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The world of finance has a huge impact on all of us. This show aims to explore and unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the investing business, via interviews with masters of the real life money maze.

Expect tips for mastering capital allocation, making better business decisions, strategies for taking your career to the next level, and revelatory profiles of leading industry figures.

Whether you're a current or aspiring investment professional, a regular investor, or a student exploring career options, we hope you gain some helpful insights and enjoy the shows. Thank you for listening!

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    • 4.9 • 164 Ratings

The world of finance has a huge impact on all of us. This show aims to explore and unravel some of the mysteries surrounding the investing business, via interviews with masters of the real life money maze.

Expect tips for mastering capital allocation, making better business decisions, strategies for taking your career to the next level, and revelatory profiles of leading industry figures.

Whether you're a current or aspiring investment professional, a regular investor, or a student exploring career options, we hope you gain some helpful insights and enjoy the shows. Thank you for listening!

Visit our website to learn more & access further content: moneymazepodcast.com (https://www.moneymazepodcast.com/)

    How to Make Money in the $275 Trillion* Energy Transition & Can Tesla Survive?

    How to Make Money in the $275 Trillion* Energy Transition & Can Tesla Survive?

    Whether you’re a believer in the timelines, or sceptical about its urgency, the energy transition is underway, and its ramifications are immense. Both for the climate and for investors, the new order is challenging the old.

    In this conversation, Per Lekander, a veteran of the energy and utility space, discusses the failings of the wind and solar industries but also the opportunities which exist for investment.

    He evaluates competing energy sources, the rising temperature challenge, the runway ahead for electrification and the changes ahead for autos. 

    He expands on his negative view on Tesla, why Mercedes has such a technological edge, changes in battery technology and how he navigates the long and short worlds in his funds.

    Clean Energy Transition LLP is a thematic alternative investment management firm focused on fundamental equity investing across global long/short and long only investment strategies.

    Its funds were first launched by Partner, Portfolio Manager and CEO, Per Lekander, at Lansdowne Partners (UK) LLP in 2015.

    Today, the Firm manages c. US$2.7bn in assets for a diversified institutional client base, seeking to capitalise on the transformational changes occurring in the global energy sector, with a primary goal of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns. 

    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council. 

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Novo Holdings: Controlling Shareholder of Novo Nordisk, Europe's Most Valuable Company - With CEO, Kasim Kutay

    Novo Holdings: Controlling Shareholder of Novo Nordisk, Europe's Most Valuable Company - With CEO, Kasim Kutay

    In this interview, we welcome the CEO of Novo Holdings, which manages the assets and wealth of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, one of the world’s largest enterprise foundations.

    Novo Holdings is part of the Novo Group, which also incorporates Novo Nordisk and Novonesis (who combined are responsible for much of Novo Holdings’ inflows).

    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Their purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon their heritage in diabetes. 

    Novonesis, also part of Novo Group, serves 130 markets with enzymatic, microbial and advanced protein solutions.

    As of year-end 2023, Novo Holdings had total assets under management of €149bn (DKK 1,114 bn). In addition to managing a broad portfolio of equities, bonds & other assets, it also has a substantial allocation into life sciences. 

    In this illuminating discussion, Kasim shares Novo Holding’s asset allocation, their corporate structure, the European regulatory context, their long term mission and the importance of the foundation’s life-saving work.

    Kasim also covers balancing disbursements to the Novo Nordisk Foundation & re-investment in the fund, some criteria for working with external managers, their engaged ownership approach (especially in life sciences) and why they’re comfortable as a public firm.

    He also discusses the challenge of increasing antibiotic resistance, how biology is assisting in the green transition and the breathtaking development of medical research (including the revolutionary role of AI in diagnostics).

    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council.

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    • 38 min
    The 30% Club and the Future of Institutional Investment Management - With Hanneke Smits, Global Head of Investment Management, BNY Mellon

    The 30% Club and the Future of Institutional Investment Management - With Hanneke Smits, Global Head of Investment Management, BNY Mellon

    Research demonstrates that diverse companies outperform their less diverse peers. The 30% Club’s mission, led by Chairs and CEOs, is to increase gender diversity at board and executive committee levels. 

    In this episode, current 30% Club Global Chair Hanneke Smits, assesses the shifts underway to increase female representation across the corporate landscape, why PE lags public investing in this regard and what still needs to be done.

