Nancy Davis is the founder and managing partner of Quadratic Capital Management. She is the portfolio manager for The Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (IVOL). She founded Quadratic Capital in 2013. She began her career at Goldman Sachs where she spent nearly ten years, the last seven with the proprietary trading group where she rose to become the Head of Credit, Derivatives and OTC Trading. Prior to starting Quadratic, she served as a portfolio manager at Highbridge Capital Management where she managed $500 million of capital in a derivatives only portfolio. She later served in a senior executive role at AllianceBernstein. In this podcast we discuss:
Why ETFs are attractive wrappers for active strategies
How best to capture true inflation risk
The pros and cons of investing in TIPs
How to think about spread exposure
Taking advantage of the shape of forward curve to fund option premium
How the IVOL strategy performed during COVID
Are real yields too low?
Risks for 2022 including stagflation
You can learn more about Nancy’s investment approach and the IVOL strategy here.
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