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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Catastrophe Bonds Add Diversification

Catastrophe Bonds Add Diversification

Right now, 'CAT' bonds offering the opportunity for strong price appreciation in addition to income.

Why All Investors Must Follow Politicians on Twitter

Why All Investors Must Follow Politicians on Twitter

Don't just follow President Trump on Twitter. Expand your horizons.

5 Things Only Smart Investors Should Do in September

5 Things Only Smart Investors Should Do in September

From following Trump on Twitter to checking out retail stocks and closed-end funds, here's your autumn gameplan.

The Red-Hot S&P 500 Could Possibly Crater 10% in a Week This Month, Again

The Red-Hot S&P 500 Could Possibly Crater 10% in a Week This Month, Again

From VIX calls to leveraged loans, here's what I like.

10 Investments That Could Still Do Well Even If Stocks and Bonds Gets Whacked Later This Year

10 Investments That Could Still Do Well Even If Stocks and Bonds Gets Whacked Later This Year

From cash to closed-end funds, here's where to put your money.