Vitamin D: Harvesting the Diversification Premium Through Prudent Leverage


In our latest Insight piece, we explore the parallels between the poker table and the world of investing by studying the nuances of risk and uncertainty. Authors Scott Smith (Managing Partner) and Ben Reeves (Manager, Data Science & Engineering) demonstrate how utilizing a Risk Parity strategy can help investors embrace uncertainty and derive more stable investment outcomes.

Why “Resulting” is Dangerous in Both Poker and Investment Management

During times of crisis, we often read sensationalist reports about tail risk strategies that result in astronomical returns. However, these strategies aren’t meant to be a standalone solution, but rather a small part of a diversified portfolio. Tail risk hedging is a type of insurance and, as with any type of insurance, it’s important to…

What We Can Learn from Poker About Investment Management

Investing and poker have a lot in common. Both involve a balance of known and unknown information, and both involve updating probabilities when new information is presented. One might suggest investing is slightly trickier than poker given that the “rules” of the game can adapt over time, but at a high level both share a…