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OpalesqueTV's "Legends and Leaders" video interview series was launched November 18th 2009 with in depth portraits of Julian Robertson and Izzy Englander. We zoom in on hedge fund titan Julian Robertson who shares his secrets about “How to identify hedge fund talent”. Robertson, now also recognized as the "world's greatest seeder", has a long history of supporting young talents and upcoming hedge fund managers. The video includes the list of all 38 "Tiger seeds" (confirmed by Tiger Management) – funds set up with the help and financial support of Julian Robertson. OpalesqueTV releases one video per week. Prominent hedge fund managers, hedge fund investors and academics from all continents have been featured in OpalesqueTV. OpalesqueTV is watched in literally all countries on the globe (except Bolivia, Somalia and Turkmenistan, according to a recent analysis...). Register here to receive a weekly email alert when OpalesqueTV releases a new video.

Episodes of OpalesqueTV

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      • Release date
        Jul 16, 2014
      • Runtime
        00:10
    • Steve Pratt’s new fund combines Africa exposure,...

      Stephen Pratt spent 10 years with banks in the U.K. building systems and trading infrastructure. After returning to South Africa he ran his own market neutral hedge fund (Radcliffe Capital) returning 20% annualised for 10 years. In 2012 he started a joint venture with the listed private equity group Blackstar to form Blackstar Fund Managers. Pratt is the manager of the multi strategy hedge fund Blackstar Special Opportunities Fund, benefitting from Blackstar’s institutional set up. The fund ha...

      • Release date
        May 15, 2014
      • Runtime
        15:26
    • Tower Capital: Getting liquid access to African ...

      Richard Böttger and James Faircliff both started trading stock at the age of 13. They began to invest together in 2001 and formed Tower Capital in 2008. Tower Capital Management is an alternative strategies South African fund manager, providing liquid access into African frontier markets to both onshore and offshore investors. The number of South African companies operating in other African countries has exploded since 2006. Tower trades exclusively through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE...

      • Release date
        May 9, 2014
      • Runtime
        14:04
    • Louis Gargour: Profiting from Europe, the 'sweet...

      LNG Capital is a London based European credit focused asset management firm founded by Louis Gargour in 2006. LNG seeks to only invest in highly liquid credit and related instruments, a factor that allows the team to remain nimble and dynamic in the face of changing market conditions. Louis has been focusing on European credit since inception of this asset class in 1996 at Salomon Brothers, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs. He started Europe’s first long/short credit hedge fund in 2001 which he me...

      • Release date
        Apr 30, 2014
      • Runtime
        17:11
    • Dr. Tillmann Sachs: Bringing self-learning model...

      While researching and developing the J8 Futures Fund, Dr Tillmann Sachs, an engineer educated in Germany, Singapore and Korea, found he could easily proxy popular CTA benchmark indices by applying a simple momentum model to a diversified basket of futures. It provides a clue what the CTA industry might be all about: low frequency trend following. J8 is different. Tillmann earned a PhD in applying artificial intelligence to risk quantification. For J8, he developed over 25 different risk premia...

      • Release date
        Apr 22, 2014
      • Runtime
        10:06
    • Ex-Lehman star trader returns to Global Macro wi...

      This new Opalesque.TV BACKSTAGE video is a fascinating portrait of Robert Page who built up Lehman Brother’s Yen derivatives business from 1994 in Tokyo. He was for multiple years the most profitable or the #2 trader at Lehman and Credit Suisse. Today he co-manages the SA2 BELLWETHER Fund, a global fundamental quantitative macro fund which currently is ranked as one of the top performing global macro hedge funds. Built on the founders' many years of trading Japan, “the ultimate out of sample e...

      • Release date
        Apr 14, 2014
      • Runtime
        22:37
    • Mikael Stenbom, RPM: Identifying the sweet spot ...

      After 2008, many institutions invested into CTAs taking "the easy route" of simply investing with the largest and best known managers. But: A manager's performance is negatively affected by both AUM and age. Therefore, it is important that investors can identify the "sweet spot", the ideal time when to invest with a manager. The goal should be to invest early with the future, and not the current, big names in the industry. RPM founder Mikael Stenbom talks in this Opalesque.TV BACKSTAGE intervi...

      • Release date
        Apr 1, 2014
      • Runtime
        26:10
    • Meet Danny Yong, Asia's rising hedge fund titan ...

      Singapore-born Danny Yong (full name Danny Yong Ming Chong), a widely respected veteran of Asian macro markets, is CEO & CIO and Portfolio Manager at Dymon Asia. Dymon Asia is a Singapore-based Asian Global Macro hedge fund and was funded by Tudor Investment Corp. After solid returns in 2009 and 2010, the fund is already up +13.39% net by end of April 2011. Asset base is close to US-$ 1 bn including future commitments. Danny Yong started his career at JP Morgan and was Head of FX & Rates Tradi...

      • Release date
        Mar 18, 2014
      • Runtime
        22:43
    • Meet Danny Yong, Asia's rising hedge fund titan ...

      Singapore-born Danny Yong (full name Danny Yong Ming Chong), a widely respected veteran of Asian macro markets, is CEO & CIO and Portfolio Manager at Dymon Asia. Dymon Asia is a Singapore-based Asian Global Macro hedge fund and was funded by Tudor Investment Corp. After solid returns in 2009 and 2010, the fund is already up +13.39% net by end of April 2011. Asset base is close to US-$ 1 bn including future commitments. Danny Yong started his career at JP Morgan and was Head of FX & Rates Tradi...

      • Release date
        Mar 18, 2014
      • Runtime
        22:43
    • Stephane Pizzo: Conflicts of interests, the hidd...

      In 2006 Stephane Pizzo, previously head of research at UPB, FoF manager and family office investor, moved to Asia where he now heads Lotus Peak Capital offering research and due diligence services on Asian investment funds and a privileged access to managers throughout the Asia Pacific region. Based in Singapore and constantly traveling to the major Asian financial centers, he helps clients to identify and monitor the best established and emerging managers across Asia. With over 20 years of in...

      • Release date
        Mar 6, 2014
      • Runtime
        15:44