83 episodes

What are SmarterMarkets?

They leverage technology to create markets that are more liquid, transparent, and secure, with lower transactions costs and fewer barriers to entry. Markets that empower individuals to improve their own lives and help us address the biggest challenges that we face as a society — including climate change and the energy transition.

How do we build SmarterMarkets? We’re starting with our weekly podcast exploring how both markets and technology can be redesigned to better serve market participants and society as a whole.

The podcast, presented by Abaxx Technologies, brings together the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them.

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    • 4.6 • 241 Ratings

What are SmarterMarkets?

They leverage technology to create markets that are more liquid, transparent, and secure, with lower transactions costs and fewer barriers to entry. Markets that empower individuals to improve their own lives and help us address the biggest challenges that we face as a society — including climate change and the energy transition.

How do we build SmarterMarkets? We’re starting with our weekly podcast exploring how both markets and technology can be redesigned to better serve market participants and society as a whole.

The podcast, presented by Abaxx Technologies, brings together the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them.

    When Markets Break Episode 1 | Beau Taylor, Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading, J.P. Morgan

    When Markets Break Episode 1 | Beau Taylor, Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading, J.P. Morgan

    In our inaugural episode of When Markets Break, David Greely welcomes Beau Taylor, J.P. Morgan's Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading to the SmarterMarkets™ studio to recount his experience in the U.S. Natural Gas market following Hurricane Katrina. Together they explore the risk miscalculations, market conditions, and elements of human nature that led to one of the largest hedge fund collapses on record. 

    In the episode, Greely and Taylor revisit how a multi-strategy hedge fund transformed into one big bet on winter natural gas prices, why their collapse didn’t lead to wider systematic distress in the financial market, and what learnings we can apply to better manage volatility in today’s LNG markets.

    • 44 min
    Summer Playlist Episode 6 | Robert Casamento, Global Climate Chair, Edelman

    Summer Playlist Episode 6 | Robert Casamento, Global Climate Chair, Edelman

    In overlapping crises of climate and trust — how do we work together to effect change?

    For the final track of our Summer Playlist, we sit down with Edelman’s Global Climate Chair, Robert Casamento, to explore the role of communication in unlocking necessary climate action. 

    Insightful for organizational and global leaders alike, Robert and David Greely cover how to use our common goal of 1.5° to align on practical solutions that meet short and long term energy and infrastructure needs.

    • 52 min
    Summer Playlist Episode 5 | Jack & Will Lundin of the Lundin Group

    Summer Playlist Episode 5 | Jack & Will Lundin of the Lundin Group

    We’re continuing our search for the minerals required to execute the energy transition. This weekend, we are thrilled to welcome Jack and Will Lundin of the Lundin Group to the SmarterMarkets studio! 

    In the fifth episode of our Summer Playlist, we’re diving into the Lundin family’s passion for exploration — and how a rising millennial generation of entrepreneurs and adventurers are building into a new commodity cycle and preparing for the great energy and supply chain transformation.

    A note from the SmarterMarkets Team:


    We recorded this episode with Jack and Will last week, and we would like to take a moment now to remember their father, Lukas Lundin, who died this week following a two-year battle with brain cancer.

    Lukas Lundin was a visionary with a passion for the mining industry. He and his brother, Ian, expanded the operations of the Lundin Group of energy and mining companies around the world, employing more than 15,000 people and creating billions of dollars for shareholders. Accomplishments aside, Lukas wanted to be remembered more simply as a company builder who was fun to work with.

    We want to extend our sympathies to the Lundin family for their loss, and our gratitude for the friendship, kindness, and generosity that Lukas Lundin offered to members of our Abaxx and SmarterMarkets family. He will be missed, and we would like to dedicate this episode to him.

    • 39 min
    Summer Playlist Episode 4 | Robert Friedland, Founder & Executive Co-Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines

    Summer Playlist Episode 4 | Robert Friedland, Founder & Executive Co-Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines

    We're ending the hottest week of the year with a splash of cold water! Join host David Greely for an unforgettable interview with icon of industry, Robert Friedland, examining the commodities, resource and geopolitical requirements for the energy transition.

    In under an hour, we tackle the startling projections from S&P's Future of Copper report, the threat of losing touch with where things actually come from, and the staggering infrastructure prerequisites to achieve the renewable energy scale required to green the global economy.

    • 56 min
    Summer Playlist Episode 3 | Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading, Trafigura

    Summer Playlist Episode 3 | Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading, Trafigura

    What can we extract from traditional commodity markets to standardize and scale our carbon markets?

    On our third installment of the SmarterMarkets Summer Playlist, we catch up with Trafigura’s Global Head of Carbon Trading, Hannah Hauman, diving into the vital role of supply chain managers and trading companies in helping manage risk and ensuring carbon removals projects can achieve scale and meaningful climate impact. 

    Together, Hannah and David Greely explore the difficulties corporates face in seeking future-proof strategies to achieve their net-zero targets, the role of market mechanisms and price discovery in developing the voluntary carbon markets, and the need for consistent, predictable policy across both compliance and voluntary markets.

    • 38 min
    Summer Playlist Episode 2 | Michelle Dennedy, CEO, PrivacyCode, Inc.

    Summer Playlist Episode 2 | Michelle Dennedy, CEO, PrivacyCode, Inc.

    We are diving right into the deep end this weekend with former SmarterMarkets™ host and PrivacyCode CEO, Michelle Dennedy. We’ll be discussing protecting our privacy in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade, building a better global information economy, and what Gen X can teach Gen Z, or vice versa.

    In the second installment of our Summer Playlist, Michelle and Dave explore how to build data systems that remain resilient in a time of extreme uncertainty — and the opportunity for self sovereign identity as we navigate increasingly high levels of physical, legal and financial risk.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

chutchatx ,

Great summary on challenges with energy transition

Curry’s points appear very well thought through and are helpful. Helped me understand this transition cycle and how he expects it to play out

Spinnaker123 ,

Good but....drawn out

Great topics, and interesting, but please stop parsing out the episodes like this is some Netflix multi season show. You audience here is competent and wants the full dose straight away. 3 stars until corrected.

kanute2020 ,

Erik talks too much

I try and listen to hear the guest but Erik talks for like 5 minutes straight and says the same thing 3 times before the guest can speak.

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