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Take 15 Podcast

The Take 15 Podcast Presented By CFA Institute is a popular audio interview series defined by illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Jan 29, 2020

Episode #397. Have Central Banks exhausted their ability to engender growth? Is there an alternative to equities? Will there be a US-China trade deal? In this episode, Jason DeSena Trennert, chairman and chief executive officer of Strategas Research Partners and one of Wall Street’s thought leaders on the subject of...


Jan 22, 2020

Episode #396. Nouriel Roubini, sometimes known as “Dr. Doom" for his gloomy predictions, lays out four "games of chicken" that could crash the global economy and markets: US-China trade war, the US-Iran conflict, Brexit implications, and Argentina. He also shares his views on the US presidential elections in 2020 and...


Jan 15, 2020

Episode #395. We live in disruptive times. But as valuation expert Aswath Damodaran often says, disruption is easy, but making money from disruption is hard. In this episode, the author of five books on valuation discusses the "disruption dilemma," shares his advice for investors trying to value the disruptors, and...


Jan 8, 2020

Episode #394. There is no shortage of negative headlines, but Lucy Johns, CFA, a vice president at Dodge & Cox, is optimistic about global bonds. In this Take 15 episode, she explains why she believes investors can find real positive yield and have an edge through security selection, being benchmark agnostic, and...


Jan 2, 2020

In episode #393, Hans Humes, founding partner, CEO, and chief investment officer of Greylock Capital, has deep experience investing in distressed debt in emerging markets. In this episode (recorded in mid-October 2019), he discusses the outlook for Argentina, factors that are different about investing in...