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To Hedge or Not to Hedge... That is the Question
Harley and Mike welcome Dean Curnutt to discuss the increased use of derivatives by heretofore conservative portfolio managers

Nov 10, 2022 04:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Michael Green, CFA
Portfolio Manager & Chief Strategist @Simplify Asset Management
Michael has studied markets and market structures for nearly 30 years. He has presented his proprietary research to the Federal Reserve, the BIS, the IMF and numerous other industry groups and associations. Michael joined Simplify in April 2021 after serving as Chief Strategist and Portfolio Manager for Logica Capital Advisers, LLC. Prior to Logica, Michael managed macro strategies at Thiel Macro, LLC. Prior to Thiel, he founded Ice Farm Capital, a discretionary global macro hedge fund. From 2006-2014, Michael founded and managed the New York office of Canyon Capital Advisors where he established their global macro strategies, managing in excess of $5B of exposure across equity, credit, FX, commodity and derivative markets. Additionally, Michael has been noted for his work as a public speaker and financial media participant. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a CFA holder.
Harley S. Bassman
Managing Partner @Simplify Asset Management
Harley is an industry thought leader and commentator on macroeconomic issues spanning decades. He spent 26 years at Merrill Lynch where he created OPOSSMS, GNMA, PRESERV, MOVE, and hedge strategies for MBS servers. From 2014 to 2017, Harley was an Executive VP and Portfolio Manager at PIMCO. In 2011, he joined Credit Suisse's Global Rates. In 2006, he built the RateLab, a full spectrum US Rates Trading Desk Strategy Group. In 2001, he became the manager of North American MBS and Structured Finance trading where he created SURF (Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance). Presently, Mr. Bassman is a Managing Partner at Simplify Asset Management. He continues to pen an episodic macro-economic Commentary as well as manage a "hedge fund of one". Harley has a B.A. in management science from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago.
Dean Curnutt
Founder and CEO @Macro Risk Advisors
Dean Curnutt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Macro Risk Advisors, a firm that helps clients achieve superior investment results by providing valuable market insight and efficient transaction execution. Prior to forming MRA, Dean was Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales-trading at Banc of America Securities where he was a member of the Global Equities Management Team that set direction for the division. Dean is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and received the Hedge Fund Rising Stars Award from Institutional Investor. He serves on the Board of Blythedale Children’s Hospital and is the Founder of the MacroMinds Foundation.