ReSolve's Riffs

ReSolve Riffs on Return Stacking with Corey and Rodrigo – “Ask-Me-Anything”

October 13, 2021
Our recently released paper – Return Stacking: Strategies for Overcoming a Low Return Environment – co-authored by Rodrigo and our good friend Corey Hoffstein, shows how investors may materially improve their chances of success by allocating to uncorrelated managers that may offer more ‘bang for your buck’ and free up valuable ‘portfolio real-estate’.

ReSolve Riffs with Options Ninjas Benn Eifert and Scott Maidel from QVR Advisors

October 5, 2021
As time goes by, innovations can (and will) suppress volatility and can sometimes give the impression that risk has been eliminated, but that is always a fool’s dream. Eventually the piper must be paid. Our guests this week were Benn Eifert (Founder & CIO) and Scott Maidel (Head of Business Development), of QVR Advisors, a boutique asset manager that specializes in strategies seeking to profit from volatility and all its downstream effects – including attempts to suppress it.

ReSolve Riffs with Investing Legend Roy Niederhoffer about Pushing the Boundaries of Quant

September 28, 2021
We had a very special guest this week – Roy Niederhoffer, founder and president of R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, a NY-based quantitative investment firm. With a strong musical background and an original plan to become a neuroscientist, Roy might have led an academic life if it weren’t for his programming skills and an offer to join his older brother’s hedge fund, one that he couldn’t refuse.

ReSolve Riffs with Laurence Siegel on “Fewer, Richer, Greener” and the Age of Abundance

September 22, 2021
Our guest this week was Laurence Siegel, Director of Research at the CFA Institute Research Foundation and author of “Fewer, Richer, Greener: Prospects for Humanity in an Age of Abundance”. We discussed the main themes from his book.

ReSolve Riffs with Tom Basso on The Making of a Trading Legend

September 14, 2021
We were joined this week by none other than Tom Basso, trend following legend, author of Panic-Proof Investing and The Frustrated Investor and known as ‘Mr Serenity’ from his depiction in Jack Schwager’s best-selling Market Wizard series. From his ten-dollar a week paper route, to earning enough money to buy his first mutual fund, our conversation spanned a few decades.