#93 Thomas Thornton (The past, present and future of Hedge Funds)

  • 00:00:30 Thomas’ experience at Wall Street (including running his own hedge fund and an insider trading investigation while working with Steve Cohen) and why he started his latest firm Hedge Fund Telemetry?
  • 00:18:40 How Thomas selects themes and timeframes for his daily newsletter?
  • 00:24:25 What Thomas thinks of the crypto bubble?
  • 00:35:44 Is deflation or inflation the bigger issue right now? Should low income jobs be made redundant?
  • 00:46:32 What it means to be a hedge fund manager? Should we aspire to become a Hedge Fund managers? How hedge funds prop up nascent ‘strategy managers’?
  • 01:05:02 Why and how should retail investors be exposed to as many financial instruments as possible?
  • 01:08:02 What fund managers does Thomas admire?
  • 01:14:02 What character types does the financial industry attract?
  • 01:29:38 Why are negative (or extremely low) yielding bonds of interest to investors?
  • 01:36:22 Thomas’ secret love for the Grand Tour/ Top Gear shows.

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Thomas Thornton is a former portfolio manager, senior trader, and technical analyst with Level Global Investors and Galileo Capital. Thomas is writing a daily investment newsletter at Hedge Fund Telemetry.

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