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Ep. 417: Robert Carver Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Robert Carver
Robert Carver

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My guest today is Robert Carver. He got his start in finance working at AHL. Robert started with AHL in 2001 during his final year of college. It was at this time that he was introduced to quantitative trading and began thinking of finance in a systematic way. He later went back to AHL, working there from 2006-2013. He is an independent systematic futures trader and investor, writer, and research consultant. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London.

The topic is his book Systematic Trading: A unique new method for designing trading and investing systems.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Unpredictable risk vs. Predictable risk
  • Systematic trading
  • High frequency trading vs. Trend following trading
  • Black swans
  • When to intervene with your system
  • 2008 crash

“People rarely evaluate themselves critically and properly work out how well they have done in their discretionary trading activity, and look at statistics properly to examine whether they are genuinely doing much better than a system. I think a lot of people out there are fooling themselves.” – Robert Carver

“The more complicated the notion of what your predicable risk is, the less and less you think about the un-predictable risk.” – Robert Carver

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