39 episodes

Hosts Alex Steger, Frank Talbot, and Chris Sloley ask the best investors about their worst mistakes, and (crucially) what they learned from them.

We hear from some of the brightest minds in markets, advice, and analysis to glean their gravest errors and discover how they beat their blunders to become better investors today.

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Hosts Alex Steger, Frank Talbot, and Chris Sloley ask the best investors about their worst mistakes, and (crucially) what they learned from them.

We hear from some of the brightest minds in markets, advice, and analysis to glean their gravest errors and discover how they beat their blunders to become better investors today.

    Ep. 39: Morgan Housel and Chris Davis

    Ep. 39: Morgan Housel and Chris Davis

    Veteran fund manager Chris Davis and best-selling author Morgan Housel share some of their worst investment mistakes and the lessons they learned from these errors. In short, buying and holding great stocks is much harder than you think! 

    • 33 min
    Ep. 38: Joe Wiggins

    Ep. 38: Joe Wiggins

    Are humans completely prone to investment mistakes? Behavioural investment expert Joe Wiggins believes there are a multitude of traps even the most hardened of investor will fall into, so what can you do about it?

    In the final episode of the series, Wiggins, who has worked across major UK institutions and is now chief investment officer of research group Fundhouse, tackles the waking nightmare of thematics, the pain of past performance and the hubris of high-profile investors.

    • 38 min
    Ep. 37: Desiree Fixler

    Ep. 37: Desiree Fixler

    The truth path to ESG enlightenment is not paved with positive intentions but must be drilled home by the threat of meaningful punishment. That is the view of ESG expert Desiree Fixler, who oversee the sustainability efforts at DWS before being ousted and ultimately outlining what she saw as misaligned or misguided industry standards around sustainable investing.

    In this special episode, Desiree, who now works for non-profit group VentureESG, casts a critical eye over the world of ESG investing and looks at the most common mistakes investors and companies alike are falling into.

    We also hear from Jamie Catherwood on a historic treasure hunt that left investors more underwater than the precious jewels they were seeking.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 36: Howard Marks

    Ep. 36: Howard Marks

    Where are we in the market cycle? Legendary investor Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, shares his observations and discusses where the 'pendulum' may be heading in this interview with Alex Steger and Alex Rosenberg. Recorded live in San Francisco on November 17th.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 35: John Kampfner

    Ep. 35: John Kampfner

    Politicians have never been under greater scrutiny, but it is important to work out whether they are mad, bad, irrational or a hostage of fate.

    In a special Mistakes Were Made recorded at Citywire Berlin 2022 with author and commentator John Kampfner, which came after the political expert had shared his experience of where he thinks the world is headed.

    In this podcast, Kampfner, who has covered political change in Europe and beyond since the 1980s, reveals what he thinks is the currently the biggest political mistake that is being lived through, while also looking at the
    strange impact of a 24-hour news cycle.

    Plus, Investor Amnesia’s Jamie Catherwood takes a closer look at how the boom in the automobile industry led a surge – and inevitable pop – in the burgeoning rubber markets of Malaysia.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 34: Andrew Beer

    Ep. 34: Andrew Beer

    Dynamic Beta investments' Andrew Beer is having a banner year with his managed futures strategy up big while just about everything else is down. But he’s not always been on the right side of a major bubble burst, as explains to Frank and Alex.

    • 33 min

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