The New Inflation-Protection ETF

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About This Episode

My guest today is from Ionic Capital Management LLC, a $3.8 billion New York-based alternative asset manager. Ionic uses long volatility, relative value arbitrage, inflation protection, and value equity investment strategies on behalf of private and regulated investment funds. Since its inception in 2006, Ionic has been managing proprietary strategies and customized solutions. The Ionic Inflation Protection ETF (CPII) launched at the end of June 2022 and is an actively managed ETF that seeks to profit from its direct exposure to inflation and inflation expectations as well as increasing interest rates.

About Our Guest

Doug Fincher is a portfolio manager at Ionic. Together with the principals, he is a portfolio manager for CPII and the liquid alternatives funds. Prior to joining Ionic, from 2008 to 2012, Doug was the president and CEO of Rock Maple Funds LLC, a New York-based fund of hedge funds.

During his tenure, he also was a portfolio manager and served on the firm’s investment committee. From 2002-2008 he worked for CIBC WM Inc., where he managed two departments and served on the bank’s U.S. Executive Management Committee. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fincher held a variety of senior management positions at Lazard Frères, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Fincher graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA in 1986 with a BA in History.

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