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Episode 131
Featuring Hari Krishnan
Demetri Kofinas speaks with Hari Krishnan about portfolio construction and positioning during a market downturn. Topics include the investor mindset, systemic risk, options pricing, credit & the market cycle, endogenous vs. exogenous risk, agent-based modeling, exchange traded products, volatility, and trend following.

In Episode 131 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Hari Krishnan, a portfolio manager at Doherty Advisors responsible for the VXR (VIX replication strategy) and hedging solutions business. The two discuss Hari’s thesis around risk management, portfolio construction and positioning once a market downturn is already underway. Although the content discussed in this episode is considered “sophisticated,” we try and make it accessible to the average listener. Topics include the investor mindset, protecting against systemic risk, options pricing, the role of credit in the market cycle, endogenous vs. exogenous risk, agent-based modeling, exchange traded products, volatility, and trend following strategies.

The overtime includes more detailed examples of tactics and strategies that can be deployed in service of risk mitigation and profit making during the type of market-downturn that we are now experiencing.

You can access that overtime, along with the rundown and transcript to this week’s episode through the Hidden Forces Patreon Page. All subscribers also gain access to our overtime feed, which can be easily added to your favorite podcast application. 

Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas

Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou

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Hari Krishnan is a portfolio manager at Doherty Advisors in New York, responsible for the VXR (VIX replication strategy) and hedging solutions business. He was formerly a fund manager at Cross Border Capital in London, with an emphasis on volatility and systematic currency strategies. Hari was an executive director at Morgan Stanley from 2001 to 2007,specializing in asset allocation across hedge funds, private equity and traditional asset classes. He was also an options trading strategist for a market making firm at the CBOE and a senior economist at the Chicago Board of Trade. He holds a PhD in applied math from Brown University, was a research scientist at the Columbia University Earth Institute and is the author of a book on regime-based hedging, published by Wiley in 2017.

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