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Speaking to Legends podcast is a series of interviews with the most successful hedge fund managers, famous investors and world-recognised academics. You will learn about their spectacular careers, their life lessons and their investment techniques. Join us for this journey. Learn more at speakingtolegends.com
 
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Tim Draper is one of the most successful venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. 35 of his portfolio companies became unicorns which include firms like: Hotmail, Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Twitter and many more. In this episode, we discuss Tim’s path into finance, how he launched hist first VC fund, what his outlook for the adoption of AI is, and what h…
 
Ewan Kirk, President of GAM Systematic, is a known and recognised figure in quantitative finance. He started his career in finance at Goldman Sachs, spent 13 years there and retired as a partner. Subsequently he launched Cantab Capital Partners, a Cambridge based hedge fund which managed close to $5 billion in assets under management at its peak. I…
 
Andrew McCaffery is the Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity International. Coming from humble beginnings Andrew quickly rose through the ranks and over the past 3 decades has been advising, allocating and closely working with some of the most successful and largest hedge funds worldwide. In this interview, you will learn about Andrew’s lifelong de…
 
Mark Mobius is one of the most recognised figures in money management and in 2011 has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential People”. Mark spent over 30 years at Franklin Templeton running its Emerging Markets Investment Trust which grew 500 fold and reached over 50 billion in AUM during his tenure. In 2018, Mark founded Mobius Capital Partn…
 
Fiona Frick is the CEO of Unigestion, a Swiss based boutique asset manager with $20bn in AUM, and she has been recognised as one of the most influential women in finance on numerous occasions. In this interview, we discussed how Unigestion created a collaborative ecosystem for conducting cutting edge research, the importance and adoption of ESG, th…
 
Alex Lipton is a prominent figure in quant finance. He spent over 20 years on the sell-side, held a number of prestigious positions in academia and received the first quant of the year award by Risk.net. He is the CTO of fintech startup Silamoney that is seeking to revolutionise financial services through distributed ledge technology. In this episo…
 
Victor Niederhoffer is one of the most famous investors and a true pioneer. After rubbing shoulders with a few of the future Nobel Laureates at the University of Chicago, he started a trading firm and made $20 million from the starting capital of $50k within 6 months. In the 90s, he was the right hand man of George Soros and with a 34% rate of retu…
 
Mark Yusko, Founder and CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, is a household name in hedge fund investing and spent over 30 years identifying, seeding and growing some of the most successful funds. In this episode, we discuss the mindset and approach of discovering and investing in the next big technological innovation, the evolution of hedge fun…
 
Marty Lueck, Research Director and President of Aspect Capital, is a true pioneer and over the past 3 decades helped to transfer and evolve managed futures. He co-founded one of the best known CTAs - AHL, which stands for the surname of the three Co-Founders - Michael Adam, David Harding and Marty Lueck. AHL grew from 100 thousand to 300 million in…
 
Professor David Hand, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London, has published over 300 scientific papers and 30 books, won many prestigious awards and was a president of the Royal Statistical Society twice. During this interview, Professor Hand explains what is dark data and why this simple, but …
 
Professor Campbell Harvey is a Professor of Finance at Duke University. He has 70 thousand citations and is one of the most recognised researchers in finance. Professor Harvey spent over 33 years in academia, published over 125 papers and advised some of the largest and most influential financial institutions. In our latest episode, he shares stori…
 
Steve Mobbs was the co-founder of OxAM, a quantitative hedge fund that peaked at $5 billion in AUM. In this episode, Steve gives his behind the scene of the hedge fund world and expands on his experience. You will learn how and why his first fund failed and what lessons he learned from that experience. He also explains how he started OxAM and grew …
 
Aaron Brown is the author of The Poker Face of Wall Street and former Chief Risk Officer at AQR. He was a top professional poker player in the 1970s and also honed his quantitative risk-taking skills in sports betting and advantage gambling. He is one of the pioneers of risk management and spent over 35 years on Wall Street as a trader, portfolio m…
 
Francesco Filia, CEO of Fasanara Capital, started his career at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch and then co-founded Fasanara Capital in 2011. In this episode, we learn about Francesco’s days on the sell-side and the underlying principles on which he built his hedge fund. He also talks about why he is bearish on the market but bullish on the economy a…
 
Victor Haghani has been actively involved in the market for over 35 years and was one of the founding partners of Long-Term Capital Management. LTCM was one of biggest hedge funds, with $128 billion assets, until 1998 almost collapsing and causing a global financial crisis if the Federal Reserve didn't step in. In this episode, we discuss Victor’s …
 
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