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The Phil Bak Podcast

Apr 29, 2021

Dan McCabe shares his story that began as CEO of a high frequency trading firm to starting product development shop Precidian, including an excruciating twelve year regulatory pause before launching non-transparent ETFs. This episode takes you through decades of innovation in the capital markets.

Apr 23, 2021

Adam Butler, CIO of ReSolve Asset Management, tells stories of his career progression and how his investment approach evolved through the years, culminating in a transition to systematic quantitative investing.

Apr 16, 2021

Famed quant Aaron Brown, Phil’s former professor, joins the show to discuss a wide range of topics, from his teaching style to poker to bitcoin, and more. Highlights include:

  • Professor Brown’s unique teaching style
  • How to have an edge at poker
  • Whether factor investing still works
  • Lack of creativity in...

Apr 13, 2021

Vance Barse joins the podcast to tell the story about how he left the hedge fund world to ride a Harley Davidson across the country, and how he found meaning, purpose, and formulated the vision for starting his company Your Dedicated Fiduciary on that journey.

Apr 5, 2021

Amanda Agati joins the show to talk about her recent promotion to CIO of PNC Bank and to give a macro overview of the markets. She explains what is going on in the Repo markets and across the macroeconomic landscape. She discusses what alternative data she uses to understand the markets, what the Fed is doing to...