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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Assets in US index-based equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds exceeded assets in active stock funds for the first time in August, after years of growth for passive investment. The shift represents a milestone for the financial industry. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (11 Sep.)
Democratic candidates for US president were unified in a debate Thursday in criticism of President Donald Trump's erratic approach to negotiating a US-Chinese trade deal. Top contenders clashed over health care policy, with front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden attacking the high cost of other candidates' proposals. CNBC (13 Sep.)
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