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Illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks. Download now, listen later and reflect at length.

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Illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks. Download now, listen later and reflect at length.

    Yanis Varoufakis on the State of Europe

    Yanis Varoufakis on the State of Europe

    Episode #405. Yanis Varoufakis discusses the lessons he learned during his tenure as Minister of Finance of Greece and how they led to his co-founding DiEM 25, the pan-European movement for the democratization of Europe. In this short interview, he shares his views on the relationship between politics and the investment industry and the role of capital markets within society.

    • 17 min
    Olof Granstrom on Facts and Truth

    Olof Granstrom on Facts and Truth

    Olof Granstrom discusses the concept of factfulness and his work on helping people understand the world through data. In this short interview, Granstrom talks about dealing with conflicting facts and incorporating them into decision making.

    • 13 min
    From Activist to Altruist: Bill Browder's Journey

    From Activist to Altruist: Bill Browder's Journey

    In episode #403, human rights activist Bill Browder discusses the role personal history and timing played in his career trajectory. From the founding of Hermitage Capital Management just after the fall of the Soviet Union, to his current role fighting state-sponsored corruption and human rights abuses through the Magnitsky Act, Browder shares his evolution from rebel capitalist, to activist investor, to full-time human rights activist, detailed in his book, Red Notice.

    • 13 min
    Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory

    Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory

    Episode #402. Stephanie Kelton explains modern monetary theory, a new approach to economics. She explains how to break free of the myths and misunderstandings about money and the role of taxes, debt, and deficits that have hamstrung policymakers around the world.

    • 18 min
    Integrating ESG in Fixed-Income Investing

    Integrating ESG in Fixed-Income Investing

    In episode #401, Kathleen M. Bochman, CFA, discusses the state of the art of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) integration in fixed-income management.

    • 9 min
    The End of a Decade

    The End of a Decade

    In this 400th episode of the Take 15 Podcast, Mebane Faber, a cofounder and chief investment officer of Cambria Investment Management, and our guest host, Rodney Sullivan, CFA, discuss industry trends and global asset allocation strategy as we head into a new decade of the 2020s. Mr. Faber cautions investors about "home country bias" and recommends allocating investments toward the world market portfolio, particularly with lofty valuation levels in the United States from an historical perspective. Mr. Faber discusses changes to the industry that will affect financial advisers, including the impact of zero commissions and the rise of systematic or quantitative investing. He also shares why he believes financial advisers need to reassess their business risks as we enter the later stages of the economic cycle.

    • 14 min

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