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.
A team of researchers set about investigating the role of volatility premiums in institutional investment portfolios. Their simulations showed that modest allocations to short volatility exposure have the potential to enhance long-term returns. One of the researchers, William Fallon, spoke with Pat Light about these new insights.
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.
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is willing to provide technical assistance to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Labor Department in the drafting of a fiduciary rule to guide financial advice, said Robert Colby, FINRA's chief legal officer. FINRA "would love to see a best-interest standard applied that was similarly applied across the broker-dealer world," Colby said. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (20 Oct.)
Tokyo's stocks surged and the yen weakened after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scored a commanding victory in national elections. The outcome was widely viewed as a sign that Japan will stick with its loose monetary policy in an effort to drive inflation up to 2%. Bloomberg (free registration) (23 Oct.)
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision released a report showing that the US and Japan are lagging the EU and other jurisdictions in meeting the bank capital standards outlined in Basel III. The committee assessed compliance with nine standards, which were supposed to have already been adopted. MLex (subscription required) (19 Oct.)
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