29 episodes

The FEG Insight Bridge is a podcast spanning global markets and institutional investments. Greg Dowling, FEG CIO and Head of Research, interviews some of the world’s leading investment, economic, and philanthropic minds to provide insight on how institutional investors can survive and thrive in the world of markets and finance. Find out more at www.feg.com/insight-bridge-podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed in this podcast constitutes an offer, or an invitation to make an offer, to buy or sell any securities. Clients of FEG may maintain positions in the securities discussed in this podcast. Listeners are strongly encouraged to consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

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The FEG Insight Bridge is a podcast spanning global markets and institutional investments. Greg Dowling, FEG CIO and Head of Research, interviews some of the world’s leading investment, economic, and philanthropic minds to provide insight on how institutional investors can survive and thrive in the world of markets and finance. Find out more at www.feg.com/insight-bridge-podcast. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. Neither the information nor any opinion expressed in this podcast constitutes an offer, or an invitation to make an offer, to buy or sell any securities. Clients of FEG may maintain positions in the securities discussed in this podcast. Listeners are strongly encouraged to consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

    The Power Law with Sebastian Mallaby

    The Power Law with Sebastian Mallaby

    This episode of the FEG Insight Bridge features Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and renowned journalist and author whose works include More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite and The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, among others. The focus of this discussion is Sebastian’s most recent book, The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. Sebastian also shares his thoughts on the unique nature of Silicon Valley, the enormous influence of key venture capitalists on the industry, and the art and responsibility of storytelling. Listen in on this fascinating conversation to better understand the mysteries of venture capitalism, the mindset of successful VCs, and why governance is crucial, even—or especially—for decacorns.

    • 48 min
    Captain Hook Sails for Home, Departing Wisdom From a Retiring CIO

    Captain Hook Sails for Home, Departing Wisdom From a Retiring CIO

    The decorated and well-loved CIO, Jonathan Hook, joins Greg for this riveting episode of the FEG Insight Bridge where the two discuss Jonathan’s broad career from banking to university endowments to private foundations.  Jonathan shares his insights on topics ranging from his approach to asset allocation and building out investment offices, his philosophy as a CIO, and plans for his impending retirement. He also discusses the Weinberg Foundation’s highly lauded diverse manager program. You won’t want to miss this engaging episode!

    • 48 min
    The Children Are Our Future with Sir Chris Hohn

    The Children Are Our Future with Sir Chris Hohn

    This episode of the FEG Insight Bridge features Sir Chris Hohn, founder, managing director, and portfolio manager of The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI), which includes the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), a charity Chris endowed that seeks to improve the lives of children and adolescents living in poverty in developing countries through strategies that have lasting impact. In recognition of his incredible philanthropic activities, Chris was knighted by the Queen of England! Known for a deep commitment to his convictions, Chris shares his thoughts on finding companies with moats, when (and how) to be an activist, and why climate change should matter to everyone. Chris’ keen insights, hilarious anecdotes, and shrewd observations remind us that being liked is not nearly as important as being tenacious—and, of course, being right. Be sure to listen in on this illuminating conversation!

    • 36 min
    Damsel in Distressed with Dominique Mielle

    Damsel in Distressed with Dominique Mielle

    This episode of the FEG Insight Bridge features Dominique Mielle, well-known distressed debt investor, former partner and senior portfolio manager at Canyon Capital, and author of the book Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds. After 20+ years in distressed debt investments, she published the first-ever hedge fund memoir by a woman. Dominique and Greg discuss what it was like to be the only woman in the room (and an immigrant, no less), what inspired her to write a book about her experiences, and why she decided to retire before 50. Dominique also explains why diversity is a key asset for hedge funds, how the recent changes in Fed activity are affecting the distressed landscape, and which American habit she simply cannot stand.

    • 42 min
    The Progress Machine with Larry Siegel of the CFA Institute Research Foundation

    The Progress Machine with Larry Siegel of the CFA Institute Research Foundation

    Join Greg as he sits down with the CFA Institute Research Foundation’s Director of Research Laurence “Larry” B. Siegel to discuss why investors have many reasons to be optimistic about the forward progression of society (and the economy). In this engaging episode, Larry talks about his new book, Richer, Greener, Fewer, offers a historical perspective on globalization and inflation, talks frankly about his endowment model debate versus Richard Ennis, and why investors should feel optimistic about the market. He also debunks several investment myths and shares his take on the ultimate investment strategy: buy, hold, and forget. This episode is one for the books that will leave listeners more knowledgeable and optimistic about the world we live in! 

    • 43 min
    2022 Endowment & Foundation Investment Trends: What All the Cool Kids Are Doing

    2022 Endowment & Foundation Investment Trends: What All the Cool Kids Are Doing

    Join Greg as he sits down with Wellington Management’s Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond to discuss the ins and outs of the current investment landscape for endowments and foundations (E&Fs). Cara is responsible for researching investment policy and portfolio construction and advising clients on portfolio risks and opportunities, with a focus on Endowments and Foundations. 
    In this episode, Cara shares the top five E&F investment trends for 2022, including how institutions are rethinking their strategic asset allocations, how institutions are gearing up to face the coming environment of rising rates and inflation, her insights on navigating public-private crossover, strategies for investing in China, and different approaches to ESG implementation. She also breaks down some of the misconceptions around endowment models, discusses how to lean into innovation, and how to determine if a manager is right for you. You won’t want to miss this episode! 

    • 38 min

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