Derek Babb

Senior Portfolio Manager
Elkhorn Capital Group, LLC
Derek Babb serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Elkhorn Capital Group, LLC. Mr. Babb is an integral part of Elkhorn’s portfolio management team which manages equity, preferred stock, commodities, and fixed income portfolios. Mr. Babb is also responsible for managing the trading relationships within the market‐making community for the Elkhorn ETF product line. In addition, he deals with pricing and trading concerns and manages exchange and authorized participant relationships. Additionally, Mr. Babb’s responsibilities include ETF product strategy and institutional sales coverage. Mr. Babb holds an M.S. in Finance degree from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. in Business/Economics degree from Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois.

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Quality and Diversification within the Preferred Stock Space

Preferred stocks are a class of stock that pays dividends at a specified rate and has a preference over common stock in the payment of dividends and the liquidation of assets. This asset class offers investors a unique place in the capital structure that is often overlooked. In addition, their relatively low correlations with traditional Read more […]

A More Thoughtful Approach to Broad Commodity Exposure

Over the last decade, beta commodity exposure has offered investors inefficient access to the commodity market, mostly due to front-month roll methodologies and fixed commodity weights. The Dow Jones RAFI Commodity Index is a broad commodity index based on Research Affiliates’ commodity strategy that utilizes price momentum and roll yield to provide (1) dynamic commodity Read more […]

Considering Factor Rotation Within the S&P 500 Universe

While 2017 is winding down with volatility levels at historical lows, a calmness has remained in the market for quite some time. According to Fei Mei Chan, Director of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the S&P 500 is on track for its least volatile year in 22 years. With volatility (or lack Read more […]