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Take 15 Podcast Presented by CFA Institute

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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Jun 25, 2019

In Episode #366, Brian Portnoy, CFA, explains wealth is "funded contentment." It is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life however one chooses to define that. Being rich is having "more." In this episode, Dr. Portnoy discusses his latest book, The Geometry of Wealth, explains what drives a more meaningful life, and...


Jun 12, 2019

In Episode #366, Professor Mihir Desai talks about his book "The Wisdom of Finance - discovering humanity in a world of risk and return."


May 28, 2019

In Episode #365, we take a brief look at the US-China trade wars, to elections in India, and the ongoing Brexit debate. Never has there been a time when markets seem so closely connected with so many large-impact events unwinding.


May 28, 2019

In Episode #364, we walk about the difference between risk and uncertainty, and what implication does this difference have for decision making? This distinction is important in finance where pricing and investment decisions often use complex models that use assumed distribution to encapsulate risk. In reality, however,...


Apr 29, 2019

In Episode #363, Mithu Storoni, an eye surgeon who holds a PhD in Neuro-ophthalmology and author of the book "Stress-Proof", explains that chronic stress is changing the structure of the brain, thinning the part that carries the seat of sophisticated decision making and this is a problem for investors today because we...