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Event Registration - Meet Up: Fiat News, Missionaries And The Game of Markets

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Date:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Fiat News, Missionaries and the Game of Markets

Our traditional models of diversification and fundamental analysis don't work well when the electorate is polarized and the markets are monolithic. New advances in computational linguistics can provide a useful tool kit to financial advisors in visualizing the narrative drivers of market behavior and communicating more effectively with clients.

Ben Hunt
Co-Founder and CIO
@EpsilonTheory

Ben Hunt is the creator of Epsilon Theory and inspiration behind Second Foundation Partners, which he co-founded with Rusty Guinn in June 2018. Epsilon Theory, Second Foundation's principal publishing brand, is a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. As Chief Investment Officer, Ben bears primary responsibility for determining the Company's investment views and positioning of model portfolios. He is also the primary author of materials distributed through Epsilon Theory. Ben taught political science for 10 years: at New York University from 1991 until 1997 and (with tenure) at Southern Methodist University from 1997 until 2000. He also wrote two academic books: Getting to War (Univ. of Michigan Press, 1997) and Policy and Party Competition (Routledge, 1992), which he co-authored with Michael Laver. Ben is the founder of two technology companies and the co-founder of SmartEquip, Inc., a software company for the construction equipment industry that provides intelligent schematics and parts diagrams to facilitate e-commerce in spare parts. He began his investment career in 2003, first in venture capital and subsequently on two long/short equity hedge funds. He worked at Iridian Asset Management from 2006 until 2011 and TIG Advisors from 2012 until 2013. He joined Rusty at Salient in 2013, where he combined his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, and entrepreneur with academic experience in game theory and econometrics to work with Salient's own portfolio managers and its financial advisor clients to improve client outcomes. Ben is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (1986) and earned his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1991. He lives in the wilds of Redding, CT on Little River Farm, where he personifies the dilettante farmer that has been a stock comedic character since Cicero's day. Luckily his wife, Jennifer, and four daughters, Harper, Hannah, Haven and Halle, are always there to save the day. Ben's hobbies include comic books, Alabama football, beekeeping, and humoring Rusty in trivia "competitions".

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There is no charge for Members for this event, however registration is required since space is limited.

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