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Well-known institutional investor and author Jon Lukomnik hosts Outside In, the interdisciplinary podcast for financial professionals who value different thinking. We interview fascinating people – from Shakespeare scholars to financial data scientists – to see what the financial community can learn from non-traditional sources and from traditional sources thinking in non-traditional ways. We’re breaking down the silos which too often surround the financial community. Come listen to the sounds of the walls collapsing.

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Well-known institutional investor and author Jon Lukomnik hosts Outside In, the interdisciplinary podcast for financial professionals who value different thinking. We interview fascinating people – from Shakespeare scholars to financial data scientists – to see what the financial community can learn from non-traditional sources and from traditional sources thinking in non-traditional ways. We’re breaking down the silos which too often surround the financial community. Come listen to the sounds of the walls collapsing.

    Brandon Rees, Deputy Director Corporations and Capital Markets of AFL-CIO, on Proxy Voting, Overworked Americans and the Retirement Savings Crisis.

    Brandon Rees, Deputy Director Corporations and Capital Markets of AFL-CIO, on Proxy Voting, Overworked Americans and the Retirement Savings Crisis.

    Brandon Rees is the Deputy Director, Corporations and Capital Markets for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
    The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 labor unions who represent 12.5 million members. Union sponsored and Taft-Hartley pension and employee benefit plans hold approximately $540 billion in assets.
    The AFL-CIO Office of Investment promotes the interests of workers’ funds in the capital markets by leading corporate governance shareholder initiatives and advocating for legislative and regulatory reform. Brandon Rees is also a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s standing advisory group. He received his B.A. in Economics and J.D. from U.C. Berkeley.
    On this episode of Outside In, Brandon talks with Jon about the importance of proxy voting, why Americans are overworked and the retirement savings crisis. They also discuss why 2022 was the year of the anti-ESG backlash and aligning the long-term investment horizons of retirement savers with their investments.

    • 30 min
    Sara E. Murphy of The Shareholder Commons: Challenging Capitalism to Work to Its Optimum.

    Sara E. Murphy of The Shareholder Commons: Challenging Capitalism to Work to Its Optimum.

    Sara E. Murphy is Chief Strategy Officer at The Shareholder Commons which she joined in 2020 after 22 years working in sustainable investing and environmental and social advocacy. Sara began her career working for NGOs in the international development and disaster response fields. In 2001, she transitioned into Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) research for the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), where she specialized in bioengineering and defense contracting research. After leaving IRRC, she spent several years at The Cadmus Group, an environmental consultancy. In 2005, Sara moved to Frankfurt, Germany to work as a senior sustainability analyst for Fortis Investments’ SRI fund management team. Fortis Investments was acquired by BNP Paribas Asset Management during Sara’s tenure. She moved back to Washington, DC in 2011, where she launched her independent consultancy on sustainable investing and corporate responsibility.
    Sara grew up in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which fundamentally shaped her understanding of the business world’s long reach and influence. On this episode of Outside In Sara talks with Jon about challenging capitalism to work to its full potential, why, in some cases, companies should forfeit a certain amount of value if that value comes at the expense of broader portfolio value, keeping the baby of price discovery and throwing out the bathwater of externalized social and environmental costs. Sara also discusses her many reasons for remaining so optimistic.

    • 31 min
    Laurence B. Siegel: Breaking Down 'Fewer, Richer, Greener' for a Brighter, Optimistic View of the Future.

    Laurence B. Siegel: Breaking Down 'Fewer, Richer, Greener' for a Brighter, Optimistic View of the Future.

    Laurence B. Siegel is the Gary P. Brinson director of research at the CFA Institute Research Foundation, senior advisor to OCP Capital LLC, and an independent consultant, writer, and speaker specializing in investment management.
    Laurence is a respected thought leader at the intersection of finance and economics and is the author of 'Fewer, Richard, Greener' which at one point was the No. 1 economics book on Amazon.
    On this episode of Outside In, Laurence and Jon break down 'Fewer, Richer, Greener' to understand why he is optimistic about the future. They also discuss how finance has evolved during his lifetime and the role of capital markets in the energy transition.

    • 31 min
    Sarah Bloom Raskin: The State of Economics Today, Climate Risk, Grief, and the Power of Love.

    Sarah Bloom Raskin: The State of Economics Today, Climate Risk, Grief, and the Power of Love.

