9 episodes

LSE Act.Count.Think is a student-led podcast that serves as a platform for professionals and scholars to share their insights in order to keep you updated with the most pressing matters in business and finance. The conversation is conducted by Lewis Patterson (2019/20) and Danyal Adnan (2018/19), MSc Accounting and Finance students at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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LSE Act.Count.Think is a student-led podcast that serves as a platform for professionals and scholars to share their insights in order to keep you updated with the most pressing matters in business and finance. The conversation is conducted by Lewis Patterson (2019/20) and Danyal Adnan (2018/19), MSc Accounting and Finance students at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Deborah Taylor: ESG Investing and Equity Research

    Deborah Taylor: ESG Investing and Equity Research

    ACT Hosts Reeva Rathod and Lewis Patterson speak with Deborah Taylor, who was previously a Director at Barclays Investment Bank, focusing on Sustainable and Thematic Research. Deborah discusses the impact Environmental, Social and Governance factors are having on both the investment community and the Equity Research divisions of investment banks. She also gives her advice on students wishing to become involved with ESG Equity Research and Investing. 

    • 15 min
    Dennis Sugrue: Credit Ratings Agencies and ESG Factors

    Dennis Sugrue: Credit Ratings Agencies and ESG Factors

    Lewis Patterson chats with Dennis Sugrue, a Senior Director at Credit Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings. Dennis discusses the important role Credit Rating Agencies play in the market today, as well as covering the recent rise in Environmental, Social and Governance Factors (“ESG”) and their impact on credit analysis. Dennis also provides his advice on careers for finance students, highlighting the benefits of credit ratings as a platform for a career in finance.

    • 26 min
    Nick Anderson: IFRS® Standards and the “End of Accounting”

    Nick Anderson: IFRS® Standards and the “End of Accounting”

    In a new season of Act.Count.Think LSE student Lewis Patterson chats with Nick Anderson, ex-Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity Research, who now sits on the influential International Accounting Standards Board. Nick discusses the Board’s role, the current challenges facing the Accounting Standards and the continued usefulness of annual reporting. He also offers some advice on careers within Asset Management, as well as commenting on the usefulness nowadays of the CFA® for students and professionals ali

    • 25 min
    Plamen Monovski: All Things Investing

    Plamen Monovski: All Things Investing

    Plamen Monovski is a seasoned investor who helped build the emerging markets team at Blackrock, and served as Managing Director there before joining Renaissance Asset Management as CIO. Today, Plamen is an angel investor on a mission to transform investing in private companies using the power of quant.

    If you are interested in learning more about Plamen's investment course, please reach out to him at plamenmonovski1970@googlemail.com

    • 24 min
    Georgia Stevenson: Breaking Into Venture Capital

    Georgia Stevenson: Breaking Into Venture Capital

    In this episode, LSE student Danyal Adnan sits with Georgia Stevenson, Associate at Northzone, a global early-stage VC fund. Danyal asks Georgia about her journey from being a management student at Cambridge Judge Business School to an Associate in Venture Capital and what she learned along the way. Georgia also shares her advice for LSE students who wish to pursue a career in VC.

    • 16 min
    Puja Turner: Debt Capital Markets in Emerging Economies

    Puja Turner: Debt Capital Markets in Emerging Economies

    Puja Turner is Executive Director and Head of CEEMEA Loan Finance at J.P. Morgan. Puja completed her MBA from Wharton and went on to lead capital markets teams at top banks like Deutsche and Goldman Sachs, before coming back to JP Morgan to head the CEEMEA Loan Finance Team. In this conversation, she explains what debt financing is all about and what role it plays in stimulating growth in emerging markets. Puja also shares her advice for LSE students aiming to pursue a career in leveraged finance. 

    • 21 min

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