I'm an avid TED watcher interested in getting more involved with the community. I am on the investment team for Columbia University's endowment. Before that, I started and managed a CTA, Gadfly Capital, and worked on the investment team for Bridgewater Associates. I did undergrad at Columbia, where I studied Econ-Math, and then a detour to Harvard Law before Bridgewater. I'm a voracious reader; in general, I'm not a quantified self sort of person, but I was losing track of what books I was reading, so this year I started keeping a list. I'm 91 books into the year, and enough of a data nerd that I've analyzed what I've read - the breakdown's about 1/3 fiction, 1/4 finance, 1/4 business/pop psych, and 1/4 general non-fiction/history. Favorite author is Philip Roth, although most comprehensively read author is John Grisham, for better or worse. Also a pretty intense tennis fan to a level that can bore most folks to tear and moviegoer (still think there's no substitute to sitting in a theater). Actually started collegiate life as a film theory major, and switched to Econ-Math junior year after interning on a live set (found the experience beyond tedious, which only increased my respect for those of you out there who do this every day).
Maximizing healthspan - healthnut myself and also trying to foster community around this in NYC
Was going to say diversification, but on further reflection, going to go with unintended consequences, which naturally follows from diversification. As we've all heard over and over again, diversification is the only free lunch in investment management, and one of the major goals of any investment manager is (or should be) to be well diversified portfolios for clients. And, yet if everyone across the globe were completely and perfectly diversified, then we'd all be holding exactly the same portfolio, which would actually be a massively destabilizing situation for the global financial system; big sell-offs in any asset class will reverberate through the entire system. And so soemthing that is eminently sensible for the individual and encouraged for all individuals as a matter of policy actually kinda sucks at a systemic level. Unintended consequences
Happy to talk about my field (and like it), but get to think about it all day. Trying to learn more about NYC bio and politics right now, as both worlds of interest of which I know musch less
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