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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 

Jun 6, 2016

In Episode #285, Sir Bob Geldof, a businessman, political activist, songwriter, musician, author, and former lead singer of the Boomtown Rats, sat down with John Authers of The Financial Times following the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference to talk about Geldof’s journey from rock star to private equity investor. Amid the topics discussed: What’s the case for investing in Africa? Why aren’t more investors harnessing the continent’s prospects? What about concerns about corruption? And, where in Ethiopia is 8 Miles LLP, the London-based private-equity firm he chairs, finding investment opportunities?