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December 6, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz, whose latest book is "What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture."
November 28, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joe Ricketts, who founded the company now known as TD Ameritrade, a securities-industry leader that empowers investors with innovative tools and training. Since 2008, Ricketts has devoted himself to a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. He has also actively engaged in philanthropy through the Opportunity Education Foundation, the Cloisters on the Platte Foundation, the Ricketts Conservation Foundation and the Ricketts Art Foundation.
November 22, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ilana Weinstein, the founder and chief executive officer of IDW Group and a frequent guest on Bloomberg Television and CNBC. Weinstein previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group, and holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.
November 15, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who led the department from 2015 to 2017 and now serves as the director of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His latest book, “Inside the Five-Sided Box: Lessons From a Lifetime of Leadership in the Pentagon,” was released this year.
November 8, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Barry Ritholtz sits down with University of Chicago economist Eugene Fama — a Nobel laureate widely known as "the father of modern finance" — and his onetime student, Dimensional Fund Advisors founder David Booth, for a special Masters in Business conversation. This discussion was broadcast live on Tuesday, November 5.
October 30, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the Wall Street Journal's Gregory Zuckerman, a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism who writes about big trades, big firms and big personalities. His latest book, "The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution" will be released Nov. 5.
October 25, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews economist and Nobel laureate Michael Spence, whose research interests include emerging markets and the impact of leadership on growth. A professor of economics at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Spence is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
October 18, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Francis M. Kinniry, a principal in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group responsible for capital market research, portfolio design, development of customized investment solutions, investment market commentary and research. He is a chartered financial analyst and earned his master's in business administration from Drexel University.
October 11, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Binyamin Appelbaum, the lead business and economics writer on the New York Times editorial board. He was previously a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering the Federal Reserve and other aspects of economic policy. His book “The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society” was released in August.
October 11, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Binyamin Appelbaum, the lead business and economics writer on the New York Times editorial board. He was previously a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering the Federal Reserve and other aspects of economic policy. His book “The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society” was released in August.
October 5, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the Nobel-winning economist Robert J. Shiller, whose latest book, "Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events," came out Oct. 1. Shiller, a professor at Yale University, has written about financial markets, innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics and real estate, among other topics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen in 2013.
September 27, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews film and TV producer Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard in 1986. Grazer has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won the Best Picture Oscar for “A Beautiful Mind” in 2002. His book “A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life” was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book, “Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection,” was released in September.
September 19, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Sarah Ketterer, the chief executive officer and fundamental portfolio manager at Causeway Capital Management, which has $52 billion in assets under management. Ketterer, who was named Morningstar’s 2017 International-Stock Fund Manager of the Year, co-founded Causeway in 2001. Ketterer earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and serves on the advisory board of Girls Who Invest.
September 13, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Lord John Browne of Madingley, who is executive chairman of L1 Energy and chairman of the supervisory board of Wintershall DEA. As group chief executive of BP from 1995 to 2007, he led the company through a period of major expansion. From 2007 to 2015, he served as a partner at Riverstone Holdings. He is also chairman of the Francis Crick Institute and chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
September 7, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews influential tech journalist Kara Swisher. Swisher is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. Prior to her work with Recode (now owned by Vox), she was at the Wall Street Journal, where she co-produced and co-hosted the “D: All Things Digital” tech conference.
August 28, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Harold J. (Jay) Bowen III, who is president, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Bowen, Hanes and Company Inc., an Atlanta-based investment counseling firm. The firm has received national acclaim for its 43-year tenure as the sole manager of the City of Tampa Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Pension Fund. Bowen is also a trustee for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
August 23, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ron Williams, the former chairman and chief executive officer of insurance giant Aetna Inc. Williams is a current member of the Peterson Center on Healthcare Advisory Board and the RAND Health Advisory Board, and has served on President Barack Obama's Management Advisory Board and as chairman of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare. He is currently chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises.
August 16, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Josh Wolfe, co-founder and managing partner Lux Capital and a director at Shapeways, Strateos, Lux Research, Kallyope, CTRL-labs and Variant. He is also a founding investor and board member with Bill Gates at Kymeta, which makes cutting-edge antennas for high-speed global satellite and space communications. A Westinghouse semi-finalist and a published scientist, Wolfe previously worked in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney and in capital markets at Merrill Lynch.
