Damped Spring is a Full Service Macroeconomic Research Firm Founded by Andy Constan, and delivers a twice monthly report, weekly market outlook call, and Private Twitter and recently added Jimmy Jude to the team as a contributor and resource
Andy has spent the past 35 years investing and trading global markets. Over the last 12 years, he has developed strong expertise in Macro investing working at Bridgewater Associates as an Idea Generator and most recently at Brevan Howard as Chief Strategist. Andy spent the first part of his career at Salomon Brothers and its successor companies. After 17 years at Salomon and as the Head of Global Equity Derivatives, Andy left and started two relative value hedge funds specializing in Multi-Asset Volatility Arbitrage and Capital Structure Arbitrage. Throughout his career, Andy has developed a keen cutting edge understanding of systematic quantitative research and investment while also deeply appreciating the importance of the insights that arise from discretionary investing strategies.
Jimmy began his career in 1994 as a market maker trading options in the Eurodollar pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He managed large option positions during a ten year period of elevated interest rate volatility and historic global events. He transitioned over to screen trading in 2004 where he learned the art of technical analysis while trading European indexes and spreading Energy forward curves. Jimmy was called back to the pits the following year to trade the unprecedented volatility in Natural Gas futures created by Hurricane Katrina. He remained at the New York Mercantile Exchange trading spreads in both Natural Gas and Crude Oil futures curves until 2012 when he joined a start-up fund to trade the VIX curve and S&P options. Jimmy has specialized in VIX forward curve trading since that time, venturing out in 2016 to trade his own capital.
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