#45 – Herbert Blank (A deep dive into ETFs and alternative data)

In this episode of the Judgment Call Podcast Herbert Blank and I talk about:

  • Why ETFs are surprisingly similar to Mutual Funds? And why they are a great tool for retail investors.
  • Does ETF trading skew the price in the close auction of public markets? How do Hedge Funds take advantage of it?
  • Why the market for ‘alternative data’ is so hot right now? And why ‘curve fitting’ is an increasing problem.
  • Why ‘value investing’ is in trouble?
  • Why ETFs are intrinsically better at rebalancing your portfolio than most investors?
  • and much more!

You may watch this episode on Youtube – The Judgment Call Podcast Episode #45 – Herbert Blank (A deep dive into ETFs and alternative data).

Herbert Blank works at Global Finesse and has been a ‘quant’ for decades. He was als involved into the launch of iShares and the launch of the GLD (SPDR Gold Shares) ETF.