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Scott Malpass – The Fighting Irish’s Twelfth Man (Capital Allocators, EP.25)

9/18/2017
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Scott Malpass is the esteemed Vice President and CIO of Notre Dame, where he oversees the University’s $12 billion endowment. Scott earned his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees at Notre Dame, and returned to Sound Bend at the ripe age of 26 following a brief stint on Wall Street. His track record for almost 30 years, as defined by both performance and impact, place him indisputably in rare company at the very top of the field. Among his many accolades, Scott received Institutional Investor’s...

Duration: 01:20:36


Jim Dunn – Protect, Perform, Provide (Capital Allocators, EP.24)

9/4/2017
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Jim Dunn is the CEO and CIO of Verger Capital Management, an Outsourced CIO business whose anchor client is Wake Forest University. Prior to forming Verger, he served as CIO of Wake Forest for five years. That transition from a sole client to an OCIO business, is a fascinating part of our conversation. Before joining Wake, Jim traveled the world as CIO of Wilshire Associates, where among other things he experienced the best story of a manager getting their foot in the door that I’ve ever...

Duration: 01:03:49


Dan Egan – Better Investment Outcomes (Capital Allocators, EP.23)

8/28/2017
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Dan Egan is the Director of Behavioral Finance and Investing at Betterment, the market leading robo-advisor overseeing $10 billion in assets. Dan has spent his career applying behavioral finance principals to help individuals make better financial and investment decisions. Prior to joining Betterment in its early years, Dan spent six years as a Behavioral Finance Specialist for Barclays Wealth Management. He is a graduate of Boston University and the London School of Economics and lectures...

Duration: 01:04:09


Chatri Sityodtong – Warrior Spirit (Capital Allocators, EP.22)

8/21/2017
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Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property. Chatri started his career as many listening to this show have: he graduated from Tufts University, worked at Fidelity Investments and Bain Consulting, attended Harvard Business School, took a run at a technology start-up, and then spent a decade working at hedge funds, culminating in launching his own fund, Izara Capital, that grew to $500 million in assets. But Chatri’s story is...

Duration: 01:06:05


Richard Lawrence – Compounding in Asia (Capital Allocators, EP.21)

8/14/2017
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Richard Lawrence is the Chairman and Executive Director of The Overlook Group, a $5 billion investment organization focused on Asian equities that Richard founded in 1991. Over the past quarter-century, Overlook developed and implemented disciplined investment and business philosophies that interconnected to drive extraordinary results for its partners. Overlook has compounded capital at an annualized 14.5%, outperforming its benchmark by an insane 9% per annum. But that’s not all, as...

Duration: 01:00:03


Kip McDaniel – CIO Whisperer (Capital Allocators, EP.20)

8/7/2017
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Kip McDaniel is the Chief Content Officer and Editorial Director at Institutional Investor. Prior to joining II a year ago, Kip spent seven years as the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of CIO Magazine, a media platform that led him to interview 2,000 Chief Investment Officers across every type of asset base around the world. Kip is a graduate of Harvard College, received a Master’s at Cambridge University, and was an elite crew rower, culminating in bringing home bronze medals for Team...

Duration: 01:08:19


Dan Schorr – Death, Ice Cream, and Entrepreneurship (Capital Allocators, EP.19)

7/31/2017
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Dan Schorr is the founder of Vice Cream, an early stage company that is bringing back unapologetic indulgence to the ice cream industry. After graduating from Tufts University, Dan turned his passion for running into a career working with consumer brands, including Power Bar, Saucony, and PepsiCo. Following two unexpected life events, he turned his focus towards developing a brand of his own. Our conversation tracks Dan’s path and walks through his start-up story. His energy is infectious...

Duration: 00:53:05


Thomas DeLong – Authentic Leadership (Capital Allocators, EP.18)

7/24/2017
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Tom DeLong is a renown expert in organizational behavior, leadership, and human development of high performance professionals, the so called “soft skills” often dismissed in the asset management business. After starting an academic career under the wing of Stephen Covey, Tom found himself recruited by John Mack to work alongside him to develop a positive culture at Morgan Stanley. After eight years in the trenches, he returned to academia as a professor at Harvard Business School, where he...

Duration: 00:56:00


Adam Blitz – Inside Hedge Fund Allocation (Capital Allocators, EP.17)

7/17/2017
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Adam Blitz is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Evanston Capital Management, a $5 billion hedge fund of funds manager with a decade and a half of industry leading performance. Adam joined Evanston at its inception in 2002 and leads investment research and portfolio management. Previously, he worked in the Prime Brokerage area and Asset Management Division of Goldman Sachs and served as head trader at AQR. Adam earned a B.S. in Economics at the Wharton School. Our conversation dives...

Duration: 01:03:01


Thomas Russo – Buy and Hold...and Then What (Capital Allocators, EP.16)

7/10/2017
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Tom Russo is the Managing Member of Gardner Russo & Gardner, where he manages $11 billion in a long only, global value strategy. Tom buys the stock of global consumer businesses with great brands and holds them for a really long time. He looks for businesses with a capacity to reinvest free cash flow and a capacity to suffer through short-term pain in order to achieve long-term gain. Tom started his investment career at the Sequoia Fund in New York, where he worked from 1984 to 1988. His...

