PenderFund’s Podcast is focused on investing. We never stop learning and through these conversations we share the insights that shape our investment process. We interview industry experts and business leaders, and we cover public and private equities, small cap stocks, technology, fixed income, risk, value and more in the search for an investment edge and to make us all better-informed investors.
Episode 102 – Quarterly Liquid Alternatives Update
In this episode Rita Silvan, host, chats with Amar Pandya, Portfolio Manager of the Pender Alternative Arbitrage Fund and Justin Jacobsen, Portfolio Manager of the Pender Alternative Absolute Return Fund. Together the team looks at performance from the last quarter and discusses current market dynamics. Amar and Justin also share some insight into the opportunities that they believe may come up in the future. They shed some light into M&A activity and whether they believe the momentum is over. The team also discusses at length their current risk management tactics and how they are adjusting their strategy to respond to dynamic market conditions. The podcast closes with a reading recommendation from the team.
Episode 101 – Quarterly Fixed Income Update
In this episode Rita Silvan, host, is joined by Geoff Castle, Portfolio Manager of the Pender Corporate Bond Fund (PCBF), and Parul Garg, Associate Portfolio Manager of the Fund. Together they look back at the last quarter and discuss in depth the challenges they faced. They also discuss the FED’s response to increasing volatility and share some insights into how the portfolio is being positioned, adjusted and assessed as market conditions change. Is there a silver lining? The podcast ends with an assessment of current and future opportunities and risks, and a reading recommendation from both Geoff and Parul.
Episode 100 – The Journey from Start Up
In this special episode David Barr, CEO and Portfolio Manager is joined by Felix Narhi, Pender’s Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager, Maria Pacella, Managing Partner of Pender Ventures and Geoff Castle, Portfolio Manager. Together they celebrate episode 100 by looking back on the journey that has brought Pender to where it stands today. The group discusses the Pender way of doing things, growing the team and how processes and the business have evolved over the years. They also look back at some of their favorite moments from featured guests in our podcasts to major milestones for the firm. The podcast ends with a message from Dave to our listeners and the team.
Episode 99 – Summer Reading Recommendations
In this episode, Melanie Moore, Vice President of Marketing revisits many of our podcasts to find the best book recommendations from our featured guests. From John Mihaljevic to Dylan Grice, the compilation provides recommendations for everyone, from knowledge seekers to seasoned investors. You will find direct links to all the books featured in this podcast in the shownotes below and don’t miss the Pender Investment Team’s own Summer Resources List. Enjoy your summer reading!
Episode 98 – Introducing Patricia Perez-Coutts
In this episode Geoff Scott, Senior Vice President, Investments, hosts Patricia Perez-Coutts, Portfolio Manager of the Pender Emerging Markets Impact Fund. Patricia talks about her childhood curiosity for foreign countries and formative experiences in investment banking on her journey to becoming a portfolio manager. Patricia also discusses her passion for emerging markets, the Pender Emerging Markets Impact Fund and her investment strategy. She also shares some thoughts on inflation, rising interest rates and her take on the economies in certain countries. The podcast ends with a book recommendation from Patricia
Episode 97 – Winnie Cisar – CreditSights Inc
In this episode Geoff Castle, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, chats with Winnie Cisar, Global Head of Strategy at CreditSights Inc. Together they discuss Winnie’s background, her foray into investment banking and the series of career steps that led her to CreditSights, especially her many experiences at Wells Fargo. Winnie looks back on her time as a strategist during the pandemic and the decision-making process that led to some memorable calls. Geoff and Winnie also discuss Investment Grade and High Yield bonds, with some examples drawn from past and present experiences. The podcast ends with a book recommendation from Winnie.