August 9, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Danny Blanchflower, a professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. His book "Not Working: Where Have All The Good Jobs Gone?" was published by Princeton University Press in June.
August 2, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Rajiv Jain, chairman and chief investment officer at GQG Partners, which has $24 billion in assets under management. In 2012, Jain was named Morningstar’s International Manager of the Year. He previously served as co-chief executive officer, CIO and head of equities at Vontobel Asset Management.
July 26, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Nathan Sheets, who is chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research at PGIM Fixed Income, one of the the largest global fixed-income managers. Prior to joining PGIM, Sheets held positions with the U.S. Treasury, Citigroup and the Federal Reserve. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (This was recorded earlier in the year before the yield curve inverted. The current AUM is $776 billion.)
July 19, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Allison Schrager, an economist, writer and co-founder of the risk advisory firm Lifecycle Finance Partners LLC. Her book "An Economist Walks into a Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk" was published in April. Schrager is a reporter at Quartz and has been a regular contributor to The Economist, Reuters and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
July 12, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Scott Kupor.Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz where he is responsible for all operational aspects of running the firm. He has been with the firm since its inception in 2009 and has overseen its rapid growth, from three employees to 150+ and from $300 million in assets under management to more than $10 billion. Kupor served as Chairman of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (2017-2018). He is the author of the national bestselling book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It.
July 10, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Tim Hockey and Tom NallyTim Hockey is CEO and President of TD Ameritrade, a company that serves individual investors and independent RIAs (total client assets $1.3 trillion, as of June 30)Tom Nally is President of TD Ameritrade Institutional, which provides custody and brokerage services to more than 7,000 independent RIAs. (roughly $650 Bln under custody)TD hosts Elite LINC each year, a more intimate conference for executives leading some of the industry’s largest and most successful RIA firms. Last month, more than 200 advisory firm executives managing more than $300 billion dollars met in Dana Point for the annual event.
July 4, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz is joined by Bloomberg senior editor John Authers and Bloomberg Markets editor-in-chief Christine Harper to discuss “Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street.” Peter Bernstein’s classic account of how a group of academics transformed Wall Street with bold new theories for managing risk is the first book in Bloomberg’s new book club. To join Bloomberg’s book club, email authersnotes@bloomberg.net or use #AuthersNotes on Twitter.
June 28, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Andrew Ang, who leads BlackRock’s factor-based strategies group. Ang has published widely on equities, fixed income, asset and factor allocation, and alternative assets; his book “Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing” was published by Oxford University Press. Prior to joining BlackRock, Ang was chair of Columbia Business School’s finance and economics division; he earned his Ph.D. in finance and M.S. in statistics from Stanford University.
June 22, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Chris Brightman, chief investment officer and partner at Research Affiliates. Brightman has three decades of investment management experience, including at The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), the Virginia Retirement System, the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, and Strategic Investment Group, among others. Brightman is also a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Orange County.
June 14, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Jon Stein, founder and chief executive officer of Betterment, the U.S.'s largest independent online financial adviser. Prior to founding the firm, which has over $16 billion in assets under management, Stein spent years as a Wall Street consultant. He studied economics at Harvard University and finance at Columbia Business School, and is a CFA charterholder.
June 7, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews AIG’s Sharon French, who will soon take the reins at the company’s life and retirement funds business, which manages more than $85 billion in assets. French is also president and member of the Global Governance Committee for Women in ETFs and a member of the Investment Company Institute’s ETF governance committee.
May 31, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business and author of "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google." Galloway is also the founder of several firms, including the business intelligence company L2 and the global brand-strategy consultancy Prophet. His latest book is "The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love and Meaning."
May 24, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Thomas Lin, founding editor of the award-winning Quanta Magazine, which specializes in science and mathematics coverage. Lin is the editor of two books: "Alice and Bob Meet the Wall of Fire: The Biggest Ideas in Science From Quanta" and "The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math From Quanta." Before joining Quanta, Lin was a digital editor at The New York Times; he has also worked as a mechanical engineer and teacher.