Duration: 00:59:40


Outtakes – Hardly a Waste of Time (Capital Allocators, EP.15)

7/6/2017
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A few months ago an idea came to me to share some conversations with great capital allocators that I’ve been fortunate to know from my time in the business. I lined up my first three guests, and didn’t know what would happen from there. Taking this journey without goals or expectations was new for me, and it’s been a ton of fun. My first unexpected surprise in podcasting came from the answers to one of my closing questions. That question is : what is your favorite thing to do that’s a...

Duration: 00:13:14


Chris Douvos – Venture Capital’s Super LP (Capital Allocators, EP.14)

7/3/2017
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Chris Douvos is Managing Director at Venture Investment Associates, a fund that invests $1B in commitments to venture capital funds. Chris is responsible for the management of relationships with the funds’ managers and the identification and development of new manager relationships. He is the author of an entertaining blog about venture capital entitled SuperLP – Adventures in Investing, available at SuperLP.com. Prior to joining VIA, Chris spent seven years co-heading the private equity...

Duration: 01:10:31


Andrew Golden – Beyond the Long Term (EP.13)

6/26/2017
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Andy Golden is the President of Princeton University’s Investment Management Company (PRINCO). Having grown from $3B at the time of his arrival in 1995 to $22.5B today, PRINCO has been among the highest performing endowments in the world. Andy came to PRINCO from Duke Management Company, where he was an Investment Director, and received his formative training in the business working for David Swensen at the Yale University Investments Office. Andy currently serves on the fund Advisory...

Duration: 01:13:14


Mario Therrien – The Canadian Pension Model (EP.12)

6/19/2017
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Mario Therrien is Senior Vice President of External Portfolio Management at Canadian asset manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDP). CDP oversees $270 billion Canadian ($200B in USD) for the pension funds in the province of Quebec. Mario joined CDP in the early 1990s after completing his Masters degree in Finance and has worked there ever since. Mario started out at CDP managing a tactical asset allocation strategy, created an internal global macro hedge fund, and later built...

Duration: 00:50:19


Larry Kochard – Endowment Professor (Capital Allocators, EP.11)

6/12/2017
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Larry Kochard is the CEO and CIO of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), where he provides leadership, connectivity to the University, and responsibility for the University's $8.5 billion long-term investment pool. Before joining UVIMCO in 2011, he served as Georgetown University's first in-house CIO. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Equity and Hedge Fund investments for the Virginia Retirement System. From 1997-2004, Larry was an adjunct, and later...

Duration: 01:05:20


David "Bull" Gurfein - Interdisciplinary Lessons from the Marines (Capital Allocators, EP.10)

6/5/2017
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David Gurfein is a decorated Marine Corps Combat veteran whose nickname “Bull” fits the bill. Enlisting at age 17, Bull drove tanks and was an honor graduate from Officer Candidate School while attending Syracuse University. Upon graduation from college, he accepted a commission as a Marine 2nd Lieutenant. Over the subsequent eleven years, Bull served as a combat Infantry Officer, leading Marines in the jungles of Panama, the deserts of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and on the fence-line at...

Duration: 01:13:09


Jeffrey Solomon – Vision, Tenacity, and Empathy (Capital Allocators, EP.09)

5/30/2017
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Jeffrey Solomon is the President of publicly listed Cowen Group (TK: COWN), a financial services company focused on supporting and providing active management to the marketplace. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, Jeff deferred an acting career with a brief respite on Wall Street, but he hasn’t looked back since. In 1994, he joined Peter Cohen, then the former head of investment bank Shearson Lehman Brothers, to form money management firm Ramius Advisors. Ramius...

Duration: 00:54:48


Charley Ellis – Multiple Ways to Win (Capital Allocators, EP.08)

5/22/2017
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Charley Ellis is one of the most highly regarded experts in the investment business. After spending nearly a decade as an equity research analyst in the 1960s, Charley founded financial services consulting firm Greenwich Associates in 1972 to help institutions understand what their clients think of them. Over 50 years, Charley has worked hand in hand with nearly every major financial institution in the world and has published sixteen books on investing, including his most recent “The Index...

Duration: 01:11:08


Jennifer Heller – Thinking it Through (Capital Allocators, EP.07)

5/17/2017
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Jenny Heller is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Brandywine Trust Group. Brandywine formed 25 years ago to manage the capital for a small group of families that all share a long-term, multi-generational time horizon. Today, it oversees almost $9B for those same families, much of it from compounding over a quarter century. The Group invests flexibly across asset classes, with a focus on partnering with people who they believe have sustainable competitive advantages, share their...

Duration: 00:53:44


Josh Brown – When Witchcraft Failed (Capital Allocators, EP.06)

5/9/2017
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My guest today is none other than Josh Brown. Josh is the CEO of Ritholz Wealth Management, a NYC based financial advisor that helps people align their investments with their financial goals. He is well known in social media financial circles for his decade-long, insightful blog, The Reformed Broker, his Twitter handle, Downtown Josh Brown, and his regular appearances on CNBC’s Halftime Report. Josh has written two books on personal finance and has been published in every major financial...

Duration: 01:05:28

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