    She also reflects on working in both PE and public markets, the future trajectory of passive & active, and the challenges each presents to investors. She then discusses the qualities needed as a leader and mentor, including the difference between “being liked and being respected”. 

    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council.

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    • 38 min
    LSEG: Partnering with Microsoft and Why London Remains a Leading Financial Hub - With LSEG CEO, David Schwimmer

    LSEG: Partnering with Microsoft and Why London Remains a Leading Financial Hub - With LSEG CEO, David Schwimmer

    If you were asked ‘What is the London Stock Exchange Group, (LSEG)?’, most investors would answer, ‘the London Stock Exchange, of course.’ Yet, the correct answer would be, “well that’s only 5% of revenues today”, and then you might pause and wonder what the rest is…

    In this conversation with David Schwimmer, a veteran of Goldman Sachs, and CEO of the LSEG since 2018, we examine an organisation that today has revenues of £8bn, an operating income of £2.8bn and a market capitalisation of approximately £50bn. LSEG is the 14th largest company in the UK, employing 25,000 people in 70 countries, and is now 4% owned by Microsoft (as of May 2024). 

    David explains the LSEG business today, how they are the no.1 globally in real time financial data, how they serve customers in areas from risk-analytics, FX, bond trading, KYC, ALM verification. He discusses the partnership with Microsoft, and the rapid shifts in technology, as well as their impact on business execution and enhancing productivity.

    Finally we have an earnest conversation about the UK, which has the second largest pension market in the world, London’s enviable position, and why persistent negative press around delisting may have created a stronger narrative than the facts would suggest.

    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council.

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    • 54 min
    Why the World Economy Gets a B Grade - With Baroness Dambisa Moyo (Economist, Legislator & Author)

    Why the World Economy Gets a B Grade - With Baroness Dambisa Moyo (Economist, Legislator & Author)

    Armed with a degree, MBA, MPA, and a PhD, the author of 5 bestselling books, a trained economist, a previous employee of Goldmans Sachs, a life peerage in the House of Lords, sought after board member, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and on Oprah Winfrey’s “O” Power List, our guest today seems to have it all!

    Dambisa Moyo has written about why development aid to Africa isn’t working, the economic vulnerability of the West, China’s single minded-focus, why democracies are under threat, and how company boards can work more effectively. 

    In this conversation we laser in on her assessment of developed markets’ economic growth, or lack thereof, and where she sees the investment opportunities.

    She discusses where the UK and Germany are failing, why excessive regulation is a problem, how she weighs up bonds versus stocks, EM versus DM equities. 

    She also covers why Warren Buffett may be spot on with his energy investments, and how the US economic boom masks a more stagnant picture in emerging markets (home to 90% of the world population). 

    She finishes with some fabulous advice for young people: “No doesn’t mean never!”

    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council.

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    • 49 min
    Money Maze Podcast 2024 Trailer

    Money Maze Podcast 2024 Trailer

    Through direct, entertaining & insightful interviews with masters of the real life money maze, we hope to learn about different approaches to allocating capital, making business decisions and navigating the pitfalls that line the paths to prosperity. 

    Each episode, with invite leading figures from the investment management and finance sector onto the show, who share their investment insights and career tips with our community. We're driven by a commitment to opening up the industry, which can often be shrouded in the fog of jargon and apparent complexity. 

    To provide listeners with a wider perspective, we also occasionally feature guests from the arts or wider business world.

    The interviews is available completely free on all major podcast apps, on YouTube and via www.moneymazepodcast.com

    If you have any questions or guest ideas, feel free to email us at info@moneymazepodcast.com.

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    ​​The Money Maze Podcast is kindly sponsored by Schroders, IFM Investors and the World Gold Council.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

Chloe Tranter ,

Brilliant listen!

Simon presents financial information in a clear and concise way. Incredibly invaluable resource for anyone looking to enhance their financial literacy and their financial goals.

WilliamT1234 ,

Insightful, Informative, Engaging

The Money Maze podcast blends together all that it means to be engaging. I feel as if I’m a fly on the wall at a fireside chat between friends. From life lessons about resilience to the rabbit holes of deep financial acumen, or even a step back to look at the wider picture of how the greats got where they are. I find this podcast amazing, I love to hear the behind the scenes of SWAG, or how to market God, there is so much variety and insight from every quarter. I feel informed, engaged and a beneficiary of real insight when I am lucky enough to listen in and cut a path through the Money Maze.

John00000000001 ,

Excellent podcast

Fascinating subject matters and very in depth analysis

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