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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 

Feb 24, 2021

Episode #451 Investing in Esoteric Assets

Rishi Ganti, CFA, founder of Orthogon Partners, a private investment fund focused solely on esoteric assets, explains why he searches for what he calls esoteric assets and why this is the area where investors should be hunting for opportunities.
Episode Transcript: https://cfainst.is/3pvys5u
Topics discussed:
2:32 - City living nowadays
4:35 - “The come-to-Jesus” moment
8:47 - What conceptions we might have wrong and what led Rishi to the Orthogon path
14:33 - More about Orthogon
17:04 - What is an esoteric asset?
21:40 - Opportunities discovered
25:52 - The intensive process of surfacing opportunities
32:58 - What ray of sunshine has some from the pandemic?
35:18 - What would you bring on a NASA flight
37:15 - Flight or invisibility, which would you choose?
Related articles and links:

Institutional Investor: https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/b1phwnq5888jf2/Why- Modern- Finance- Is- Ruining- the- World

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