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Maarten Ectors - on creating an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market - From Pollen DeFi The Irish Tech News Podcast

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Maarten Ectors is a man of many parts, mostly disruptive. He joined the Pollen DeFi team in October just after the initial founders put the project together. He reckons it’s all about the money, follow the money.

“Take a step back,” Ectors advises. “Ten years ago if you had money it was relatively easy to invest through a broker or asset manager. Then Warren Buffet came along and burst the bubble pointing out that most of the managers never beat the market. So the next opportunity was indexed funds which were expected to go up – continually. Except that is not sustainable so where can money go now?

“So, why not create an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market. But if the market goes down, then you go short. If the market goes up, you go long. And what if we can make something that the investors pay gas fees to rebalance their assets? And that last part is the key to Pollen.”

To find out more, tune into the podcast

Your host is Jillian Godsil

Maarten Ectors is a man of many parts, mostly disruptive. He joined the Pollen DeFi team in October just after the initial founders put the project together. He reckons it’s all about the money, follow the money.

“Take a step back,” Ectors advises. “Ten years ago if you had money it was relatively easy to invest through a broker or asset manager. Then Warren Buffet came along and burst the bubble pointing out that most of the managers never beat the market. So the next opportunity was indexed funds which were expected to go up – continually. Except that is not sustainable so where can money go now?

“So, why not create an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market. But if the market goes down, then you go short. If the market goes up, you go long. And what if we can make something that the investors pay gas fees to rebalance their assets? And that last part is the key to Pollen.”

To find out more, tune into the podcast

Your host is Jillian Godsil

27 min

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