Complexity Premia

Episode 19: Traders vs Investors; Why Markets are Ignoring Second Waves; Central Banks Disintermediating Markets; Performance; and Turning Beta into Alpha

August 25, 2020

Welcome to the Complexity Premia podcast from Coolabah Capital, which is hosted by Christopher Joye, CIO and portfolio manager of Coolabah Capital, and Ying Yi Ann Cheng, a portfolio management director. The Complexity Premia podcast strives to deconstruct modern investment problems for wholesale (not retail) participants in capital markets. You can listen on your favourite podcast app, or you can find it on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Podbean


In the latest episode of our Complexity Premia podcast, we discuss a range of issues, including:  

  • how you can turn beta into alpha by anticipating policymakers' behaviours;
  • whether there is a difference between traders and investors (or are they actually doing exactly the same thing over different horizons);
  • why markets have been ignoring the second COVID-19 waves;
  • the long-term impact of central banks disintermediating markets, and whether Western statism is ironically coming to resemble socialist central planning; 
  • forecasting Victoria’s COVID-19 peak in late July; and
  • recent portfolio performance.


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