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Illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks. Download now, listen later and reflect at length.

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Illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks. Download now, listen later and reflect at length.

    Investing and Beyond: Living your Best Life

    Investing and Beyond: Living your Best Life

    Episode #434. In a wide-ranging and frank conversation, Michael Falk, CFA, a partner at the Focus Consulting Group, discusses the one question every investor must answer right now, how to take investment teams from good to great, what he believes to be the progenitor behavioral bias, and his diagnosis with ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease.

    • 33 min
    Inside the Mind of a VIX Pioneer

    Inside the Mind of a VIX Pioneer

    In episode #433, Sandy Rattray, CIO of Man Group, discusses whether the VIX is a fair estimate of volatility, building a work culture for data scientists and machine learning experts, and the role of technology and data in investing.

    • 33 min
    Government pension schemes: how they rank and what makes a good one.

    Government pension schemes: how they rank and what makes a good one.

    In episode #432, Maria Wilton, CFA, discusses the 2020 CFA Institute/Mercer co-branded Global Pension Index. Who is responsible for providing retirement income: the government or individual? What are the features of a good government pension scheme?

    • 25 min
    Lessons in Asset Allocation and Manager Selection

    Lessons in Asset Allocation and Manager Selection

    In episode #431, Mark W. Yusko, founder, CEO, and CIO of Morgan Creek Capital Management, shares his views on a range of topics, including the US economic recovery, asset allocation, manager selection, and really good versus great investors.

    • 42 min
    Grasping alternative sources of alpha in today’s investment landscape

    Grasping alternative sources of alpha in today’s investment landscape

    Internet and related technologies have been creating data like never before. Jumps in computing power and competition have made it increasingly difficult for active managers to get an edge through traditional data sources. Episode #430 provides an overview of the fast-changing canvas of data and alternative sources of alpha.

    • 19 min
    Investment Outlook and Thoughts from APAC

    Investment Outlook and Thoughts from APAC

    Episode #429. Neil Govier, CFA, talks to Ken Siazon and Manish Sharma, CFA, both from Southeastern Asset Management, about the outlook for APAC equity markets, value investing, investment opportunities, and the likely speed of recovery from COVID-19.

    • 28 min

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