May 24, 2019
Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at bloomberg.com/shrinknextdoor
May 16, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the veteran TV producer and writer Dave Goetsch, best known for his work on the Emmy-nominated sitcom “The Big Bang Theory.” Goetsch started as a staff writer at “3rd Rock From The Sun” before rising to become executive producer; he has also written and produced numerous pilots for CBS, ABC, Fox and Showtime.
May 9, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews legendary guitarist Don Felder, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee best known as a member of The Eagles. Although Felder spent many years with the classic band, selling over 150 million albums worldwide, he is most proud of his ongoing charity work for the likes of the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Ruck’N’Roll Charity Ball in Hong Kong. His latest album is “American Rock ’N’ Roll.”
May 3, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ivy Zelman, who in 2007 founded Zelman & Associates LLC, the leading research and investment firm dedicated to the housing market and related sectors. She currently serves as chief executive officer and principal. Prior to that, she served at Crédit Suisse First Boston Inc. and Salomon Brothers Inc.
April 26, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Luis Maizel, co-founder and senior managing director at LM Capital Group. Maizel has been investing in the global fixed-income markets since 1984. His experience includes serving as vice president of finance for Grupoventas S.A., faculty member at Harvard Business School, and president of Industrial Kuick S.A. Maizel was born and raised in Mexico City.
April 18, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews William J. Bernstein, a neurologist and co-founder of the investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors. Bernstein has written several titles on finance and economic history, including “The Birth of Plenty,” “A Splendid Exchange” and “Masters of the Word,” about, respectively, the economic growth inflection of the early 19th century, the history of world trade, and the effects of access to technology on human relations and politics. He was also the 2017 winner of the James R. Vertin Award from CFA Institute.
April 12, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the co-founders of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini. The duo received a multimillion-dollar settlement in 2008 after claiming Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for a social-networking website.
April 5, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews acclaimed journalist Michael Lewis, whose best-selling books include "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," and "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game." After graduating from Princeton and the London School of Economics, Lewis worked on the bond desk at Salomon Brothers, an experience he recounted in his first book, "Liar's Poker." He went on to pen more than a dozen books and currently contributes to Bloomberg Opinion; his first podcast series, "Against the Rules," launched in April.
March 28, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joshua Miller, an economics professor at the University of Alicante whose research interests include behavioral economics and decision theory. His paper "Surprised By the Hot Hand Fallacy? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers," co-authored with Adam Sanjurjo, recently appeared in the journal Econometrica.
March 22, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Roger Ibbotson, a professor emeritus of finance at Yale University who serves as chairman and chief investment officer at Zebra Capital Management LLC. He was also the founder and chairman of Ibbotson Associates (now a Morningstar company) and executive director of the Center for Research in Security Prices, which helped transform finance into a field of empirical study. His latest book, “Popularity: A Bridge Between Classical and Behavioral Finance,” co-authored with Thomas M. Idzorek, Paul D. Kaplan and James X. Xiong, was published in January.
March 20, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviewed the revered Princeton University economist Alan Krueger in 2015. Krueger, who published influential research on labor markets and served as chairman of Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, died last weekend at age 58.
March 15, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Matthew Granade, chief market intelligence officer at Point72 Asset Management. Granade directs the firm’s central portfolio and manages Point72 Ventures, which funds early-stage companies in financial technology, enterprise automation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Before joining Point72 in 2015, Mr. Granade co-founded Domino Data Lab and served as co-head of research for Bridgewater Associates.
March 8, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews John Chisholm, CFA and co-CEO of Acadian Asset Managment. Chisholm assumed the co-CEO role after serving as Acadian’s chief investment officer, where he oversaw Acadian’s investment process and investment team. Earlier in his career, John served as systems engineer at Draper Laboratories and as an analyst for the International Asset Management Department at the State Street Bank and Trust Company (now SSgA). He earned an M.S. in business and finance and a B.S. in engineering from MIT.
February 27, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the legendary Howard Marks, co-founder and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. The firm was formed in 1995 by a group of individuals who had been investing together since the mid-1980s in high-yield bonds, convertible securities, distressed debt, real estate, control investments and listed equities. Marks is celebrated for the memos he created in 1990. His newest book, "Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds On Your Side," was published in October.
