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COVID-Crash special with Sam Sicilia and Martin Thompson

The Rules of Investing

Guests: Sam Sicilia, Hostplus; Martin Thompson, Frontier Advisors. The ASX200 has collapsed by more than 20% in just three weeks since COVID-19 went global. When markets fall so far and fast, it induces a state of panic for many investors. In this episode of The Rules of Investing, I sit down with two very special guests to get their take on the current situation, and to hear what we could lay ahead. The first is Sam Sicilia, Chief Investment Officer of Hostplus. With more than $50 billion of funds under management and one million members, Hostplus is one of Australia's largest superannuation funds. Under Sam's guidance, Hostplus has become the top performing super fund in Australia over 10 years, according to Superguide. Also joining us is Marty Thompson, Senior Consultant at Frontier Advisors. After studying science in his undergraduate degree, Marty undertook PhDs in Molecular Cell Biology and cancer research. He's also worked as a research scientist and teacher in virology at Murdoch University. Since starting his Masters of Applied Finance, Marty has worked as a Commercialisation Analyst at Melbourne University, and an Investment Analyst at Starfish Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on biotech startups. In the first part of the episode, we discuss the disease itself, including what we know and don't know, and how the spread of the disease could play out from here. We then turn to discussing the effects that the disease and associated disruptions could have on the real economy. Finally, we discuss the effects on financial markets and individual investors.

50mins

11 Mar 2020

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Ground And Pound MMA Show: Exclusive Interview with Sam Sicilia

OSG Sports

Barnburner's tour of MMA continues with an exclusive interview with Sam Sicilia.Joe and Sam look at the featherweight division of Bellator and the Carvalho fightEnjoy, y'all!

10mins

9 Sep 2019

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Sam Sicilia – Seizing on a Long Time Horizon at HostPlus (EP.103)

Capital Allocators

Sam Sicilia is the Chief Investment Officer of HostPlus, Australia’s AUZ 37 billion ($25B USD) Superannuation Fund.  Sam joined HostPlus in 2008 after a storied career in academia and the finance industry stretching back to the early 1990s. During that time, he held senior roles, both in Australia and internationally, consulting at Russell Investments, managing assets at Bank of Ireland, and consulting with Frontier Investment Consulting and Towers Perrin. Our conversation starts with Sam’s mathematics training and turns to his work over the last decade at HostPlus, covering the Fund’s long time horizon, his strategy to take advantage of that horizon, infrastructure investing for downside protection, private equity, venture capital in Australia, public equity focusing on people, hedge funds as a liquidity buffer, and working with a Board. Learn More Discuss show and Read the Transcript Join Ted's mailing list at CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com Join the Capital Allocators Forum Write a review on iTunes Follow Ted on twitter at @tseides For more episodes go to CapitalAllocatorsPodcast.com/Podcast

1hr 19mins

1 Jul 2019

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E60 - Sam Sicilia, Hostplus

Open the Pod Bay Doors

On first thought, a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of a superannuation fund seems an unlikely guest for Open The Pod Bay Doors. However, you'll soon hear how Sam Sicilia, Hostplus’ CIO of 10 years, has become a driver for investment into VC, and is overall passionate about tech innovation for the future prosperity of the Australian economy.We were excited to have Sam on the pod who gave us some great insights into Hostplus’ investments. Last year, Hostplus invested over $1 billion into venture capital, making the fund Australia’s largest VC investor, with capital into Blackbird Ventures ($160M), The IP Group ($100M), Artesian ($135M) & Main Sequence Ventures ($70M) to name a few. As one of Australia’s largest superfunds with almost $40B under management, Hostplus has become one of the most influential figures in the Australian tech venture capital sceneSam also discussed how their first dedicated VC investment (into Blackbird Ventures) came about, and delved into the importance of relationships with fund managers, private equity managers & venture capital managers. He also talked about why other superfunds should start investing more into VC, and gave some valuable advice for anyone looking to raise funds from superannuation companies.We were delighted to have had Sam on the pod, and hope you enjoy this episode!

