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Navigating Market Volatility - The Derivative by RCM Alternatives


In this episode, we’re joined by a powerhouse group of volatility experts consisting of Kevin Davitt, Wayne Himelsein, Jason Buck, and Bastian Bolesta – moderated by our very own Jeff Malec discussing Navigating Market Volatility. Providing more than just witty banter, you’ll be listening to us talk about how crazy volatility was during March/April, why the VIX is more than just for tail risk, is it too late for long volatility protection, why straddles & strangles, what everyone gets wrong about options, and the volatility landscape looking ahead.


Our guests: • Kevin Davitt  • Bastian Bolesta • Jason Buck  • Wayne Himelsein


Logica's Wayne Himelsein - Preparing for the Return of Market Volatility


Wayne Himelsein explains why he believes that markets are not prepared for a likely “phase shift” from a low volatility world to one where volatility is dramatically more pronounced for an extended period of time.

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Mutiny Fund Podcast: 2022 - Year of Unusual Volatility


In this episode I talk with Wayne Himelsein, CIO of Logica Capital Advisers. 

Wayne is responsible for leading portfolio management and the overall implementation of the firm’s investment strategies. Beginning his career as a Proprietary Trader in 1995, and launching his first Hedge Fund in 2000, Wayne has over 25 years of industry experience.

We talk about the following:

  • Is time real?

  • What is signal vs noise?

  • Where to find great quotes?

  • 2022- Year of unusual volatility?

  • Existential risks to hedge funds.

ReSolve Riffs with Logica's Wayne Himelsein: "Skew Baby"


The year that saw the fastest decline, followed by the steepest recovery in market history has left one topic top of mind for most investors – volatility. Though down from its eye-watering spike in the first quarter, the VIX (CBOE Volatility Index) has remained significantly higher than in previous years, and not without good reason. The ongoing pandemic, a bifurcated and fragile economic recovery, the most polarized US presidential election in living memory, continued geopolitical saber-rattling between China and the US, and the list goes on…

We had the pleasure of hosting one of the foremost volatility experts in the industry – Wayne Himelsein (President and CIO of Logica Advisors) – for a deeply insightful conversation that covered:

  • His background in the industry

  • Why “absolute” doesn’t mean steady returns – the lumpy nature of positive convexity

  • Why Logica loves gamma and how to “scalp” it

  • Unknown unknowns, unrealized vol and protecting against events that are by definition, outside of your sample distribution

  • The difficulty in sizing a long-volatility strategy within a broader portfolio

  • Wayne also delved into his investment process in some detail, including how Logica measures and adapts to market phase-shifts. You should probably just stop what you’re doing and press play.


Wayne Himelsein: The Human Behind the Hedge Fund


Wayne Himelsein is a hedge fund manager, President, and Chief Investment Officer at Logica Capital Advisers. Beyond that Wayne is a 25-year veteran in the trading space, and we're talking about hedge funds, his quantitative investment strategies, and even his own non-profit, Informed-by-Nature. 

On this episode we're covering the oddity of a volatility trader living somewhere where there is no volatility (in the weather), reading the world’s longest book, hoping this is the big one when your car is in midair, J-Curve the rapper, and overpaying by 1000% for out of the money options.

Stansberry Investor Hour: Trading Your Personality


In this week's episode, Dan Ferris is joined by the chief investment officer of Logica Capital Advisers, Wayne Himelsein. Wayne founded the investment advisory firm in 2011. Throughout his 25-year career, he has developed and refined his quantitative-trading methods, risk, and portfolio-management processes. A self-proclaimed "quant trader," Wayne uses advanced mathematics to help identify moneymaking opportunities in both good times and bad.


So in today's unforgiving market environment, he's a valuable guide for novice and veteran investors alike.


When asked to define himself as an investor, Wayne emphasizes how investing should be thought of as "trading your personality." You should invest in a way that aligns with how you see and understand the world...

MacroVoices: Under the covers of Long Vol


Erik Townsend and Patrick Ceresna welcome Wayne Himelsein to MacroVoices. Erik and Wayne discuss:

  • Long Vol vs. Short Vol strategies

  • Mitigating carry cost of long vol strategies 

  • Actively trading to manage negative carry

  • Straddles as a long vol trade 

  • Sizing a long vol hedge in a portfolio

  • Dynamic management of a long vol trade


Betting Against Stability with Wayne Himelsein


Wayne Himelsein begun his career on a proprietary trading desk at Carlin Financial Group in the mid-90’s, doing statistical arbitrage—complimentary to his mathematical nature.

Come 1999, Wayne launched his first fund to begin managing money for clients and institutions. Then in 2011, Wayne founded Logica Capital Advisers, where he currently takes the role of Chief Investment Officer.

Logica, as a quantitative investment firm, relies on rigorous research to develop its various model-driven strategies. For the most part, these are mean expansion strategies that generate alpha from being long volatility.


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