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Take 15 Podcast Presented by CFA Institute is a series of 10-15 minute interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics in market and credit risk as well as ethics. CFA Institute is a global membership organization that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. CFA Institute leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence and vigorously advocating fair and transparent capital markets. Host: Lauren Foster Producer: M ...
 
Quick coverage of the leading practitioner journal in the investment management community. Get a 5 minute snapshot of each issue of the Financial Analysts Journal in the Editor's Snapshot with Managing Editor Heidi Raubenheimer. Also find summaries of the research articles and interviews with authors. All the original Journal articles can be found on https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ufaj20/current
 
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Perfect risk estimates do not exist, so how do we balance risk and reward? Risk scholar Allison Schrager, author of the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief “Learning About Risk Management: Insights from Unconventional Risk-Takers,” provides insights on the nature of risk and uncertainty and potential reward and how to manage the trade-off. ____…
 
Charlotte Beyer, founder and former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors and author or the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief “Relationship Alpha: The Emerging Competitive Advantage in Wealth Management,” explains what relationship alpha is and why it’s important and how advisers can better serve their clients. ____ ► Subscribe to the Ta…
 
This is a summary of “Toward ESG Alpha: Analyzing ESG Exposures through a Factor Lens” by Ananth Madhavan, Aleksander Sobczyk, and Andrew Ang, published in the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal. Summary: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/financial-analysts-journal/2020/toward-esg-alpha…
 
This is a summary of “Should Mutual Fund Investors Time Volatility?” by Feifei Wang, CFA, Xuemin (Sterling) Yan, and Lingling Zheng, published in the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal. Summary: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/financial-analysts-journal/2020/should-mutual-fund-investors-time-volatility…
 
This is a summary of “Reports of Value’s Death May Be Greatly Exaggerated,” by Robert D. Arnott, Campbell R. Harvey, Vitali Kalesnik, and Juhani T. Linnainmaa, published in the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal. Summary: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/financial-analysts-journal/2020/reports-of-values-death-may-be-…
 
This is a summary of "Portfolio Choice with Path-Dependent Scenarios” by Mark P. Kritzman CFA, Ding Li Grace (TianTian) Qiu, David Turkington CFA, published in the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal. Summary: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/financial-analysts-journal/2020/0015198X-2020-1841539…
 
Matt Hougan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management and co-author of the CFA Institute Research Foundation brief, “Cryptoassets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency for Investment Professionals,” discusses valuation, risks, and what watch for on the horizon. ____ ► Subscribe to the Take 15 channel here https://www.you…
 
Herman Warren, Africa Director for The Economist Corporate Network, discusses the economic and social impact of Covid-19 on sub-Saharan Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, the outlook for the continent post-pandemic, whether the commodities boom will turn into a supercycle, the role of China, and what Africa can expect from the Biden…
 
Andrew Lo discusses his various fields of expertise and research with Anastasia Diakaki. Professor Lo's most recent work in healthcare finance, more timely than ever, serves as the starting point for a conversation covering the COVID-19 pandemic, machine learning applications in biopharma, artificial intelligence and the interpretability of machine…
 
Episode #452 Will Digital Asset Securities Revolutionize Capital Markets? Serial technology entrepreneur and investor Carlos Domingo, CEO and co-founder of Securitize, discusses blockchain technology and the power of digital securities, or security tokens, to drive liquidity for private securities and democratize access to investing. Topics discuss…
 
Episode #451 Investing in Esoteric Assets Rishi Ganti, CFA, founder of Orthogon Partners, a private investment fund focused solely on esoteric assets, explains why he searches for what he calls esoteric assets and why this is the area where investors should be hunting for opportunities. Episode Transcript: https://cfainst.is/3pvys5u Topics discusse…
 
Episode #450 How to Make Smarter Decisions about Money Paul Sullivan, author of the Wealth Matters column for The New York Times and the Money Game column in GOLF Magazine, discusses why it’s important for financial advisers to discuss money scripts with clients and for families to talk to their children about money. A lifelong golfer, Paul also sh…
 
Dirk Willer, a managing director and global head of emerging market strategy at Citi and co-author of Trading Fixed Income and FX in Emerging Markets: A Practitioner's Guide, discusses the outlook emerging market economies amid the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, what to expect from China, and his guide to trading foreign exchange.…
 
Episode #448 A Quant Pioneer Reflects on Machine Learning, Big Data, ESG, and Value Investing John Chisholm, CFA, co-CEO and co-founder of Acadian Asset Management, a global, quantitative investment manager, takes the audience deep into the world of machine learning and data science as he discusses where he sees innovation taking place and what is …
 
In this episode #447, Troy Prince founder of Wall Street Bound discusses how his organization is creating pathways of success for urban youth through careers in finance, despite the many challenges they often face. Episode Transcript: http://static.3playmedia.com/p/files/5648975/threeplay_transcripts/16831037?format_id=46&project_id=18442&format=pd…
 
Episode #446. Salim Ramji, CFA, Global Head of iShares and Index Investments for BlackRock, discusses three ETF trends investors should be watching and the outlook for the industry in 2021 and beyond. Episode Transcript: http://static.3playmedia.com/p/files/5596947/threeplay_transcripts/16696191?format_id=46&project_id=18442&format=pdf Topics discu…
 
This is a summary of “Levered and Inverse Exchange-Traded Products: Blessing or Curse?” by Colby J. Pessina and Robert E. Whaley, published in the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal. Summary: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/financial-analysts-journal/2020/levered-and-inverse-exchange-traded-products…
 
Heidi Raubenheimer, managing editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, provides an overview of the First Quarter issue of 2021, featuring the following articles: “Levered and Inverse Exchange-Traded Products: Blessing or Curse?” “Should Mutual Fund Investors Time Volatility?” “Reports of Value's Death May Be Greatly Exaggerated” “Toward ESG Alpha: …
 
Episode #445 What Lies Ahead for the Investment Management Industry? Heather Brilliant, CFA, chief executive and president of Diamond Hill Capital Management, discusses the outlook for active management, value investing, and small caps and what these forces mean for the future of the industry and CFA charterholders. Episode Transcript: http://stati…
 
Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett to the Great Literary Detectiv Episode #443. Robert G. Hagstrom, CFA, senior portfolio manager at EquityCompass and author of the New York Times bestseller "The Warren Buffett Way," discusses his writing process, managing high active share portfolios, and hiring and firing portfolio managers. Episode transcript…
 
Episode #441. Marko Papic, a partner and chief strategist at Clocktower Group and author of Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future, takes listeners on a geopolitical tour that starts with his constraints-based framework and continues through the recent US presidential election to US-China relations, Brexit, the Middle…
 
Episode #440. It has been 20 years since the last major antitrust case in the US, and with the recent bi-partisan investigation, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook are now seemingly in the government’s crosshairs. Join us with founder of SGH Wealth Management’s Sam G. Huszczo, CFA, CFP as we explore the historical parallels of Microsoft’s antitrus…
 
The Power of Words and Leading with Compassion Episode #438. Shundrawn Thomas, president of Northern Trust Asset Management, discusses what true diversity, equity, and inclusion look like, the importance of “compassionate leadership” during the pandemic, and whether or not he is encouraged about the possibility of real change when it comes to addre…
 
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