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Take 15 Podcast

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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Investing in Farmland

In episode #059, Shonda Warner discusses the prospects for the agriculture industry, how to invest in farmland, and risks in the farmland sector.

11mins

2 Sep 2010

Rank #1

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Investment Lessons from John Maynard Keynes

In episode #251, Elroy Dimson discusses his research on John Maynard Keynes, collectables, and indices, and draws out some investment lessons from the past.

5mins

17 Dec 2014

Rank #2

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Analyzing Hedge Funds

In episode #058, Ted Seides, CFA, discusses hedge funds, due diligence, and quantitative/qualitative issues with hedge fund selection.

8mins

26 Jul 2010

Rank #3

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Marc Faber: Money Printing Bad, Hard Assets Good

In episode #167, Marc Faber, editor of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report", speaks about his views on money printing, inflation, central banking, China, the Eurozone, and the Fed’s monetary policy.

14mins

29 Aug 2012

Rank #4

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Behavioral Finance Compared to Efficient Markets

In episode #085, Christopher Malloy contrasts the efficient market hypothesis and behavioral finance and discusses how investors can think about an inefficient market.

10mins

26 Jan 2011

Rank #5

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Geopolitics: Why It Is Important and Current Hot Spots

In Episode #310, Willis Sparks, director of global macro at Eurasia Group, argues that geopolitics is an important subject deserving of the attention of all investment professionals. Sparks believes an understanding of geopolitics is both a source of both alpha and an important consideration in risk management. Additionally, Sparks takes viewers around the globe to discuss the geopolitical hot spots deserving of investors’ attention right now.

16mins

28 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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The State of European Banks and Credit Markets after the Financial Crisis

In episode #081, Matt King discusses how recent regulation affects credit investors and markets, noting that these are palliatives that are overshadowed by huge debt accumulation.

9mins

29 Dec 2010

Rank #7

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Considerations in Emerging Market Debt Investing

In episode #076, Kristin J. Ceva, CFA, discusses how emerging market debt fits into a global portfolio from the perspectives of risk, return, and correlation.

5mins

12 Nov 2010

Rank #8

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Hans Humes Discusses Investing in Emerging Market Debt

In episode #393, Hans Humes, founding partner, CEO, and chief investment officer of Greylock Capital, has deep experience investing in distressed debt in emerging markets. In this episode (recorded in mid-October 2019), he discusses the outlook for Argentina, factors that are different about investing in emerging markets that investors should be aware of, and his top pick for a long-term investment.

12mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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The Second Wave of Developing Economies

In episode #213, Economist Dambisa Moyo discusses her views on the transformative role emerging markets are playing in the global economy.

12mins

17 Jul 2013

Rank #10

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An Introduction to Impact Investing

In episode #209, Professor Harry Hummels explains impact investing and shares his insights on how and why impact investing is similar to and different from traditional investing.

18mins

12 Jun 2013

Rank #11

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Fixed Income for the Next Thirty Years?

In Episode #278, David Schawel, CFA, discusses the appropriate role for fixed income as investors contemplate the end of a thirty year bull market in rates. Schawel also discusses how professional investors use Twitter and his outlook for Marketplace lending. 

8mins

11 Feb 2016

Rank #12

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The Future of Energy

In Episode #288, Energy expert Amy Myers Jaffe walks through the breadth of innovation in the energy markets both in traditional energy sources (e.g., oil) and so-called alternative energy technologies (e.g., solar). Energy breakthroughs have lowered the costs of alternatives dramatically and provide a viable channel for both capital investment and government policy to flow. In particular, Jaffe expects a wave of climate change related policies to push economies more forcefully into alternatives going forward.

11mins

3 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Finding Investments in a Low Yield Environment

In episode #177, Leo J. de Bever discusses ways of finding global investment opportunities in the current low yield environment.

15mins

31 Oct 2012

Rank #14

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Nouriel Roubini on What Could Trigger the Next Global Recession

Episode #396. Nouriel Roubini, sometimes known as “Dr. Doom" for his gloomy predictions, lays out four "games of chicken" that could crash the global economy and markets: US-China trade war, the US-Iran conflict, Brexit implications, and Argentina. He also shares his views on the US presidential elections in 2020 and why crypto is a "scam" and bitcoin "the most over-hyped technology ever."

20mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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It's long past time for investors to pay attention to Africa

In episode #268, Will Ortel and Melissa Cook, CFA, discuss why it’s critical for companies and investors to pay attention to the continent, where they can fruitfully devote their attention, and how it is emerging as a battleground for a new category of company. 

12mins

2 Sep 2015

Rank #16

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U.S. Residential Real Estate Markets and Financing

In episode #070, Michael Lustig discusses the state of the U.S. residential real estate market and the future of residential mortgage securitization finance including the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

9mins

27 Sep 2010

Rank #17

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The Future of Fixed Income

In Episode #356, Priscilla Hancock, a managing director, senior fixed-income specialist, and head of the fixed-income insights team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why investors should stay in fixed income, what attributes fixed-income portfolios should have to be well positioned for the future, and where there are risks and opportunities in the municipal bond markets.

21mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Crush of Debt Threatens First World

In episode #176, Lacy H. Hunt examines research that demonstrates how current levels of first world debt threaten to cause an economic catastrophe unless action is taken soon.

15mins

31 Oct 2012

Rank #19

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Dodd Frank Act: A New Paradigm for Family Offices

In episode #193, David Guin, a partner at Withers Bergman LLP, discusses the implications of the SEC’s new definition of family offices and explains what a good compliance policy should look like.

8mins

7 Mar 2013

Rank #20