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.
The state of podcasting today in many ways parallels that of blogging in 2004, says Joshua Benton of NiemanLab. If things play out as they did in 2004, he sees the world of podcasting becoming increasingly professionalized and podcast producers growing in stature and size. By and large, Benton believes this will be a net positive for listeners.
Morten Sorensen and Ravi Jagannathan took on the question of how to effectively evaluate the performance of private equity (PE) funds, and they offered a rigorous theoretical justification for using the public market equivalent (PME).
One of the interesting things about podcasting is that there are a wide variety of forms. Some podcasts are short and of the moment. Some are simply two people talking about a topic. Others are highly produced and edited and seek to maximize the storytelling punch.
One of the purposes of the Essential Listening series is to help in discovery, says Tadas Viskanta of Abnormal Returns. Among the challenges facing professionals, including those of us in the investing field, is finding new and interesting content.
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Goldman Sachs has brought to Cboe Global Markets an exchange-traded fund that invests in US dollar-denominated fixed-income securities with effective durations of one year or less. The Goldman Sachs Access Ultra Short Bond ETF is actively managed. ETF (17 Apr.)
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Francois Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Bank of France, have joined the Network for Greening the Financial System in signing an open letter that warns of the risks climate change poses to the global economy. The NGFS this week published its first comprehensive report on the matter. BBC (18 Apr.)
Intercontinental Exchange is considering approaching the New York Department of Financial Services for a token-custody license for the Bakkt platform in hopes of easing resistance from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, sources say. State bank and trust licenses are recognized by the CFTC, but the regulator might still require a period of public comment. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (18 Apr.)
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