February 22, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Neil Dwane, a portfolio manager and global strategist with Allianz Global Investors. Dwane is a member of AllianzGI’s equity investment management group. He previously worked at J.P. Morgan Investment Management as a U.K. and European specialist portfolio manager; at Fleming Investment Management; and at Kleinwort Benson Investment Management as an analyst and a fund manager.
February 15, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joseph H. Davis, global chief economist at The Vanguard Group. Davis is also head of Vanguard's investment strategy group and a member of the senior portfolio management team for Vanguard's fixed income group, which oversees more than $500 billion in assets under management. He earned his doctorate in macroeconomics and finance at Duke University.
February 7, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews industry legend Fern Mallis, who created the modern New York Fashion Week and helmed the influential Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for 10 years. She went on to be a senior vice president at IMG Fashion and later hosted a series of interviews with high-profile designers collected in the book "Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis." She is currently president of Fern Mallis LLC.
February 1, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Matt Hougan, managing Director of Global Finance at Informa. Previously he was the CEO of Inside ETFs, a division of Informa PLC. Hougan is a three-time member of the Barron's ETF Roundtable and co-author of the CFA Institute’s monograph "A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Trade Funds."
January 25, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and author of ‘‘Yes Is the Answer! What Is the Question? : How Faith in People and a Culture of Hospitality Built a Modern American Restaurant Company.’’ Cameron Mitchell Restaurants operates more than 30 restaurants under 15 different concepts, with locations in 12 states.
January 18, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviewed investing legend Jack Bogle in 2016. Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group, popularized the index fund and in doing so revolutionized how Americans invest. Bogle died this week at the age of 89.
January 11, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Leonard Kiefer, deputy chief economist at Freddie Mac. His academic training focused on macroeconomics and econometrics, but these days he spends his time on issues related to housing and mortgage finance.
January 4, 2019
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Jason Schwarz, who is president of Wilshire Funds Management and Wilshire Analytics. He has more than two decades of industry experience.
December 28, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Francis Greenburger, who is founder and chief executive officer of Time Equities Inc., a multibillion-dollar real-estate investment and development company. He is also the author of “Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur.”
December 20, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews David Hall, a partner at Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. He is responsible for investment sourcing, execution and oversight for Revolution portfolio companies, and has worked closely with Revolution Money (American Express), Vinfolio, Koofers, SnagFilms, BenchPrep and Homesnap.
December 13, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews journalist Bethany McLean, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and author of the recently released "Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World." McLean also co-wrote "All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis" and "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron." She was previously editor at large of Fortune and spent three years working at Goldman Sachs as an investment banking analyst.
December 7, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Jeremy Grantham, who co-founded the global asset management firm GMO and serves as its chief investment strategist. Prior to founding GMO, Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management, where he recommended commercial indexing; he began his investment career as an economist with Royal Dutch Shell. He and his wife Hannelore have established the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
December 5, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Rick Wilson, a political strategist and one of the first (and most prominent) "Never Trump" Republicans. Wilson, who has decades of experience producing campaign ads, writes a regular column for The Daily Beast and frequently appears as a TV news analyst. He's the author of "Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever."
November 30, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ray Dalio, the founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Dalio is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Principles: Life and Work." His newest book, "Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises," was published this month.
November 20, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ralph Scamardella, chef and partner at Tao Group, which operates some of the most profitable restaurants in the country. Before joining Tao, Scamardella demonstrated his culinary skills at The Plaza Hotel’s French restaurant and at Polo under legendary chef Daniel Boulud. Scamardella studied at New York City’s Technology Institute, where he learned to master the business of hotel and restaurant management while expanding his culinary repertoire.
November 16, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews American cartoonist Scott Adams, who captured the dysfunction of the modern workplace in his long-running comic strip "Dilbert." Adams has also written several works of satire, commentary and business analysis, including "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life" and "Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter."
November 8, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ray Dalio, who is founder, co-chairman and co-chief investment officer of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates. Dalio has been a global macro investor for more than 45 years, having started Bridgewater out of a two-bedroom apartment in New York City in 1975. He is known for the practical yet unconventional theory of economics he spells out in his video series "How the Economic Machine Works," and is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Principles: Life and Work." His newest book, "Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises," was published this month.
