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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.