Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Michael Greenberger

Can meaningful regulatory reform occur in this highly political year? Is the Obama administration on the right side of the credit derivatives argument? What is the future of financial innovation? If gaining a deeper understanding of the key issues related to financial innovation and regulatory reform is of interest*, then my second conversation with the former Director, Division of Trading and Markets, Commodity Futures Trading Commission will fit that bill.

The length of the interview is 18 minutes 28 seconds.

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*Including the 1990's battles between Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers versus CFTC chairperson Brooksley Born re regulating OTC derivatives (Greenberger was a top aide to Born). The dust up was the central feature of the excellent Frontline segment, "The Warning".

Note: To learn more about Professor Greenberger's work click here

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dan Clifton

My interview with the Head of Policy Research for Strategas Research Partners includes an assessment of the likely electoral bloodbath in store for the Democrats this November, the state of the US states, the increasing sovereign debt crisis, and an economic policy of "kick the can down the road".

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dr. Andrew Lo

Leveraging off my first interview with the Director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering and co-author of "The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis", Dr. Lo describes the progress in his Adaptive Markets Hypothesis (AMH), the difference between AMH and game theory, the prospects of an evolution to CAPM, and some very useful resources in better understanding decision-making.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gregory Zuckerman

I had the pleasure of conducting a most fascinating interview with the senior writer at the Wall Street Journal and author of "The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History", a book that goes well beyond its title or, as Mohammed El-Erian put it, "Greg Zuckerman's book is much, much more than a brilliant account of Paulson's trade of the century; it also provides a highly enjoyable and lucid journey through the analytical and emotional maze that constituted the financial markets on the eve of the Great Recession. The book is compulsory reading for those looking for exceptional insights on the complex forces that interconnect Wall Street, hedge funds and Main Street."

For those investors seeking to gain a better insight into how the Wall Street of today really works, this interview will help accomplish that goal.

The length of the interview is 14 minutes 37 seconds.

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