laterman of ReSolve Asset Management.
     
    *ReSolve Global refers to ReSolve Asset Management SEZC (Cayman) which is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator. This registration is administered through the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Further, ReSolve Global is a registered person with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    ReSolve Riffs with Phil Huber on the Allocator’s Edge, Alternative Investments and Diversification

    ReSolve Riffs with Phil Huber on the Allocator’s Edge, Alternative Investments and Diversification

    Phil Huber is the Chief Investment Officer of Savant Wealth Management, and author of The Allocator's Edge: A Modern Guide to Alternative Investments and the Future of Diversification. He joined us for a great discussion that covered topics such as:
    Educating advisors on the role of alternative strategies in portfolios and their benefits Recency bias and why “hindsight is 60/40” A different approach to building a truly balanced portfolio Why allocators find it difficult to diversify away from stocks and bonds, despite recognizing how expensive they currently are Dealing with an environment that most financial professionals have never come across in their lives Embracing alternative risk premiums and trying to understand why they work Private equity and hedge funds – the ‘gateway’ alts Niche vs large managers – why size matters and finding the sweet spot Path dependency and sequence of returns Communication challenges and getting clients across the line to embrace a novel approach Line item risk vs portfolio ‘gestalt’ Fiduciary responsibilities, diversification, fees and behavioral considerations Behavioral coaching as an integral part of an advisor’s job A wide range of experiences and unrealistic expectations – why alternative strategies haven’t been fully embraced by retail investors In the absence of value, we negotiate price Overcrowding, passive-flows and factor underperformance The pitfalls of overly conservative assumptions Minimizing regret vs maximizing utility Plan vs planning – a perpetual, ongoing exercise  
    Thank you for watching and listening. See you next week.
     
    This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on YouTube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day, hosted by Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Global* and Richard Laterman of ReSolve Asset Management.
     
    *ReSolve Global refers to ReSolve Asset Management SEZC (Cayman) which is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator. This registration is administered through the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Further, ReSolve Global is a registered person with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    ReSolve Riffs with Jack Forehand on Excess Returns and a Factor Renaissance

    ReSolve Riffs with Jack Forehand on Excess Returns and a Factor Renaissance

    Jack Forehand is co-founder, partner and CIO at Validea Capital, and is also the co-host of the popular Excess Returns podcast. He joined us for an awesome conversation that included topics such as:
    The different styles for interviewing guests –preparation vs improvisation Factor models to decompose the returns achieved by famed managers Peter Lynch and the real mystery behind his track-record Momentum vs return chasing Cycles, underperformance and the benefits of combining different methodologies The hard problem of factor allocation based on historical returns A pragmatic approach that earned Jack his Twitter Handle – @practicalquant Education, discipline and adherence The incredibly long winter experienced by the value factor – is it over Behavioral vulnerabilities – knowing about them doesn’t dampen their effect Holding minimum amounts of cash – the additional tail-wind for indexed products Tracking error can be more painful than the risk of losses Why finding your like-minded tribe is a crucial component of sticking with a strategy Thank you for watching and listening. See you next week.
     
    This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on YouTube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day, hosted by Adam Butler, Mike Philbrick and Rodrigo Gordillo of ReSolve Global* and Richard Laterman of ReSolve Asset Management.
     
    *ReSolve Global refers to ReSolve Asset Management SEZC (Cayman) which is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator. This registration is administered through the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Further, ReSolve Global is a registered person with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
     

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Amicahu ,

Great guests who are giving space to fully provide information.

The podcast not only has extraordinarily informative guests but the interviewers ask the right questions and, most importantly, let the guest fully respond. Like the best interviewers, they let their considered questions do their talking and allow the guest respond without interruption. Topics covered provide a lot of information to try to make sense of the chaos which is the economy and markets.

Quant Manager ,

Insightful

It is one thing to bring on great guests (which is done here). It’s another thing entirely to ask insightful, thought provoking questions and push back for deeper understanding when necessary. The latter is a real testament to the types of practitioners that Adam and the rest of the ReSolve team are.

Paul Hill Up Here ,

Ben Hunt makes no sense

He contradicts himself BITFD? Dr MLK worked in the system to change it and the system has changed! BLM inc. is a Marxist organization that wants to destroy America. Where has Marxism made any place better especially for minorities?.....crickets

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