1hr 20mins

31 Mar 2019

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E60 - Sam Sicilia, Hostplus

Open the Pod Bay Doors

On first thought, a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of a superannuation fund seems an unlikely guest for Open The Pod Bay Doors. However, you'll soon hear how Sam Sicilia, Hostplus’ CIO of 10 years, has become a driver for investment into VC, and is overall passionate about tech innovation for the future prosperity of the Australian economy.We were excited to have Sam on the pod who gave us some great insights into Hostplus’ investments. Last year, Hostplus invested over $1 billion into venture capital, making the fund Australia’s largest VC investor, with capital into Blackbird Ventures ($160M), The IP Group ($100M), Artesian ($135M) & Main Sequence Ventures ($70M) to name a few. As one of Australia’s largest superfunds with almost $40B under management, Hostplus has become one of the most influential figures in the Australian tech venture capital sceneSam also discussed how their first dedicated VC investment (into Blackbird Ventures) came about, and delved into the importance of relationships with fund managers, private equity managers & venture capital managers. He also talked about why other superfunds should start investing more into VC, and gave some valuable advice for anyone looking to raise funds from superannuation companies.We were delighted to have had Sam on the pod, and hope you enjoy this episode!

1hr 20mins

31 Mar 2019

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The MMA Report: Emmanuel Sanchez, Sam Sicilia, and Ricco Rodriguez

The MMA Report

This week on The MMA Report Podcast, Jason and Daniel recap take a look back at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 128 and get you ready for Saturday’s Bellator 198. Plus, Jason has interviews with Emmanuel Sanchez, Sam Sicilia, and Ricco Rodriguez. In the opening round of this week’s podcast, Jason and Daniel recap what happened last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 128. From Kevin Lee’s great performance in the main event to the controversial ending in the Ricky Simon vs. Merab Dvalishvili fight, they give their opinions on everything that took place at the Boardwalk Hall. Up next, they answer a listener submitted question about whether or not Nick Newell will be signed by the UFC and then it’s on to the interview portion of the podcast. Up first is Bellator featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez, who will be in the co-main event of Saturday’s Bellator 198. He talks about inspirational quotes and his matchup against Sam Sicilia. Following the conversation with Sanchez, you will hear Jason’s conversation with Sicilia, who spoke about making his Bellator debut last year and his upcoming matchup against Sanchez. Then in the final interview on this week’s podcast, Jason chats with Ricco Rodriguez about his fight on Thursday against Alex Nicholson in the main event of the CamSoda Legends event in South Florida. After the conversation with Rodriguez, Jason and Daniel discuss the CamSoda Legends event and then they preview Saturday’s Bellator 198. From the main event bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir to the MMA debut of Dillon Danis, they touch on all of the fights that will be part of the main card broadcast on the Paramount Network. Following the discussion on Bellator 198, they wrap up the podcast by discussing the upcoming free agency of former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast. Follow The MMA Report on Twitter and Facebook Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play The post The MMA Report: Emmanuel Sanchez, Sam Sicilia, and Ricco Rodriguez appeared first on Radio Influence.

1hr 46mins

25 Apr 2018

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Episode 19: UFC 203 notes, talking with Ben Saunders and Sam Sicilia

The UG - Underground MMA

In this weekend’s episode, host Jeremy Brand is joined by regular panelists Kirik Jenness and Chris Palmquist. Right off the bat, Ben Saunders joins the show to talk about his background in martial arts, combat sports, and being a nerd growing up. Saunders gives his unique take on the debut and CM Punk and his thoughts on what might be next in his own career. Next the guys jump into discussing the main event and co-main event for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 94, and finally Jeremy speaks with Sam Sicilia who fights on the card. Email any questions to info@ugpodcast.com and find the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, Facebook, Twitter and more! Also, be sure to check out our primary site at MixedMartialArts.com for all the best MMA news. Brought to you by LineupMedia.fm The post Episode 19: UFC 203 notes, talking with Ben Saunders and Sam Sicilia appeared first on The UG MMA Podcast.

1hr 11mins

14 Sep 2016

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UFC Seoul: Sam Sicilia Says His Skill Set Caught Up To Mindset; Hendo Never Bleeds

The MMA H.E.A.T. Podcast with Karyn Bryant and Alan Jouban

MMA H.E.A.T's Karyn Bryant spoke via Skype with UFC Featherweight Sam Sicilia and heard what he had to say about his upcoming UFC Seoul fight with Doo Ho Choi. Sam talks about the multiple times the bout was rescheduled, his KO style in the Octagon and why he's bored with certain fighters who are ranked above him. Sam also talks about training with Michael Chiesa and Julianna Pena, fighting abroad and he makes a keen observation about the legendary Dan Henderson.

16mins

13 Nov 2015