Formerly Take 15, Guiding Assets is the flagship podcast of CFA Institute and the definitive program for the investment management industry. As stewards of the investment industry, Guiding Assets will feature intimate conversations with some of the most influential people from the world of finance about the topics that matter most to investment professionals. The show will also share crucial insights and best practices to help guide investors to make smart, ethical decisions. Guiding Assets will continue to help build a better world for investors.
Art Investing is a $1.7T+ Asset Class. Should It Be In Your Portfolio?
Ever considered investing in art as an alternative asset class? Allen Sukholitsky, CFA, joins us to discuss his role at Masterworks — an asset management firm that specializes in art as an investment vehicle. From how the concept of fractional shares of art really works to why it can be a great inflation hedge, this episode is a fascinating look into an often mysterious asset class.
Rising Rates & Equity Duration: What Bonds Can Tell Us About Equity Valuations
While rising interest rates have had serious consequences for investors, there are some stocks that are performing better in the current financial climate. John Tobin, CFA, returns to the show to discuss the state of dividends and “equity duration,” and what that means for dividend payers versus non-dividend payers in a rising rate environment.
Exploring the Energy Market Outlook for 2022 and Beyond
Energy price volatility has taken investors on quite a roller coaster ride over the past few years. From historic lows at the onset of the global pandemic to the surging highs seen in recent weeks, it begs the question if what we’re witnessing in the energy sector will continue, and for how long? Kathryn Downey Miller, CFA, VP of Energy Strategy at FactSet, helps shed a light on power, oil, and natural gas sectors while discussing the intricate nuances that have critical impacts on energy markets and what it means for investors.
Breaking Down the Winning Principles of Private Equity Investing
Private equity, once an esoteric corner of Wall Street, has reached Main Street. Private equity companies are woven into the fabric of our economy. In fact, the wealth controlled by the major private equity firms is more than $12 trillion, surpassing the GDP of some nations.
That’s why it’s never been more important to understand this global economic engine. Sachin Khajuria, founder and chief investment officer at Achilles Management and author of the book Two and Twenty, offers a glimpse into the winning traits and principles behind private equity and explains how best players in the industry manage to stay so successful.
The Evolution of ETFs and Their Role in Today’s Market
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become very popular among both Wall Street and Main Street investors. Combining aspects of mutual funds and conventional stocks, ETFs are typically viewed as low- cost, low-risk investments. But as we experience more increased volatility and uncertainty, what does the future hold for the ETF ecosystem? Samara Cohen, managing director and chief investment officer of ETF and Index Investments for BlackRock, shares her thoughts on what the future holds for ETFs and what she believes is the next stage of the ETF evolution.
How can you overcome noise and bias in decision making?
What is noise? In the context of decision making, it is unwanted variability in judgment. For investment management professionals, there’s no room for errors in judgment, not when they are counted on to deliver for their clients. In this episode of Guiding Assets, we talk with Olivier Sibony, professor of strategy at HEC Paris and coauthor of Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment. Oliver provides examples and methods for reducing noise and bias, and therefore error in decision making. Employing decision hygiene will give you more confidence in the judgments your firm makes. Be sure to listen and follow Olivier at https://twitter.com/SibOliv and https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliviersibony/.
Happy I found this
found this show recently. I’m been a CFA for almost a decade but didn’t know this existed. Great content and top tier guests. Look forward to more investment focused contents. Just lay off the climate and ESG stuff. Too much of that lately.
Episodes run too long
In the first episode they say each episode will be 25 minutes max. 2nd episode: 35 minutes long. Stick to your promises!