Vivek Viswanathan, is Global Head of Research at Rayliant Global Advisors founded by the brilliant, Jason Hsu (managed $145 Billion). Rayliant Quantamental China Equity ETF is an active portfolio employing a systematic approach to harvesting behavioral alpha by exploiting mispricings among Chinese stocks traded in markets around the world. We will be talking about Archegos, GameStop, Chinese Market and Algorithmic Trade, and much more. Don’t miss this one!

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Timestamps of the Conversation:

00:00 intro

00:47 Fundamentals of Stock Investment

05:16 Blind Optimism, FOMO and Psychology of Investment

09:30 Quant Investing, Fundamental and Technical Analysis and Returns

15:40 Sentiment Analysis, Seasonality, Mean Reversal and Trend Signals

20:21 Survivorship Bias, Different Types and Remedy

24:07 Python, Automation, Risk and Retail Investors

31:27 Tech Stocks, Stability and Long-term Returns

34:08 Daniel Kahneman, Psychological Biases and Behavioral Economics

35:22 Tech Fatigue, Eye Strain and Productivity

40:13 Work from Home, Corporate Taxes and Universal Basic Income

45:38 McCarthyism, Socialism and Communism

49:30 Ernest Chang, PhD in Finance to become Quant Investor

52:22 Necessity of a Ph.D, Social Credentialing, Education System and Misplaced Rewards

01:02:40 Coursera IPO, Self-Learning and On-Job Training

01:05:16 Chinese Stock Markets, 2015 Crash, Regulation and Corruption

01:16:57 Why invest in Chinese ETFs, Inefficient Markets and Diversification

01:24:06 Trade Wars between US and China, Alaska Summit, Semiconductor Shortage

01:28:20 Archegos, Theranos, Wirecard, Enron and Stock Market Scams

01:33:20 Nissan Scandal, Arthur Anderson, Big Four and Abetting the Scammers

01:38:30 Rayliant Global Advisors, Jason Hsu and Learning the Trade

01:41:10 Blackbox of Neural Networks, Expected Returns Signals and Explainability

01:44:45 Linear and Non-linear Patterns, Weighted Averages and Decomposition of Reasons

01:47:28 Books, Dhando Investor, Intelligent Investor and Medallion Fund

01:53:18 Work Related Stress, 100 hour week at JP Morgan, Gym and Diet

01:57:10 Protein Intake, Keto and Vegetarianism

02:02:02 Cardio, Glycogen and Oxygen Levels in Blood

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