The Chinese market is a sleeping/awakening/already awake dragon that cannot be ignored. Their futures market had the highest trade volumes in the world last year, the amount of liquid cash available in the country as a whole, and the opportunity of the emerging market (throwing back to circa 70/80s US market) with high volatility. And while this is all good and well, there are also reasons as to WHY companies haven’t made the jump; to name a few: strict regulations, gated access, mainland-based employees, legal/accounting/compliance issues. With all these factors at hand, there are still companies willing to brave the bad to reap the good – and one of those is the Abingdon fund ran by Stephen Klein and Fred Schutzman.
In this episode, we talk with Fred and Stephen about their Chinese-launched Abingdon fund and dive deeper into liquid Chinese futures markets, NY sports alliances, moving strategies into Chinese markets, testing systematic models, the best pizza places in THE city, Fiberboard futures, black metals, tricking dogs into volunteering, and the process of taking strategies live in a new marketplace.
On top of their individual U.S. ventures, the team on the Abingdon fund has over 50 years of combined experience in managing portfolios, and for the China-specific ventures, they focus on a classical systematic multi model strategy with directional trades in futures grounded by technical analysis.
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