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They say every crisis is also an opportunity, and some trend-following investment strategies are proving that true by reaping strong returns amid the chaos in markets triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. AlphaSimplex Group’s Managed Futures Strategy Fund is up more than 7% in 2020, reaping what the firm’s chief research strategist Kathryn Kaminski refers to as "crisis alpha." Kaminski discusses how trend following works and how the firm’s strategy saw the crisis brewing in other markets before it sent equities into a tailspin.

Running time 26:11

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