Tight Credit Markets to Amplify Volatility? with Zed Francis

Interview recorded - 2nd of February, 2023

On todays episode of the WTFinance podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with Zed Francis, CIO & Co-Founder of Convexitas.

During our conversation we talked about what is currently happening the markets, how tight credit markets could be, whether this could increase volatility and other impacts in markets. I hope you enjoy!

0:00 - Introduction
0:30 - What is currently happening in the markets?
4:15 - Managers can only hold on to cash for so long
5:10 - Market bottom?
6:35 - What is influencing these movements?
8:35 - Earnings a catalyst?
9:45 - Investing in index
10:35 - Key indicators that Zed is currently analysing?
14:44 - What does tight credit mean?
16:50 - How tight are markets?
23:40 - Do other investors move across the risk curve?
26:05 - Less volatility over all?
28:20 - What message to take away from our conversation?

As Convexitas’ co-founder and CIO, Zed is responsible for strategy design, implementation, risk management and business development. In his 15-year career in investment management, Zed has taken on leadership roles that have informed the delivery of consistent and transparent multi- asset solutions as a discretionary fiduciary acting on behalf of institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. He was most recently a portfolio manager and derivative overlay manager at SpiderRock Advisors.

Previous engagements include portfolio management at institutional investment manager Legal & General Investment Management America and trading head at long/short distressed hedge fund Chicago Fundamental Investment Partners.

Outside of work, The YWCA Chicago mission resonates with Zed and he assists in their continued success by participating in the Impact Investing Advisory Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. A native of Chicago, Zed lives in his hometown with his wife and two daughters.

Zed Francis -

Website - https://www.convexitas.com/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zed-francis-943a4522/

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