The Wall Street Lab is a podcast that explores the world of finance from an insider perspective. The host, Andreas von Hirschhausen interviews top financial professionals in the fields of private equity, hedge funds, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, asset management, venture capital, management consulting, trading and many more. The themes range from investment related topics, financial markets and news, career development in finance, favourite books, personal habits, just to name a few.
Michael Berns of PwC - Busting Myths about AI in Finance and adoption its around the world
Michael Berns is Director for AI & FinTech at PwC. Michael has a broad background across blue chip names such as Morgan Stanley & Moody's as well as a range of smaller innovative AI Firms.
In this episode we revisit AI in Finance and Banking and we are busting some myths about common misconceptions people have about it’s adoption. We also get into the difference in AI adoption across several regions across the world. We talk about regulation, use cases, and much more.
Lutfey Siddiqi - Global Risk Management, and Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Institutions
Lutfey is a Visiting Professor-in-Practice (IDEAS) at LSE, the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also is a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at the LSE Systemic Risk Centre.
In this episode we explore the realm of global risk management and then deep dive into a key ingredient in making financial firms more resilient: inclusion and diversity.
Robert Almgren - A Deep Dive into Optimal Trade Execution in Fixed Income and Futures Using Quantitative Methods
Robert Almgren is the Chief Scientist and co-founder of Quantitative Brokers. Rob was previously a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, the University of Toronto, and currently teaches High-Frequency Markets at Princeton University.
In this episode we get deep into the weeds of optimal trade execution, particularly in Fixed Income and Futures markets. We talk about the history, theory, and practice of minimizing trading costs by minimizing slippage in fixed income markets.
Timo Pfeiffer - An Intro to Indices - creation, use cases, and maintenance
Hello and Welcome to another episode of the Wall Street Lab Podcast. With me is today's guest: Timo Pfeiffer. Timo is the Chief Markets Officer of Solactive and in charge of Research, Sales, and Communications.
In this episode we explore the world of indices. You all have heard of the biggest indices, use them probably every day, but how much do you know about their origin, creation, administration? This is our topic for today. We look at the life of an index from beginning to end.
Michaela Walsh - Founding the Women’s World Banking Movement, Financial Inclusion, and Female Entrepreneurship
Our guest today is Michaela Walsh. Michaela is an activist, scholar, mentor, educator, and author. She was the Founding President of Women’s World Banking. Women’s World Banking is the global leader in women’s financial inclusion.
We talk about the founding idea of women's world banking, the issues it wanted to solve, the story how it came into existence. We talk about Michaela’s experience in female financial inclusion and the positive effects of it.
Daniel Faggella - Use Cases for AI in Financial Services and where funding really goes
Daniel Faggella is the Founder, CEO, and Head of Research at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research. He is also a Member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI, a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
In this episode, we get into AI for financial services. Daniel talks about the true distribution of AI funding for banks, how one needs to cut through the tweets and press releases to check where money in AI is actually flowing.
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