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Peter Tchir

Peter Tchir started his career at Bankers Trust and later at Deutsche Bank, running high-yield derivatives. He has traded all manner of fixed-income products, both on the sell side as a market maker and as a portfolio manager at a fixed-income hedge fund.  During the financial crisis he ran the U.S. CDS-index business (made famous by The Big Short) for RBS.

Peter received B.S. in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Waterloo and an MBA with distinction from Vanderbilt University, where he also won the Matt Wiggington Leadership Award for outstanding performance in finance.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Beating the Risk-On Drum

I’m Switching to Risk-On!

Why the Risk-Off Trade Isn't Over -- And What Gets Us to Risk-On

Right now there are two scenarios that get us to risk-on mode.

Prepare for Demand Shock

The world is hitting the brakes on coronavirus fears.

Time for Some Risk Assessment

While it might be tempting to buy any dip, the coronavirus' quick spread, recent downgrades, softness in services and other factors should give pause.

Let's Unpack the Recent Downgrades to Junk

Kraft Heinz, Macy's and Renault have all recently been downgraded, and now the question must be asked: Is this the start of something bigger?

Coronavirus Data, Chinese Tourism and Supply Chains

During SARS, China was 75% less important to the global economy than it is today.

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