November 2, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University and an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance and negotiation. His book "Influence: Science and Practice" has sold 3 million copies in more than 30 languages; his most recent work, "Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade," is a Wall Street Journal and a New York Times bestseller. Cialdini is also the CEO and president of Influence at Work, which provides training and certification.
October 26, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Jim Millstein, the founder and CEO of Millstein & Co. and chief restructuring officer at the U.S. Treasury from 2009 through 2011. In that capacity, he oversaw the department’s investment in and oversight of the financial sector following the 2008 financial crisis. From July 2000 to April 2009, he served as managing director and global co-head of corporate restructuring at Lazard.
October 17, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Barbara E. Kahn, author of 2018’s “The Shopping Revolution: How Successful Retailers Win Customers in an Era of Endless Disruption.” Kahn is a professor of marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has served two terms as the director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center.
October 11, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Rex Sorgatz, the author of 2018’s “The Encyclopedia of Misinformation: A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery.” His reflections on the intersection of media, technology and culture have appeared in New York and Wired magazines, among others.
October 4, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Howard Marks, the CFA and co-chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, in his third appearance on Masters in Business. An author as well as an investor, Marks most recently wrote “Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side,” which was released this month. He also wrote 2011’s “The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor.”
September 26, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Peter Conti-Brown, a financial historian and legal scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He is the author of “The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve.”
September 20, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews David Hunt, president and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial Inc.'s global investment management business, PGIM. Hunt oversees all aspects of PGIM's businesses, including its fixed income, real estate, equity, and mutual fund units, and is on the operating council of Prudential Financial Inc.'s U.S. businesses. Hunt was previously at McKinsey & Company for 22 years, advising financial executives worldwide. Hunt has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
September 14, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews ETF expert Dave Nadig, who is managing director of ETF.com and former director of ETFs at FactSet Research Systems. Nadig helped design some of the first ETFs as managing director at BGI, and as co-founder of Cerulli Associates, he conducted some of the earliest research on fee-only financial advisers and the rise of indexing.
September 7, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido, who oversees all key business initiatives for the team and previously served as its chief operating officer. He is also the CEO and co-managing partner of Elevate Sports Ventures, which works to bring comprehensive business solutions to the sports and entertainment industry.
August 29, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Eldon Scott, president of UrbanSpace, a company specializing in creating artisan food halls and holiday gift venues. UrbanSpace was founded in 1972 in the U.K., where it developed more than 50 sites. The New York arm was established in 1993, and has flourished by creating food halls and gift fairs in locations such as Times Square, Madison Square and Columbus Circle. The firm is in the early stages of U.S expansion, looking at Chicago and the West Coast.
August 23, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the venture capitalist and economist William Janeway. Janeway discusses how much of America’s innovative technologies began with a helping hand from the U.S. government. Transistors, ARPAnet (the predecessor to the internet), semiconductors, cellular technology, microwaves, even stealth technology, got their start as government research projects. An updated edition of his book, "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State," was released in May.
August 20, 2018
After doing more than 200 Masters in Business interviews, Barry Ritholtz finally ends up in the hot seat and will join Joel Weber and Eric Balchunas on Bloomberg’s Trillions podcast. In a lengthy interview, Ritholtz shares his views on tariffs, the state of the economy, politics, exchange-traded funds and whether financial advisers are even needed. Look for the episode on Aug. 23, but in the meantime here’s an excerpt to digest while you wait.
August 16, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Richard Sylla, professor emeritus of economics at New York University's Stern School of Business. Sylla is the author or co-author of several books, including “A History of Interest Rates.” He notes that rates in recent years are “the lowest in history, from the Code of Hammurabi to Babylon Civilization, Greek and Roman Civilization, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, right up until the present.”
August 10, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews hedge-fund manager Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors about the thrill of finding an attractive investment everyone else has overlooked. Cooperman, 75, is converting his fund into a family office before the end of this year. He is also a billionaire philanthropist, and a member to Warren Buffett’s and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge. He has committed to donating his fortune to charity during his lifetime. This is a Bloomberg Opinion podcast. To download, watch or listen to this report now, click on the thumbnail/player on the sidebar. For additional Bloomberg podcasts, see {NI PODCAST }.
