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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BlackRock has brought to NYSE Arca two exchange-traded funds that give exposure to cybersecurity and genomics. The iShares Cybersecurity and Tech ETF picks investments from the NYSE FactSet Global Cyber Security Index, while the iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF is linked to the NYSE FactSet Global Genomics and Immuno Biopharma Index. ETF Strategy (13 Jun.)
US regulators should find ways to encourage market participants to accelerate the transition away from Libor, Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Rostin Behnam says. "We may need to think about more aggressive policy decisions to help the transition move along in a quicker, more expedient way," Behnam says. MLex (subscription required) (13 Jun.)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Dan Berkovitz has voiced frustration that position limits on 28 commodities haven't been established nine years after the Dodd-Frank Act authorized the CFTC to set them. "I hope that we will complete it soon," he said. MLex (subscription required) (13 Jun.)
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