The jargon of alternatives, financial engineering and stress testing diversification | Scott Pappas

In episode 98, Alex Proimos speaks with Scott Pappas, principal consultant and head of alternatives and derivative solutions, at Frontier.

This episode covers Scott’s background as an engineer and trader and later pursuit of a PhD. We discuss the evolution of risk management and downside protection and the evolving challenges faced by asset allocators as they determine the role of alternatives in their portfolio. We touch on Scott’s move from a super fund to consulting and education to explain the diversification in the new market regime. Finally, we delve into capital efficiency and how derivatives will become an increasingly important part of asset owner portfolios.