August 1, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Torsten Slok, chief international economist and managing director at Deutsche Bank. Slok’s economics team has been top-ranked by Institutional Investor in fixed income and equities for the past five years. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Slok worked at the OECD in Paris and at the IMF in Washington, and studied in Copenhagen and Princeton. He has published numerous articles on economics and policy analysis, including in the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the Econometric Journal.
July 26, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Robert Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, a subadviser to PIMCO that specializes in innovative asset allocation and alternative indexation products. Prior to establishing the firm in 2002, he served as chairman of First Quadrant, president of TSA Capital Management (now part of Analytic Investors), and vice president at The Boston Company. Arnott has also published more than 100 articles in journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, Harvard Business Review, and the Financial Analysts Journal, where he also served as editor in chief from 2002 through 2006.
July 19, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews John Carreyrou, the Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter who exposed wrongdoing at the much-hyped startup Theranos. Its founder was recently charged with "massive fraud" by the SEC. Carreyrou has been awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and the Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Journalism. His new book is "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup."
July 13, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Dave Butler of Dimensional Fund Advisors about how athletes manage their wealth. Butler, a star college basketball player who was drafted by the Boston Celtics, went on to become Dimensional's co-CEO and head of global financial advisor services. He is also on the firm’s executive committee and has been involved with strategic vision and decision-making for many years.
July 6, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Paul Vigna, a Wall Street Journal reporter who covers the cryptocurrency sector. His most recent book, co-authored with Michael J. Casey, is "The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything." He and Casey also co-authored 2015's "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order."
July 3, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber, whose playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney’s group Wings, Juber has released 25 solo albums.
June 28, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Todd Harrison, a founding partner and chief investment officer at the hedge fund CB1 Capital, which focuses on cannabinoid-based solutions and biopharmaceutical applications and therapies. Prior to his work with CB1 Capital, Harrison spent almost three decades on Wall Street managing risk and researching financial market strategies. He was also thefounder and CEO of Minyanville Media Inc., an Emmy-winning financial media company covering global markets in real time.
June 20, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Dr. Raife Giovinazzo of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, a leader in applied behavioral finance. Giovinazzo conducts research using market insights to enhance investment processes at the firm. Prior to joining Fuller & Thaler, Dr. Giovinazzo was a researcher and co-portfolio manager with BlackRock's Scientific Active Equity group. He has a Ph.D. in finance as well as an MBA in analytic finance, economics and statistics, and studied under Nobel-winning pioneers of behavioral economic Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler.
June 14, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews former senator George Mitchell, a leading figure in the Democratic Party who was credited with helping them win back the Senate majority in 1986.Mitchell was elected majority leader in 1989, a position he held until his retirement from the Senate in 1995. He was known among his colleagues in the Senate as an honest leader and skillful legislative strategist. After leaving the Senate, Mitchell was instrumental in negotiating a peace agreement in Northern Ireland and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
June 7, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Cal Turner Jr., who in 1965 began his career at the company founded by his father and grandfather in 1939: Dollar General. He succeeded his father as president in 1977 and as chairman in 1988. At the time of his retirement in 2003, Dollar General had grown into a New York Stock Exchange retailer with more than 6,000 stores in 27 states and annual sales in excess of $6 billion. He is the author of "My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company."
May 31, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Libby Cantrill, a managing director and head of public policy at PIMCO. In addition to coordinating the firm's response to policy issues and analyzing political events for the firm’s investment committee, she is a member of the firm’s Americas portfolio committee. She is also a founding member of PIMCO Parents, an initiative focused on supporting parents and families, and PIMCO Women, whose mission is to attract, retain and develop women. Prior to joining PIMCO, she worked as a legislative aide in Congress and at Morgan Stanley's investment banking division.
May 23, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Ed Yardeni, the president of Yardeni Research Inc., a provider of independent global investment strategy research. Dr. Yardeni previously served as chief investment strategist for Oak Associates; chief investment strategist and managing director of Prudential Equity Group; chief investment strategist for Deutsche Bank; and chief economist for C.J. Lawrence, Prudential Securities and E.F. Hutton. Yardeni recently published the book "Predicting the Markets: A Professional Autobiography."
