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.

The Rise of the Social Media Advisor: How to Build a Wealth Business by Being Your Genuine Self

August 17, 2020
Although technology has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, there are still some industries that resist change and professionals who are certain that the old way is the right way. Some believe this applies to investment advisors. They most likely have never met Shiraz Ahmed.

ReSolve’s Riffs on Accessing China’s Markets and Investors with Bobby Schwartz

August 10, 2020
While the theme was the Chinese investment landscape, this episode can also be described as the Bobby Schwarz show. From his early days as a floor trader in Chicago, through his experience making movies in Hollywood, then finally founding RCM Alternatives.

Monetary Trifecta – Money Supply, Inflation and Asset Prices

August 4, 2020
For the last 12 years, the Fed and other major central banks have exerted overwhelming influence and power over investors’ behavior and capital markets. Since the pandemic began, governments have been forced to step up and unleash a fiscal tsunami to help ailing economies during the deepest recession in living memory.

Lars Kestner: The Intrepid Quant

July 29, 2020
Today we interview Lars Kestner, a Managing Director at a European investment bank. Over his 20+ year career on Wall Street, he has led teams that have managed derivative risk across a vast range of market environments. He is the author of Quantitative Trading Strategies, a cutting edge text on systematic trading.

ReSolve’s Riffs on Nepotism and Return Chasing in Institutional Manager Selection with Brian Portnoy

July 27, 2020
Despite the common understanding – and ubiquitous disclaimers – that past performance is not indicative of future returns, it is well documented that performance chasing can be almost considered a fundamental law of capital allocation among institutional and retail investors alike.