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The Intuitive Investor with Jason Voss

Jason is the CEO Active Investment Management Consulting, a former asset manager, the author of The Intuitive Investor and innovator in the world of financial services around making the field more introspective and empathic. He is one of the most original thinkers in finance and you won’t want to miss this episode in which we discuss: Jason’s take on the future of the asset management industry “Alpha wounds” or things that asset managers do that destroy value How people of all stripes can be more creative      

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#34 / May 16, 2019

Jason is the CEO Active Investment Management Consulting, a former asset manager, the author of The Intuitive Investor and innovator in the world of financial services around making the field more introspective and empathic. He is one of the most original thinkers in finance and you won’t want to miss this episode in which we discuss: Jason’s take on the future of the asset management industry “Alpha wounds” or things that asset managers do that destroy value How people of all stripes can be more creative      

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#34 / May 16, 2019

Improving Decisions with Behavioral Science With Clare Flynn Levy

Clare Flynn Levy is a former fund manager who is now the CEO of Essentia Analytics, a behavioral finance platform designed to help managers make better decisions. In this episode, we discuss: Why Clare believes in active management at a time when fund flows suggest otherwise How she tells some of the richest people in the world, “You’re wrong” The most common behavioral errors she sees among fund managers

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#33 / May 9, 2019

Clare Flynn Levy is a former fund manager who is now the CEO of Essentia Analytics, a behavioral finance platform designed to help managers make better decisions. In this episode, we discuss: Why Clare believes in active management at a time when fund flows suggest otherwise How she tells some of the richest people in the world, “You’re wrong” The most common behavioral errors she sees among fund managers

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#33 / May 9, 2019

The Lessons of Financial History with Jamie Catherwood

Jamie is a rising star in the world of finance who has burst onto the scene with his in-depth analysis of financial history. In this episode, Jamie helps us understand the lessons of financial history with an eye to learning from past mistakes. Our discussion includes: How can learn from financial history without drawing spurious correlations? Why the roots of modern ETFs actually begin in Medieval Europe Jamie’s favorite books on financial history

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#32 / May 8, 2019

Jamie is a rising star in the world of finance who has burst onto the scene with his in-depth analysis of financial history. In this episode, Jamie helps us understand the lessons of financial history with an eye to learning from past mistakes. Our discussion includes: How can learn from financial history without drawing spurious correlations? Why the roots of modern ETFs actually begin in Medieval Europe Jamie’s favorite books on financial history

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#32 / May 8, 2019

Investing with Twitter Sentiment with Andy Swan

Andy Swan is the founder of LikeFolio, a company that provides consumer behavior insights to investors and corporations. In this episode, we discuss using social media sentiment from sites like Twitter to make investment decisions. Our conversation includes: How accurate is Twitter sentiment at helping predict market moves? Why Andy believes in concentrated portfolios The benefits of running a tech company from a non-traditional location

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#31 / April 25, 2019

Andy Swan is the founder of LikeFolio, a company that provides consumer behavior insights to investors and corporations. In this episode, we discuss using social media sentiment from sites like Twitter to make investment decisions. Our conversation includes: How accurate is Twitter sentiment at helping predict market moves? Why Andy believes in concentrated portfolios The benefits of running a tech company from a non-traditional location

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#31 / April 25, 2019

Of Tragedy and Preparation with Joleen Mainz

When her life was upended by a series of tragic events, Joleen Mainz, Retired Partner, Hegland Mainz Financial, wasn’t sure how to proceed. Luckily, she found strength in taking much of the same advice that she had given her clients over the years. Listen to this heart wrenching episode to learn: Why “eating your own” cooking is a must for financial professionals How Joleen maintains hope in the face of tragedy What you can do today to prepare for the unthinkable

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#30 / April 18, 2019

When her life was upended by a series of tragic events, Joleen Mainz, Retired Partner, Hegland Mainz Financial, wasn’t sure how to proceed. Luckily, she found strength in taking much of the same advice that she had given her clients over the years. Listen to this heart wrenching episode to learn: Why “eating your own” cooking is a must for financial professionals How Joleen maintains hope in the face of tragedy What you can do today to prepare for the unthinkable

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#30 / April 18, 2019

Goals-Based Retirement with Christine Benz

Christine Benz, the Director of Personal Finance at Morningstar and author of “30 Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing your Finances” takes on the intersection of retirement and psychology, specifically focusing on goals-based approaches to retirement readiness. Talking points include: What is a goals-based approach to retirement and what are its potential psychological advantages? What is mental accounting and how can it be used to manage financial behavior? How can those who are underprepared for retirement get started today? Christine has a wealth of knowledge on the topic and you’re sure to leave with ideas for how you can better prepare for tomorrow.  

