In each episode of "Exchanges at Goldman Sachs," people from the firm share their insights on developments shaping industries, markets and the global economy.
Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Trading
Mathew McDermott, head of Digital Assets for Goldman Sachs’ Global Markets Division, discusses the cryptocurrency trading environment for institutional investors.
The Short and Long of Recent Volatility
The volatile start to 2021—with some heavily-shorted stocks unexpectedly skyrocketing in late January—seemed to have subsided. But with some of these stocks again on the rise, we ask what factors caused this volatility, how likely it is to repeat, what could prevent this, and what it signals about, or for, markets. Allison Nathan, creator and editor of the firm’s Top of Mind report, turns to former SEC Chair Arthur Levitt, Wellington’s Owen Lamont, and Goldman Sachs’ co-head of Global Prime Services, Kevin Kelly, for answers.
How Healthcare CIOs Are Investing Capital Through a Public Health Crisis
Paget MacColl, co-head of the Americas Institutional Client Business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, shares takeaways from GSAM’s annual healthcare diagnostic, which surveys CIOs of nonprofit healthcare organizations and hospital systems. MacColl is joined by Stefan Strein, chief investment officer for the Cleveland Clinic, who talks about managing a portfolio through a public health crisis and why he’s particularly excited about the investment opportunities in tech and ESG.
How Small Businesses Are Faring Entering Year Two of the Pandemic
To start the episode, Joe Wall of Goldman Sachs’ Office of Government Affairs gives an overview of survey results from nearly 1,300 Goldman Sachs Small Businesses participants who answered questions about PPP funding, access to capital, affordable healthcare, the personal toll of COVID-19, and more. Then, two graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Brent Reaves of Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que in Texas and JoEllen Hockenbrough of Providence Power Yoga in Rhode Island, share their personal stories about leading a business through a pandemic and how they’re staying resilient and optimistic looking toward the future.
Digital Transformation and the Future of Software
Kash Rangan, lead software analyst for Goldman Sachs Research, talks about how the pandemic has accelerated investment in the software sector and the key opportunities that lie ahead.
Markets Update: Inflation and Equities
Peter Oppenheimer, Goldman Sachs’ chief global equity strategist and head of Macro Research in Europe, talks about why the changing mix of policy support in this cycle suggests a possible inflection point towards a more reflationary environment.