Gestalt University Podcasts

Welcome to Gestalt University, hosted by the team at ReSolve Asset Management, where evidence inspires confidence.

These podcasts 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-brained 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’s Riffs on Leverage over Beverages: The Risk/Reward of Vol Targeting
June 22, 2020
Most pension plans and other institutional investors with long-term liabilities are faced with an enormous mismatch between the return assumptions in their actuarial models and the combination of sky-high equity valuations and rock-bottom bond yields. Some have chosen to address their funding gaps by adding leverage to their portfolios.
ReSolve Riffs on Gold vs Treasury as Disaster Protection
June 15, 2020
This is “ReSolve’s Riffs” – live on Youtube every Friday afternoon to debate the most relevant investment topics of the day. The recent pandemic-led selloff has once again highlighted the importance of having ballast in portfolios to deal with extreme equity volatility – and ultimately protect investors from disastrous outcomes.
Cat of Nine Tails: How Mutiny Fund Harnesses Ensembles to Hedge Many Tails at Once
June 12, 2020
Jason Buck is a founding partner of Mutiny Fund, an asset management firm with a vision to make high quality tail hedging solutions available to a wider community of investors. Their fund aggregates managers with different tail-hedge styles, including options strategies, VIX relative value, and short-term trend traders to manage tails of all shapes and sizes.
Risk Parity Is the Answer: What Was the Question?
June 11, 2020
Adam and Pierre focus their discussion on diversification as a combination of "diversity" and "balance". Diversity is about holding investments that are designed to thrive in very different market environments, and for different reasons. Balance has the objective of ensuring that investments are all able to express their unique personalities.
Investing in the Upside Down: Logica’s Michael Green Describes Why Passive Flows Corrupt Market Structure and How to Profit
June 8, 2020
In this wide-ranging discussion Logica’s Mike Green describes a mosaic of ways to “seek out a straddle”, and reveals new data and analysis to help flesh-out his thesis on the growing importance of systematic passive flows to U.S. stocks.