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Listen to well-known investor Mark Yusko discuss the latest trends and developments in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). Discover why the most innovative growth companies (Companies of the Future) are embracing the SPAC merger to go public. Each show Mark interviews market luminaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs from the worlds of finance, investing and fintech. Mark is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. Known as a provocative thinker and engaging speaker, Mark frequently presents at conferences around the country, on podcasts and on national TV on investment-related topics and portfolio management strategies. Mark hosts the Around The World with Yusko podcast and co-hosts HedgeD with a Capital D podcast. Learn more about the funds that Morgan Creek manages at http://www.morgancreekcap.com

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Listen to well-known investor Mark Yusko discuss the latest trends and developments in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). Discover why the most innovative growth companies (Companies of the Future) are embracing the SPAC merger to go public. Each show Mark interviews market luminaries, thought leaders and entrepreneurs from the worlds of finance, investing and fintech. Mark is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management. Known as a provocative thinker and engaging speaker, Mark frequently presents at conferences around the country, on podcasts and on national TV on investment-related topics and portfolio management strategies. Mark hosts the Around The World with Yusko podcast and co-hosts HedgeD with a Capital D podcast. Learn more about the funds that Morgan Creek manages at http://www.morgancreekcap.com

    SPAC #Edge: The Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact: A Scientific Sponsor Meets a SPAC Sponsor

    SPAC #Edge: The Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact: A Scientific Sponsor Meets a SPAC Sponsor

    In this episode of SPAC #Edge, Mark Yusko speaks to a SPAC sponsor and the CEO of a company that went public via a SPAC. Laura Niklason, MD., PhD., founder and CEO of Humacyte, a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company, and Rajiv Shukla, CEO of Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp, provide their unique perspective of the SPAC process from each side of the SPAC structure. Humacyte, a first-in-class business and the ideal type of business for a SPAC, recently completed a merger with Alpha HealthCare’s SPAC.
     
    You’ll hear about their experience around the SPAC merger process and how science fiction, in their experience, truly became science fact.
     
    To learn more about SPACs, Morgan Creek, and the investment solutions we offer, visit us on the web at https://www.morgancreekcap.com or contact us at IR@morgancreekcap.com.

    • 59 min
    The Competitor’s #Edge: John Wu’s Journey from Baseball to Hedge Funds to SPACs

    The Competitor’s #Edge: John Wu’s Journey from Baseball to Hedge Funds to SPACs

    In this episode of SPAC #Edge, Mark Yusko speaks to John Wu, a fintech executive and technology investor, who has been in the hedge fund industry for over 20 years. John shares how his competitive nature and ability to analyze, anticipate and visualize the future in his formative years was the pathway to his career in finance and eventually into the SPAC space. You’ll hear John’s take on what makes SPACs so special and how he became interested in them over the years, from 2015 when the rules changed to present day. One of John’s objectives is to allow the average investor to gain access to companies of the future, and in this episode, you’ll get a glimpse of how that’s possible.
     
    To learn more about SPACs, Morgan Creek, and the investment solutions we offer, visit us on the web at https://www.morgancreekcap.com or contact us at IR@morgancreekcap.com.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Interview with Peter Early, Exos Financial

    Interview with Peter Early, Exos Financial

    In this episode of SPAC #Edge, Mark Yusko speaks to Peter Early, Head of Business Development at Exos Financial. Peter talks through his background, his entrepreneurial endeavors and overall career, and then delves into the vision and experience of Exos around the SPAC structure. Mark and Peter speak in-depth about the innovative ways Exos thinks about SPACs and the different ways to participate in the life cycle of a SPAC. You’ll hear the main differences between, and a few similarities to, a traditional IPO and a SPAC merger.  
     
    Tune in to hear about the dual personality of a SPAC and how it benefits the market and the common investor. You’ll also hear Peter’s take on the coolest part of a SPAC. You won’t want to miss it.
     
    To learn more about SPACs, Morgan Creek, and the investment solutions we offer, visit us on the web at https://www.morgancreekcap.com or contact us at IR@morgancreekcap.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Interview with Dewey Tucker, Exos Financial

    Interview with Dewey Tucker, Exos Financial

    Mark Yusko is back for a second episode of Morgan Creek’s SPAC #Edge podcast where he’s speaking with Dewey Tucker, Partner and Head of Trading Strategies at Exos Financial. They talk about the history of the SPAC market as well as some specialized strategies to take advantage of the unique structure of a SPAC. In addition, the SPAC lifecycle, from SPAC to merger to de-SPAC, is explained. You’ll hear about stat arbitrage versus SPAC arbitrage, using leverage, risk management, and market making.
     
    Tune in to find out what Exos’ #Edge is in the SPAC market and to learn more about this new industry that doesn’t appear to be going away. 
     
    To learn more about SPACs, Morgan Creek, and the investment solutions we offer, visit us on the web at https://www.morgancreekcap.com or contact us at IR@morgancreekcap.com.

    • 48 min
    Interview with Brady Dougan, CEO and Founder, Exos Financial

    Interview with Brady Dougan, CEO and Founder, Exos Financial

    In this first episode of Morgan Creek’s SPAC #Edge podcast series, Mark Yusko sets the stage for the theme of the podcast and shares what makes Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) so special. Throughout the series, Mark will interview the most knowledgeable players in the SPAC space. In this inaugural episode, Mark interviews Brady Dougan, the former CEO of Credit Suisse and now Founder and CEO of Exos Financial, an innovative fintech investment bank.  He’ll discuss what a SPAC is, how it can be structured, and why investing in SPACs is the best way to get access to the “companies of the future.” You’ll hear Mark and Brady’s take on this exciting space and how it could reshape the economy.
     
    To learn more about SPACs, Morgan Creek, and the investment solutions we offer, visit us on the web at https://www.morgancreekcap.com or contact us at IR@morgancreekcap.com.

    • 55 min

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