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Ben Melkman

Ben Melkman

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Ben Melkman is the Founder and CEO of Light Sky Macro. Fascinated by markets at a very young age, Melkman has spent his investing career thinking through the intersection of politics, macroeconomics, and the price of options. He is well known as one of the key macro players in the world. Melkman hit the FX desk at Morgan Stanley, quickly establishing himself as a valuable resource for the largest macro hedge funds who sought his counsel. Melkman is known for having strong views, being a good thinker, and having good information to back up his views.

  • Ben Melkman has appeared as a guest on Real Vision multiple times.
  • Melkman’s strategy of betting via options offers a glimpse into how hedge funds are sidestepping the spot market for currencies in favor of more cost-effective methods.