CFA UK In conversation podcast

In Conversation podcast

Interviews with industry leaders - highlighting issues, interests and insights into today’s investment profession.

The In Conversation podcast series is brought to you by the CFA UK Content Steering Committee – speaking to key industry thinkers giving new perspectives.

A new episode will be released every fortnight. CFA UK members should look out for a link in the regular CFA UK newsletter or via social media – you can also subscribe to our SoundCloud channel or via iTunes Connect Podcast so that you never miss an episode.

Episode 15 – In Conversation: How ESG Principles are Making a Difference in Corporate Credit Markets

Listen to Alan Livsey, CFA, talk to Justin McGowan and Duncan Sankey, Partners at Cheyne Capital, about how ESG principles are making a difference in the areas of corporate credit. Learn how the dynamics and factors of ESG work within the context of credit markets and the investment strategies behind it..

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Episode 14 – In Conversation: Will Renewables Overcome the Big Challenges Needed to De-Carbonise and Generate Returns?

Listen to Alan Livsey, CFA, talk to Deepa Venkateswaran, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Senior Analyst - European Utilities at AB Bernstein, about the electricity market in the UK/Europe and how renewable energy is taking a share of the market.

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Episode 13 – In Conversation: Adapting Portfolio Risk During the Pandemic

Join Bo Huang, CFA in conversation with Vito Menza, Managing Director & Assistant Portfolio Manager at Sandler Capital Management, to hear about how Sandler are adapting risk in response to the developing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Episode 12 – In Conversation: Managing Value Portfolios During Covid-19

Listen to Bo Huang, CFA talk to Caroline Cai, CFA, Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager at Pzena, on her approach to managing value portfolios during the pandemic.

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Episode 11 – In Conversation: How the landscape of Green Bonds is evolving

Listen to Alan Livsey, CFA, talk to David Zahn, CFA, Head of European Fixed Income at Franklin Templeton, about the special role of green bonds in helping reduce carbon emissions, the first-ever sovereign green bond issued by Germany, and the interesting development of dual issuance.

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Episode 10 – In Conversation: Building high performing teams in a virtual environment

In the tenth episode of our 'In Conversation' podcast Bo Huang, CFA, talks to Emma Cleveland, Founder and Managing Director at Cleveland & Co, a legal advisory firm, about her views on how to manage a high performing diverse team during the Covid-19 global health crisis and tips on how to be a good leader outside of a traditional office set-up.

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Episode 9 – In Conversation: Advancing black leaders in the industry

Listen to TinaShe Tande, CFA, from CFA UK’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee talks to Tia Counts about JP Morgan’s Advancing Black Leaders Programme and how to make the workforce more inclusive.

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Episode 8 – In Conversation: How human decision making has changed since Covid-19

In this episode of our 'In Conversation' podcast Alan Livsey, CFA, talks to Christian Hunt, Founder of behavioural science consultancy firm, Human Risk, about why Covid-19 is the world's largest behavioural science experiment.

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Episode 7 – In Conversation: Business models for the banking sector are under a lot of pressure

In this episode of CFA UK’s ‘In Conversation’ podcast series, Alan Livsey, CFA talks to James Davis, Partner at consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, about how the banking sector is coping with the recession in the UK and why the industry is likely to continue reducing headcount.

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Episode 6 – In Conversation: Building an inclusive and diverse culture

Anne Richards, CEO of Fidelity speaks to Ben Elvidge, Lead of the Socio-Economic Inclusion Working Group about rising to the top after starting in the industry as an outsider and the challenges of building an inclusive culture.

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Episode 5 – In Conversation: Why investment opportunities in Asia after Covid-19 are in wellbeing

In the fifth episode of our ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Bo Huang, CFA talks to Heather Manners, CEO of Prusik Investment Management about why companies focused on wellbeing, home comforts and infrastructure are good investments opportunity following Covid-19.

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Episode 4 – In Conversation: Reality will drag markets back down next year

In the fourth episode of our ‘In Conversation’ series, recorded in June, Alan Livsey, CFA, talks to Robert Buckland, Equity Strategist at Citi about what happens to the markets when the cheap money pumped in by the central banks runs out.

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Episode 3 – In Conversation: Firms are still in hiring mode

In the third episode of our ‘In Conversation’ series, recorded in June, Alan Livsey, CFA, talks to Sebastian Lewis, CFA, Director of European Research at Bernstein, about workplace practices and recruitment and why he is confident demand for thoroughly researched investment views is still there.

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Episode 2 – In Conversation: Investors looking at both profit and purpose following Covid-19

In the second episode of our ‘In Conversation’ series, recorded in June, Alan Livsey, CFA talks to Jessica Alsford, Global Head of Sustainability Research at Morgan Stanley about how the S (Social) in ESG is becoming more prevalent for investors since the Covid-19 crisis.

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Episode 1: ‘Nothing has been seen like this – ever!’

Alan Livsey, CFA, Lex Research Editor at the Financial Times talks to David Owen, Chief European Financial Economist at Jefferies International, about what to expect in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Recorded in June 2020

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