This podcast series features a lively debate between two of Barclays’ Research analysts taking opposing viewpoints on timely topics of importance to economies and businesses around the globe.
By hearing arguments and insights on both sides, we hope you will come away with a greater understanding of the economic implications of sometimes polarizing issues. For more insights from our experts: https://www.cib.barclays
What’s behind the recent UK market turmoil?
After the new UK government’s ‘mini-budget’ was announced, select UK markets slumped. In episode 49 of The Flip Side, Barclays Research analysts debate whether new fiscal policies or other market forces were the trigger.
Is this a make-or-break moment for ESG investing?
ESG investors face rising challenges to implement effective strategies due to increasing complexity and a lack of uniform standards. Our Research analysts debate how ESG investing may evolve in episode 48 of The Flip Side.
Is a new era of instability ahead?
Global economies are facing volatility and uncertainty after nearly 30 years of relative stability. Our analysts debate whether it's the end of an economic era.
Are consumers pulling back?
Consumer spending has been a bright spot amidst a range of shocks to the economy, but will they continue to spend? Our analysts debate.
As the private credit market grows will the risks increase?
Given the rapid growth of the private credit market, Research analysts Jeff Meli and Brad Rogoff debate the tradeoffs issuers and investors may face and whether the benefits outweigh the risks for both - and the wider economy.
Should corporate purpose shift from shareholder to stakeholder?
Government, social and corporate forces are converging to redefine corporate purpose. Listen to Global Head of Research Jeff Meli and Professor James C. Spindler discuss the case for and against stakeholder capitalism.
Are they reading a script???
This is not a natural conversation flow. If you’re going to have a script Just have bullet points and statistics
Smart people saying dumb things
There is no doubt that the host are incredibly intelligent, however there is nothing thought provoking presented. Multiple points are based on qualitative opinion versus quantitative market indicators. I doubt Barclays makes any money off of this podcast, as seen in the low quality of effort put forth.
Great Content, delivery needs work
The content is great, but the host speaks in a very unnatural cadence that makes it difficult to listen to. Reminds me of Ira Glass’ discussion of his own poor delivery when he first started broadcasting. A more natural, conversational speaking voice would push this podcast to 5 stars.