May 18, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Steve Murray, a managing partner at Revolution Growth who boasts more than 25 years of experience with technology businesses. He joined Revolution from SoftBank, where he worked with companies including Fitbit, BuzzFeed, E-Trade, Ziff Davis and Kabbage.
May 11, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews James Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates LP, the world's largest exclusive short-selling investment firm. Throughout his investment career, Chanos has identified and sold short the shares of numerous well-known corporate financial disasters; his celebrated short-sale of Enron shares was dubbed by Barron's as "the market call of the decade, if not the past 50 years."
May 3, 2018
Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Benedict Evans, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital fund Andreessen Horowitz. A longtime mobile analyst, Evans has worked in the media and technology industries for 15 years. Evans has worked in strategy and business development for NBC Universal, Channel 4 and Orange, and previously worked as a sell-side equity analyst covering European telecoms.
April 26, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Patty McCord, author of the recently released "Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility." McCord served as chief talent officer of Netflix for 14 years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. A veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland and Seagate Technologies, she has also worked with small startups. McCord currently coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership.
April 20, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Joel Greenblatt, co-chief investment officer and managing principal at Gotham Asset Management, LLC. He has also been a director of Pzena Investment Management Inc. since October 2007. An adjunct professor at Columbia Business School since 1996, he teaches classes on value and special situation investing. He is the author of “You Can Be A Stock Market Genius,” “The Little Book That Beats the Market,” “The Little Book That Still Beats the Market” and “The Big Secret for the Small Investor.”
April 12, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Annie Duke, an expert in the science of decision-making and for decades one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only WSOP Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship and studied cognitive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her latest book is "Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts."
April 5, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Matthew Kadnar, a member of GMO’s asset allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2004, he was an investment specialist and consultant relations manager at Putnam Investments. Previously, he served as in-house counsel for LPL Financial Services and as a senior associate at Melick & Porter LLP. Kadnar has a B.S. from Boston College and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is a CFA charterholder.
March 29, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Williams has won 23 singles titles in women's Grand Slam tournaments -- just one behind the all-time leader, Margaret Court -- as well as 23 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. Along with her individual successes, Serena has teamed up with her sister Venus to win a series of doubles titles. She is also a four-time Olympic gold medalist.
March 29, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews David Enrich, finance editor at the New York Times and author of "The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History." (That scam, of course, was the Libor scandal.) Previously the financial enterprise editor at the Wall Street Journal, Enrich has received numerous journalism awards, including an award from the Overseas Press Club for his coverage of the European debt crisis and a George Polk Award for his coverage of insider trading. Enrich's next book will be about Deutsche Bank.
March 23, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Kathleen Fisher, head of wealth and investment strategies for AllianceBernstein L.P. In this role, she leads the team responsible for developing and communicating asset allocation advice and investment strategies for high-net-worth clients. Since 2013, she has also overseen research on investment planning and wealth transfer issues facing high-net-worth families as well as endowments and foundations. Kathy joined the firm in 2001 as a senior portfolio manager and member of AllianceBernstein's private client investment policy group; she was appointed a national managing director in 2009. She previously spent 15 years at JPMorgan, most recently as a managing director advising banks on acquisitions, divestitures and financing techniques.
March 19, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews James Donald, who serves as managing director and head of emerging markets at Lazard Asset Management, and serves as portfolio manager/analyst on the emerging markets equity team. Since joining Lazard in 1996, he has been instrumental in developing and coordinating its emerging-markets activities. Previously, he was a portfolio manager with Mercury Asset Management. He is also a board member of EMpower, a charity founded by investment professionals focused on adolescents, healthcare and women's issues in emerging-market countries, as well as a member of the 20-20 Investment Association, an investor group focused on emerging markets.
March 8, 2018
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday. Holiday was 19 years old when he dropped out of college to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of “The 48 Laws of Power.” He went on to become the director of marketing for American Apparel. His creative agency, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss. He is the author of six books, including “The Daily Stoic” and most recently “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Anatomy of Intrigue.”
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