This week, we speak with Kenneth Tropin, chairman and founder of Graham Capital Management, a multi-strategy quantitative hedge fund with $18 billion in assets under management. Prior to founding GCM in 1994, Tropin was president and chief executive officer of hedge fund John W. Henry & Company, and has worked with such legendary traders as John Henry and Paul Tudor Jones.
He explains how after his work at John Henry, he was seeded by Paul Tudor Jones. He had developed several trend-following strategies that have performed well. The fund has flourished, and evolved multiple quantitative strategies, now running 19 separate portfolios across a variety of asset classes
We discuss why this volatile macro environment is a target-rich environment for a show like GCM.
A list of his favorite books is here; A transcript of our conversation is available here Tuesday.
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Be sure to check out our Masters in Business next week with Bill Browder, founder of Hermitage Capital Management, and author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice and Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath.
Ken Tropin’s Favorite Books
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva
4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien