Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.
John Schlifske on the Legacy of Northwestern Mutual (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with John Schlifske, who is chairman, president and chief executive officer at Northwestern Mutual. He rose through the ranks after having joined the company in 1987 as an investment specialist. Northwestern Mutual has more than $300 billion in total assets and $31 billion in revenues, and underwrites more than $2 trillion in life insurance.
Shirl Penney on Building a $100 Billion RIA Platform (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Shirl Penney, who is the founder of Dynasty Financial Partners, a leading integrated platform services company for independent wealth-management advisory firms. Penney currently serves as Dynasty's president and CEO and is a member of its board of directors. The firm has over $60 billion in assets on its platform.
Gary Chropuvka on Financial Engineering (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Gary Chropuvka, who recently joined the quantitative asset management firm WorldQuant as president. He was previously the co-head of the quantitative investment strategies team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Bill Gurley on Entrepreneurs and Technology (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with legendary venture-capital investor Bill Gurley, who has spent more than 15 years as a general partner at Benchmark Capital. Prior his work in venture capital, Gurley spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at Credit Suisse First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. He was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. He is also the author of the long-running Above the Crowd blog, which focuses on the evolution and economics of technology businesses.
Jeff Immelt on Crisis Management and Leadership (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeff Immelt, who is a venture partner at the global venture capital and private equity firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Prior to joining NEA in 2018, Jeff was the ninth chairman of GE and served as chief executive officer for 16 years. He has received 15 honorary degrees and numerous awards for business leadership, and chaired the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness under the Obama administration. His new book is “Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company,” a memoir of leadership in times of crisis.
William J. Bernstein on Crowd Behavior (Podcast)
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with the financial theorist and retired neurologist William J. Bernstein, who co-founded the investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors and has written several books on finance and economic history. His titles include “The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World Was Created,” “A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World,” and “Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History.” He was also the 2017 winner of the James R. Vertin Award from CFA Institute. His latest book is “The Delusions of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups.”
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Enjoy the podcast until the ads come out of nowhere and bust my eardrums. OK with ads, but please have them the same volume as the podcast.
Gets great guest - like Bill Gurley. Entire podcast more or less on Bill’s previous life. Not a question about what areas of innovation he is most excited or hopeful about or how he thinks. History lesson. Better podcasts out there.
Mostly Rubbish when Carol speaking
Only reason I subscribe is to listen to the weekly magazine article piece, out every Friday.