Operational Alpha in Practice with NYC BERS' Sandy Rich
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
Some things are more important than beating the market. That's particularly true when it comes to managing a pension fund. In this episode, we chat with NYC BERS' Sandy Rich about what he's done over the past seven years to streamline decisionmaking, clarify the term structure of his fund's liabilities, and build a talented internal team. Note: This conversation was recorded on September 1st, 2021 ..read more
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Life Lessons from the Bond King featuring NPR's Mary Childs
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
Our guest in this episode is Mary Childs, The author of The Bond King, a look at the life and legacy of PIMCO founder, Bill Gross, the unusual organization that he built, and the fixed income market that he came to dominate. Our conversation starts by talking about why stocks are dumb, the elements of operational alpha that made PIMCO what it is, and what Bill Gross's success means for the neurodiverse community. It starts about 13 minutes into this podcast ..read more
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Finding the Funding to Fix Climate Change with Enduring Planet's Dimitry Gershenson and Erin Davis
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
How much money is needed to keep climate change under 1.5 degrees celsius, how much is currently available, and how much more money needs to be found after the passage of the inflation protection act? We talk with Dimitry Gershenson and Erin Davis, co-founders of the climate-centric lending platform Enduring Planet, to get the skinny. The conversation starts about eighteen minutes into the episode ..read more
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A Clarion Call for Carbon Pricing with Franklin Templeton’s Ben Meng
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
Franklin Templeton's Ben Meng joins us to talk about why capital markets need carbon pricing to function properly, how litigation risks prevent companies from making certain disclosures, and why investment professionals need to use their imagination to get ahead of the climate crisis. That conversation starts about seventeen minutes into the episode ..read more
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Fixing Fish Farm Finance with Scoot Science’s Grant Cavanaugh
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
If you’re like most people, you may not have realized that fish farm finance is somewhat unfixed at the moment. We talk with Scoot Science CIO Grant Cavanaugh about why that is ..read more
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Municipal Finance From First Principles with Tammie Arnold of AlphaLedger
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
What could a new mechanism for municipal funding unlock, and why is it neccessary? We speak with Tammie Arnold, a fixed-income veteran and the founder of AlphaLedger, to find out ..read more
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How Not To Exacerbate Income Inequality (With Delilah Rothenberg of the Predistribution Initiative)
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
On this episode, we’re joined by Delilah Rothenberg of the Predistribution initiative. Her work focuses on reimagining investment structures to promote sustainability through stronger long-term alignment between asset managers and their clients. That conversation starts about thirteen minutes into the episode ..read more
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The Practical Implications of a Net Zero Pledge
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
Plenty of institutional investors are making net zero commitments, but what do they actually mean? In this episode, we chat to Kristy Jenkinson, CalSTRS' Head of Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies, about what these commitments mean to an organization that has been a recognized leader in the ESG movement since 2004. That conversation starts about 18 minutes into the episode ..read more
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What Do Investors Really Want with Stacey Kline of Otto Intelligence
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
How can financial advisers figure out what clients really want? We're zooming in on that question in this episode with Stacey Kline of Otto Intelligence. She’s built a behavioral questionnaire that helps advisers discover their clients’ detailed preferences and build portfolios that suit them. That conversation starts about 17 minutes into this episode ..read more
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Carbon Offsets for the Long Run featuring Lars Kroijer of AlliedOffsets
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by Sloane Ortel
2w ago
Are carbon offsets a viable tool to help us build a more sustainable world? Lars Kroijer says so. He's a recovering hedge fund manager who got mixed up in the carbon offset market a few years ago. The conversation starts after the news (about 22 minutes into the episode ..read more
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