Authors Posts by Saeed Amen

Saeed Amen

Saeed Amen is the founder of Cuemacro. He has a decade of experience creating and successfully running systematic trading models at Lehman Brothers, Nomura, the Thalesians and now at Cuemacro. Independently, he runs a systematic trading model with proprietary capital. He is the author of Trading Thalesians – What the ancient world can teach us about trading today (Palgrave Macmillan). He graduated with a first class honours master’s degree from Imperial College in Mathematics & Computer Science. He is also the co-founder of the Thalesians.


How systemic financial risk is measured

Public institutions have developed a wide range of methods to track systemic financial risk. What most of them have in common is reliance on...

How convenience yields have compressed real interest rates

Real interest rates on ‘safe’ assets such as high-quality government bonds had been stationary around 2% for more than a century until the 1980s....

Variance term premia

Variance term premia are surcharges on traded volatility that compensate for bearing volatility risk in respect to underlying asset prices over different forward horizons....