The last week was light on news from the podcasting world, so Tadas Viskanta jumps right into his selections, with entries touching on high-frequency trading (HFT), crowdfunding's impact on real estate, and David Simon's journey from newspaper reporter to one of the most celebrated television writers and producers.
In this week's Essential Listening podcasts, Alex Dalmady talks about detecting financial fraud and Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham discusses the increasingly prominent role of start-up accelerators in the venture capital space.
Looking for something to listen to? Among others, this week features discussions of the global volatility premium, progress towards a humane restaurant industry, and how an Irish cattle farmer became a leading expert on the global economy.
Among the podcasts in Tadas Viskanta's latest roundup, Michael Covel interviews Nobel Prize–winning economist Angus Deaton and Barry Ritholtz talks to Mohamed El-Erian about the state of the world economy.
How to give better feedback, the challenges of complexity in investing, and why companies like Uber should not wait too long before going public are among the topics covered in this week's roundup of podcasts.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has given final authorization to Blue Tractor, Fidelity, Natixis and T. Rowe Price to offer nontransparent exchange-traded funds. Nontransparent ETFs aren't required to disclose portfolios daily. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (11 Dec.)
Reviews of Europe's revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive are unlikely to bring major changes because regulators need more time to understand how the market is responding to the directive, says Charlotte Decuyper, senior market structure and strategy analyst at Liquidnet. "In all fairness, I think all regulators are doing the best they can," Decuyper says. Practice Insight (11 Dec.)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission aims to make it easier to convert Libor swaps contracts to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate through no-action letters expected by Dec. 20, Chairman Heath Tarbert says. "The relief will cover amendments to existing swaps that either add a fallback provision or change the reference rate to SOFR or another risk-free rate," Tarbert says. BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (11 Dec.)
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