Rank #1: 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.
Dec 17 2014
Rank #2: Analyzing Hedge Funds
In episode #058, Ted Seides, CFA, discusses hedge funds, due diligence, and quantitative/qualitative issues with hedge fund selection.
Jul 26 2010
Rank #3: 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.
Aug 29 2012
Rank #4: Valuation: Lessons Learned from the Crisis
In episode #135, Steven J. Sherman discusses the role of the International Valuation Standards Council and how it differs from that of the accounting standard setters.
Dec 15 2011
Rank #5: 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.
Feb 11 2016
Rank #6: ROE The Wrong Performance Measure for Banks (Take 15 Series)
In episode #132, Robert Jenkins cites the flaws in the traditional Return on Equity (ROE) measure in measuring bank financial performance and proposes some much needed alternatives.
Dec 28 2011
Rank #7: CIO's Insights on Corporate Governance
In Episode #339, Chris Ailman provides his insights as a CIO on dealing with governance issues in the marketplace. The interview provides a comprehensive overview of a range of topics from governance issues and the mistakes companies make to the latest trends in the ESG world.
Aug 02 2018
Rank #8: A New Take on Behavioral Finance
In episode #147, Greg B. Davies explains the concept of behavioralizing finance and the implications for the wealth management industry.
Apr 04 2012
Rank #9: The Difference Between Model Ambiguity and Uncertainty
In episode #216, Nobel Prize Winner Thomas J. Sargent discusses his views on model ambiguity and how uncertainty over the correct choice of distribution plays a big part in the pricing of risk.
Aug 14 2013
Rank #10: 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.
Jun 12 2013
Rank #11: 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.
Oct 31 2012
Rank #12: 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.
Oct 31 2012
Rank #13: A Ten-Minute Tour: The Hottest Geopolitical Issues
In Episode #345, Matt Gertken, geopolitical strategist at BCA Research, shares his thoughts on some of the current largest geopolitical topics that we should all be thinking about. From China to Russia, via the United States, there is a lot to consider in terms of the big picture. Mr. Gertken talks about the likely shift in power from west to east—both politically (global influence) and economically (trade wars). With China facing domestic demands as well as global ones, the topic of the country’s growth outlook makes for fascinating listening.
Sep 17 2018
Rank #14: Ending Super-Cycles and Their Investment Opportunities
In Episode #299, BlackRock managing director and CIO of model-based fixed income strategies, Thomas B. Parker, CFA, describes the three major super-cycles coming to a close and the investment opportunities that exist therein. Also, listen as he provides a very contrarian view about the role of central banks in the current interest rate environment.
Jan 04 2017
Rank #15: Capitalizing on Experience
In Episode #340, investment strategist Joachim Klement, CFA, explains how seasoned investors might better capitalize on their experience, shares his views on a range of behavioral biases that affect the decision-making of both asset managers and asset owners, and weighs in on the efficacy of certain valuation conventions and market anomalies.
Aug 08 2018
Rank #16: Good Governance Goes a Long Way for This Pension Fund
In episode #210, Jim Leech, president and chief executive officer at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, discusses the state of the pension fund industry.
Jul 03 2013
Rank #17: The Biology of Risk Taking
In episode #265, John Coates, research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge, researches the biology of risk taking and stress. Previously, he traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. Dr. Coates’s book, The Hour between Dog and Wolf, was short-listed for both the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award and the UK Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize. His research on risk taking has attracted interest from business, medicine, the military, and elite sports teams. Foreign Policy named Dr. Coates one of the most influential thinkers of the year. He holds an MPhil and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Jul 29 2015
Rank #18: 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.
Mar 07 2013
Rank #19: Daniel Kahneman Discusses the Past and Future of Behavioral Finance Research
In episode #158, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman discusses behavioral finance with Ashvin Chhabra, including what insight the discipline can lend to the global financial crisis and the direction of future research.
Jul 19 2012
Rank #20: Global Investing in the New World Order
In episode #122, With much of the developed world in a sovereign debt crisis, what implications will this have on your portfolio risk profile, benchmark, and asset allocation? Having spent his entire career in emerging market and non-U.S. investments, Jeffrey P. Davis, CFA, describes what he believes is a fundamental shift in the global market portfolio.
Oct 05 2011