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Quant Investing & the Quest for Alpha | Nicolas Rabener - FactorResearch

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I'm speaking to Nicolas Rabener, the founder of FactorResearch. We are exploring the world of quantitative investing and factors.Nicolas Rabener is the managing director of FactorResearch, which provides quantitative solutions for factor investing. FactorResearch publishes a free newsletter that is the reference for factor investing and quantitative strategies.Through its Analytics Platform, the company empowers investors to analyze their portfolios and potentially find better ones.

35mins

17 May 2021

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Inspiration in Times of Crisis from Giacomo Arcaro, Johnny FD & Nicolas Rabener

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Three more of our past podcast guests graciously shared some words of advice to help us cope and make the most out of the COVID-19 epidemic. Giacomo Arcaro from Ep113 Don’t Chase the Money Giacomo Arcaro is one of the most important European growth hackers, with more than 140,000 “crypto-followers” and has been featured in the Financial Times,  Forbes, Wired, and the Los Angeles Times. He’s had 2-million-euro exits with two start-ups, CercaClienti.it and SocialAutomation.online, and is the founder of Black Marketing Guru. We need to understand that during the COVID-19 crisis, we are going to face a low touch economy where you have to consider a lot of factors. If you have a business based in a small area with a lot of people, you need to reconsider reinventing your business so that it remains standing if this crisis goes for a year or two. One way of reinventing your business, for example, is running it on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook Live. COVID-19 has not changed our lives; instead, it has anticipated the digital revolution. Johnny FD from Ep134 Stay on Track Johnny FD (Fighter-Divemaster) quit his job at corporate giant Honeywell in 2007 to move to Thailand, travel the world, and work as a professional scuba diver. He has since written two books: 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick (both on Amazon), started multiple six-figure online businesses, and since has been interviewed and featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and the BBC. If you don't get out of this quarantine with new skills, new knowledge, a side business or side hustle started, then you never lacked the time you lacked discipline. But if you were working hard and didn’t have enough time to rest and you really need to, take a break. Lay around, do nothing, and relax. But if you are only laying on your bed scrolling through your smartphone and just eating and complaining, you need to get out of bed and make some changes and money. You can start by treating your stay at home as the standard working days; the only difference is that you are not getting outside. Now is the time to do things that you usually don’t have time to do, for example, learning a foreign language, reading, learning a new skill, etc. There's going to be a lot of money to be made and a lot of money to be lost. Make your decisions wisely so that you’re on the money-making side. Nicolas Rabener from Ep55 Diversification: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Investing Risk Nicolas Rabener is the founder of FactorResearch, which provides quantitative solutions for factor investing. Previously he created Jackdaw Capital, an award-winning quantitative investment manager focused on equity market neutral strategies. Unlike the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, low volatility smart beta ETFs in the US have declined as much as the stock market and therefore failed to provide the desired downside protection. Tail risk strategies are currently attractive because some of them generated outsized returns in March when the stock markets crash. If you’re considering buying portfolio protection, it’s going to be very expensive because, just like insurance, portfolio protection is best purchased when it is not required. Connect with Giacomo Arcaro LinkedIn (English) LinkedIn (Italian) Twitter Instagram Website Facebook Connect with Johnny FD Website 1 Website 2 LinkedIn Invest Like a Boss summit 2019 The Nomad Summit 2019 The Nomad Summit 2020 Email Connect with Nicolas Rabener: factorresearch.com LinkedIn Twitter Andrew’s books How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market My Worst Investment Ever 9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming’s 14 Points Andrew’s online programs Valuation Master Class Women Building Wealth The Build Your Wealth Membership Group Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points Connect with Andrew Stotz: astotz.com LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

14mins

29 Apr 2020

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Nicolas Rabener – Diversification: An Easy Way to Reduce Your Investing Risk

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Nicolas Rabener is the founder of FactorResearch, which provides quantitative solutions for factor investing. Previously he created Jackdaw Capital; an award-winning quantitative investment manager focused on equity market neutral strategies. Before that, Nicolas worked at Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) in London focused on real estate investments across the capital structure. He started his career working in investment banking at Citigroup in London and New York. Nicolas holds a Master of Finance from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, is a CAIA charter holder and enjoys endurance sports like 100km Ultramarathon, Mont Blanc, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Listen as Nicolas will uncover the worst investment experience in his real estate venture.  Learn why it is important to avoid complexity in your investments.  “I would urge most people to dramatically reduce your portfolios from a complexity perspective, especially on the retail side.” - Nicolas Rabener What do you want to hear from the My Worst Investment Ever Podcast? Tell us here! Resources:  My Worst Investment Ever Book myworstinvestmentever.com Topics Covered: 00:41 – Andrew introduces our guest with his educational and working experiences 02:27 – Nicolas reveals what made him become an investor 04:32 – Telling how he evolved in his job investing in real estate stocks 06:28 – How persistence in doing marathons relates to investing 08:32 – Sharing his first investment loss in his career when overseeing the real estate fund of Jackdaw Capital involving two companies managing prisons on behalf of US government 16:48 – Andrew mentions his takeaways from this story 18:32 – Nicolas gives a piece of actionable advice to our listeners 20:44 – Andrew wraps up the show and emphasizes three important things: create, grow and protect your wealth Main Takeaways: Lesson 1: “Sometimes logic isn't what happens in the stock market. Sometimes people overreact, or they may not think fully and completely that only 10% would potentially be at risk.”– Andrew Stotz Lesson 2: “Expect the unexpected, because, from a real estate perspective, this is an asset-backed business. So, I guess the learning curve is that no matter how defensive in what you can expect, sometimes you do get punched in the face.”– Nicolas Rabener Lesson 3: “Avoid the complexity because complexity on the investment side is often the enemy.”– Nicolas Rabener Lesson 4: “We generally create wealth from a business. If you go into the stock market thinking you’re going to create your wealth; you're probably going to lose.  However, the stock market is good for growing your wealth. In protecting your wealth, for investors out there, some of the academic research I did showed that in Asia you need about ten stocks to diversify away.”– Andrew Stotz You can also check out Andrew’s books How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market My Worst Investment Ever 9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming’s 14 Points Connect with Nicolas Rabener: factorresearch.com LinkedIn Twitter Connect with Andrew Stotz: astotz.com Linkedin Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

23mins

12 Feb 2019