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FEG Bridge Insight with Dr. Mohamed El-Erian

Podcast | September 21, 2022

From his start with the International Monetary Fund to his current roles as president of Queens College, chair of Gramercy Funds, and chief economic advisor to Allianz, Mohamed El-Erian has a host of experience dealing with global macro issues and assisting policymakers across the globe with difficult economic situations. On this episode of the FEG Insight Bridge, Mohamed talks about his deep respect for central banks (and his disappointment with the Fed), and the intricacies of policymaking which must take into account political, social, and economic issues. He also discusses the seemingly conflicting signals from the stock and fixe income markets and how institutional investors should be repositioning their portfolios in response to market volatility. This is one episode you definitely won’t want to miss!

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The Power Law with Sebastian Mallaby

Podcast | August 16, 2022

Sebastian Mallaby, the Paul Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and renowned journalist and author whose works include More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite and The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan, among others, joins the FEG Insight Bridge. The focus of this discussion is Sebastian’s most recent book, The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future, and Sebastian shares his thoughts on the unique nature of Silicon Valley, the enormous influence of key venture capitalists on the industry, and the art and responsibility of storytelling. Listen in on this fascinating conversation to better understand the mysteries of venture capitalism, the mindset of successful VCs, and why governance is crucial, even—or especially—for decacorns.

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Captain Hook Sails for Home, Departing Wisdom From a Retiring CIO

Podcast | June 22, 2022

The decorated and well-loved CIO, Jonathan Hook, joins Greg for this riveting episode of the FEG Insight Bridge where the two discuss Jonathan’s broad career from banking to university endowments to private foundations. Jonathan shares his insights on topics ranging from his approach to asset allocation and building out investment offices, his philosophy as a CIO, and plans for his impending retirement. He also discusses the Weinberg Foundation’s highly lauded diverse manager program. You won’t want to miss this engaging episode!

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The Children Are Our Future with Sir Chris Hohn

Podcast | May 16, 2022

Never one to follow the status quo, Sir Chris Hohn joins Greg for this episode of the FEG Insight Bridge to discuss his unconventional approach to portfolio management, his deep passion for service, and his dedication to improving the world through his efforts in public health and climate change. Chris also explains the importance of philanthropy and why climate change is not only a key issue, it’s also an area ripe for first-mover advantage. Be sure to listen in on this illuminating conversation!

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Damsel in Distressed with Dominique Mielle

Podcast | April 7, 2022

As a former partner and senior portfolio manager at Canyon Capital, a $25 billion hedge fund, Dominique Mielle knows a thing or two about distressed debt. In this episode of the Insight Bridge, Dominique joins Greg to discuss the current fate of distressed investing, how market ups and downs helped her build resilience and a stronger stomach, why a diverse perspective is a powerful value-add, and what prompted her to write Damsel in Distressed, the first memoir of a woman in the hedge fund space.

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The Progress Machine with Larry Siegel of the CFA Institute Research Foundation

Podcast | March 16, 2022

Laurence B. Siegel, author of Fewer, Richer, Greener and Unknown Knowns, joins FEG’s Greg Dowling in a conversation on how history informs economics, the impact of de-globalization, four investment myths, and why MMT is neither modern, nor monetary, nor a theory. He also gives a behind-the-scenes look into his “debate” with Richard Ennis, and shares his take on what makes someone capable of becoming a billionaire. You won’t want to miss this captivating episode!

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2022 E&F Investment Trends: What All the Cool Kids Are Doing

Podcast | February 16, 2022

This episode of the Insight Bridge features Cara Lafond, multi-asset strategist for Wellington Management. Cara is responsible for researching investment policy and portfolio construction and advising clients on portfolio risks and opportunities, with a focus on Endowments and Foundations. In this episode, Cara details her top five E&F investment trends for 2022, including how institutions are rethinking their strategic asset allocations, what they are doing with fixed income, the private/public crossover, thoughts on China, and how institutions are investing in ESG.

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Memorandum of Understanding with Howard Marks

Podcast | January 11, 2022

Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital—one of the country’s best-known asset management firms specializing in alternative investments—joins Greg this week for an exclusive interview. In this episode, Howard shares the history of his famous memos, his perspective on today’s markets—including a decisive take on market cycles—as well as the artistry of investment and advice for committee members. With decades of investment experience and a lifetime of wisdom on the behavior of the markets, Howard offers a wealth of information and guidance that you’re sure to find insightful.

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Rethinking Risk & Return with Cliff Asness

Podcast | December 16, 2021

Co-founder, managing principal, and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management, Cliff Asness has decades of experience in quantitative investing, dating back to 1994. He is also an active researcher, a prolific author, and an award-winning financial manager. This week, Cliff joins the FEG Insight Bridge to talk about the current market, share his views on market efficiency and stagflation, and weigh in on whether AI will become sentient (and evil) in the next 100 years. You won’t want to miss this insightful episode!

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Roads to Nowhere: Politics, Policy & Markets Today With Dan Clifton

Podcast | November 2, 2021

From running local campaigns to becoming one of the most-sought out policy analysts in Washington, Dan Clifton has enjoyed a storied and impressive career. Partner and head of policy research at Strategas Securities, Dan visits the FEG Insight Bridge to discuss how the tumultuous political environment is likely to affect markets in both the near and long term. Listen in as Dan shares his insights on the infrastructure bills, tax rate hikes, Fed policy, China, and even his extended predictions on who might run in the 2024 presidential election.

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