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#29 / April 15, 2019

Christine Benz, the Director of Personal Finance at Morningstar and author of “30 Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing your Finances” takes on the intersection of retirement and psychology, specifically focusing on goals-based approaches to retirement readiness. Talking points include: What is a goals-based approach to retirement and what are its potential psychological advantages? What is mental accounting and how can it be used to manage financial behavior? How can those who are underprepared for retirement get started today? Christine has a wealth of knowledge on the topic and you’re sure to leave with ideas for how you can better prepare for tomorrow.  

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#29 / April 15, 2019

Understanding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) with Dr. Jordan Turner

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® is the world’s most popular personality instrument but isn’t without its controversies. Loved by loyalists and sneered at by many social scientists, Dr. Turner gives a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the MBTI and speaks directly to how it can be used to deepen our understanding of self. Specifically, we discuss: The origins of the MBTI Common criticisms of the MBTI including validity and reliability Each of the four personality scales The ideal applications of personality testing

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#28 / April 10, 2019

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® is the world’s most popular personality instrument but isn’t without its controversies. Loved by loyalists and sneered at by many social scientists, Dr. Turner gives a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the MBTI and speaks directly to how it can be used to deepen our understanding of self. Specifically, we discuss: The origins of the MBTI Common criticisms of the MBTI including validity and reliability Each of the four personality scales The ideal applications of personality testing

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#28 / April 10, 2019

The Retirement Savings Crisis and You with Joe Fitzgerald

Joe Fitzgerald, Financial Advisor at Northeast Planning Corporation, sees the retirement savings crisis in America for what it is and has thoughts on how to fix it. Tune in to learn:  Which cultural differences drive savings behaviors around the world The common behaviors shared by the best savers How to avoid “lifestyle creep” and living beyond your means   Follow up with Joe: https://www.nepcusa.com/team/joseph-fitzgerald

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#27 / March 28, 2019

Joe Fitzgerald, Financial Advisor at Northeast Planning Corporation, sees the retirement savings crisis in America for what it is and has thoughts on how to fix it. Tune in to learn:  Which cultural differences drive savings behaviors around the world The common behaviors shared by the best savers How to avoid “lifestyle creep” and living beyond your means   Follow up with Joe: https://www.nepcusa.com/team/joseph-fitzgerald

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#27 / March 28, 2019

New Horizons in Risk Profiling with Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein is the CEO and co-founder of Riskalyze, a fintech company that has taken the world of financial advice by storm over the past five years. In this episode, Aaron touches on: The Riskalyze origin story Why he favors numerical over psychometric approaches to measuring risk What the future of fintech looks like How Riskalyze hires and trains for culture

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#26 / March 21, 2019

Aaron Klein is the CEO and co-founder of Riskalyze, a fintech company that has taken the world of financial advice by storm over the past five years. In this episode, Aaron touches on: The Riskalyze origin story Why he favors numerical over psychometric approaches to measuring risk What the future of fintech looks like How Riskalyze hires and trains for culture

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#26 / March 21, 2019

A Day at the Factor Zoo with Corey Hoffstein 

Corey Hoffstein is one of the brightest minds in quant investing and has a unique knack for making hard-to-understand concepts palatable for novice investors. Tune in this week to understand: Why a risk-first approach to managing money could make sense Why pain may actually be sought out when considering investment factors What set of circumstances would cause Corey to reconsider a cherished investment factor Why honesty and candor can be essential characteristics of good asset managers

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#25 / March 14, 2019

Corey Hoffstein is one of the brightest minds in quant investing and has a unique knack for making hard-to-understand concepts palatable for novice investors. Tune in this week to understand: Why a risk-first approach to managing money could make sense Why pain may actually be sought out when considering investment factors What set of circumstances would cause Corey to reconsider a cherished investment factor Why honesty and candor can be essential characteristics of good asset managers

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#25 / March 14, 2019

About Dr. Daniel Crosby

Dr. Daniel Crosby

Dr. Daniel Crosby is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert. His first book, Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management, was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, The Laws of Wealth, was named the best investment book of 2017 by the Axiom Business Book Awards, and his latest work, The Behavioral Investor, is an in-depth look at how sociology, psychology and neurology all impact investment decision-making. Dr. Crosby has also contributed to Living Confidently previously to create our Vision Test and Personality Quiz.

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