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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 Lessons: From Baseball to Bitcoin and Brené Brown

    Investing Lessons: From Baseball to Bitcoin and Brené Brown

    Michael Falk, CFA, a partner at the Focus Consulting, applies the lessons he learned as a competitive baseball pitcher to investment teams and discusses the importance of creating a sell discipline for losers and winners in an investment portfolio, his many writing projects, and living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

    • 41 min
    Understanding Risk Management: From Surfing to Retirement

    Understanding Risk Management: From Surfing to Retirement

    Perfect risk estimates do not exist, so how do we balance risk and reward? Risk scholar Allison Schrager, author of the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief “Learning About Risk Management: Insights from Unconventional Risk-Takers,” provides insights on the nature of risk and uncertainty and potential reward and how to manage the trade-off.

    • 27 min
    Why Financial Advisers Must Generate Relationship Alpha

    Why Financial Advisers Must Generate Relationship Alpha

    Charlotte Beyer, founder and former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors and author or the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief “Relationship Alpha: The Emerging Competitive Advantage in Wealth Management,” explains what relationship alpha is and why it’s important and how advisers can better serve their clients.

    • 36 min
    Cryptoassets: Complex, Risky, and Exciting

    Cryptoassets: Complex, Risky, and Exciting

    Matt Hougan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management and co-author of the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief, “Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for Investment Professionals,” discusses valuation, risks, and what watch for on the horizon.

    • 41 min
    Investing in Africa: Perspective from the Continent

    Investing in Africa: Perspective from the Continent

    Herman Warren, Africa Director for The Economist Corporate Network, discusses the economic and social impact of Covid-19 on sub-Saharan Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, the outlook for the continent post-pandemic, whether the commodities boom will turn into a supercycle, the role of China, and what Africa can expect from the Biden administration.

    • 37 min
    Machine Learning Applications: What We Can Learn from Healthcare Finance

    Machine Learning Applications: What We Can Learn from Healthcare Finance

    In episode #449, Andrew Lo, Professor of Finance at MIT, talks about the application of machine learning techniques in his work on healthcare finance. He discusses the issue of interpretability of ML results, and the skills that finance professionals need.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Snoochie02 ,

Long form conversations

Love the podcasts but its too short I find. I would a long form conversations with more deep dives into topics. Thanks

Michel_515 ,

Episode 426

Episodes like this one where expert knowledge is shares with the listeners really sparks my interest.

Very good podcast overall with interesting content worthy of the CFA designation.

Keep it up

jesserwill ,

Great Content, Poor Sound Quality

Top notch insights related to Investment Management. However, the sound quality is poor, lots of wind/background noises and choppiness.

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