    Sarah Bloom Raskin is the Colin W. Brown Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University Law School. She has served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury for the United States, the second highest official in that cabinet department under President Obama. As Deputy Secretary, she focused on the resilience of the country's critical financial infrastructure and elevated cybersecurity to the level of providence it has today.
    Professor Raskin also served as a member of the Federal Reserve under then chair Ben Bernanke, where she helped set monetary policy as a member of the Open Market Committee and oversaw the nation's payment system. Finally, she was Maryland's Commissioner of Financial Regulation during the global financial crisis.
    In all those positions, she brought a strong public policy perspective, which included consumer protection, economic justice, diversity and inclusion, and public service excellence. In other words, she sees the role of the financial system as serving society rather than being the master of it.

    On this episode of Outside In Sarah talks with Jon about the state of economics today, how climate risk has become falsely controversial in the U.S. and the importance of asking the right questions. She talks about how businesses and households build a capacity for ruggedization and making policy tools for a changed earth. Sarah talks openly about loss, grief and the power of love.

    • 33 min
    Jeffrey Cruttenden, Cofounder at Say and Acorns: Simplifying Investing, Empowering Shareholders and Backing the Ambitious FinTech Founders Shaping the Future of Financial Services

    Jeffrey Cruttenden, Cofounder at Say and Acorns: Simplifying Investing, Empowering Shareholders and Backing the Ambitious FinTech Founders Shaping the Future of Financial Services

    Jeffrey Cruttenden is the co-founder of Acorns and Say, two FinTech success stories. Acorns, the first micro investing platform, created to simplify and democratize investing, which is now a decade old, has helped 9 million customers invest some $15 billion Into diversified portfolios, Say, a technology platform for open communication between companies and their owners, is transforming stock ownership by connecting shareholders and empowering them to access their full ownership rights.
    Jeff has now teamed with partners to form Treasury, which in a very short time has become the go-to private equity firm for startup and early stage financial technology companies. Treasury has funded companies seeking to disrupt everything from how people vote at corporate annual general meetings to how we prepare our taxes.
    Jeff graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College. He was a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in 2016.
    On this episode of Outside In Jeff talks with Jon about building Acorns, the importance of the sense of shared ownership for investors and backing the ambitious FinTech founders shaping the future of financial services. Jeff also talks about clearing the mind, the importance of friends and family and how not to let working on the most important things in the world distract you from the most important things In life.

    • 30 min
    James Shinn, Executive Director at Bitt: Geopolitical Threats, Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Transformational Opportunities of the Digital Economy.

    James Shinn, Executive Director at Bitt: Geopolitical Threats, Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Transformational Opportunities of the Digital Economy.

    James Shinn, Digital Currency Economist, Executive Director at Bitt, is a special level of polymath. He has filled his life with four successful careers in technology, finance, academia, and government. Read on for a brief highlights tour.
    Technology
    Following time at AMD, Jim co-founded Dialogic, one of the first telecommunications firms using digital signal processing. Ultimately, it was sold to Intel. He was then an advisor or co-founder for various tech startups, including cybersecurity firm Haystack Labs, and data analytics firm Predata.
    Government
    Jim was the Assistant Secretary of Defense where his responsibilities included some of the United States of America's most global complex issues, including North Korea and China. He was also involved in developing DOD's policies for the war in Afghanistan, for which he gained the reputation for realistic analysis as well as the Defense Department's highest civilian medal. Jim has also worked at the CIA and the Office of the National Director of Intelligence. Most recently, he focused on the question of technology issues and China from a national interest point of view for the State Department.
    Finance
    Jim's career started as a commercial banker for Chase. He continued to add a number of FinTech companies to the list of startups that he co-founded or advised, including Longitude, a derivatives trading platform and Kenshō Financial, a financial data analytics firm.
    Academia
    Jon first met Jim 20 years ago when he and his co-author Peter Govi, were examining corporate governance issues following the collapse of Enron and WorldCom. The book they wrote brilliantly analyzes the links between governance, finance, and politics. Jim has also written books and articles with such stars as Jeffrey Garton, Richard Arbitrage, Harold Brown and Bob Zelnik. Jim was a visiting lecturer at Princeton for eight years.
    His latest undertaking is helping central banks develop digital currencies which he talks with Jon about on this episode of Outside In. They also discuss geopolitics and US foreign policy monetary policy and the digital economy and self sovereign identity for Web3.

    • 29 min

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