07-06-05 - The Psychology of Big Money with Jim Ware
Host Mike Gasior and his guest, Jim Ware, C.F.A discuss the attributes that make for a successful, institutional investor organization. Jim is a principal at Focus Consulting Group (www.focuscgroup.com) and author of “The Psychology of Money: An Investment Manager’s Guide to Beating the Market”. He is a frequent presenter at CFA Institute conferences and has appeared on Fox News and other business channels.
07-13-05 - The Hedge Fund Marketplace with Gary Lindford
Listen to Mike Gasior as he hosts Gary Linford, who is the Head of the Investment & Securities Division for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and has spent the past 16 years deeply involved in the global securities markets in Cayman, Hong Kong, South Africa and Jersey. Since the Cayman Islands are home to 6,300 of the world's hedge funds, nobody has a better vantage point than Gary to the trends in this growing industry. Join Mike and Gary as they discuss the Hedge Fund Marketplace and what you should know. This is a show you should not miss.
7-20-05 - Hedge Fund Administration with Christine Egan
Mike and his guest Christine Egan discuss the operational issues faced by hedge fund managers. Christine joined Dundee Leeds in March 2005 as Head of Business Development and is responsible for international business development and client relationship management. Christine joined Dundee Leeds from the Bank of Bermuda/HSBC where she was Vice President, Regional Director of Sales for the Americas and responsible for securing profitable alternative fund administration business from 2002 through 2005. Christine’s prior work experience also includes Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage (New York) and Price Waterhouse Coopers and Wellington Management (Boston). Christine has a background in consulting, senior relationship management, audit, and finance.
7-27-05 - The World of Derivatives
The Derivative marketplace in now trillions and trillions of dollars in size and is still viewed as mysterious by many people. Mike will spend this week's program demystifying these complex products and show how mainstream their use has become within the institutional investor marketplace, and also address the concerns and risks within the market.
8-3-2005 - U.S. Government Debt & Structured Securities
During the show this week Mike discusses the re-introduction of the 30-Year Treasury Bond as well as how the U.S. Government has moved to the shorter and shorter term during the past 10 years to take advantage of lower interest rates. Also during the program Mike spends a substantial time explaining how the structured debt market operates and how the securities are constructed.
8-10-05 - The Oil Markets, Hedge Funds and the Federal Reserve
With oil prices hitting record levels and the Federal Reserve raising short-term interest rates, Mike spends this week's program focusing on these two topics. The show opens with a discussion of oil production and then moves to a talk about the difference between "fund of funds" and "master/feeder" structures in the hedge fund business. The show's final segment is spent talking more about the role of the Federal Reserve, the pending retirement of Alan Greenspan and finally who the next Chair of the Fed might be.
8-17-05 - Financial Stories of a Lifetime with Guest Roger Lowenstein
The terrific program with Roger Lowenstein is a journey through some of the most interesting financial news stories of the past 20 years. Roger Lowenstein is the author of the bestselling "Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist", "When Genius Failed" and "Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing", and was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. He wrote the Journal's stock market column "Heard on the Street" from 1989 to 1991 and the "Intrinsic Value" column from 1995 to 1997 and had a front row seat to some of the biggest financial stories of the 1990's. He now writes a column in Smart Money magazine, and has written for The New York Times and The New Republic, among other publications.
8-24-05 - The Role of the Federal Reserve and GSE's
Mike takes a intensive look at the precise role of the Federal Reserve in the U.S. economy as well as the role of the other Central Banks around the world. There is also an explanation of what a "Government Sponsored Enterprise" is exactly and why the government is sponsors them. For anyone who has every wondered why so many people think Alan Greenspan is the greatest Fed Chairman ever, you need to listen to this show.
8-31-05 - Successful Investment Organizations with Guest Jim Ware
Mike is happy to have his friend, and guest from his first program, Jim Ware, back to discuss in more detail what makes for a successful investment organization. Jim, who is a University of Chicago MBA, a Chartered Financial Analyst, and the author of “The Psychology of Money: An Investment Manager’s Guide to Beating the Market”. He is a frequent presenter at CFA Institute conferences and has appeared on Fox News and other business channels. More importantly, Jim is a principal at Focus Consulting Group (www.focuscgroup.com), which is a leader in helping institutional investor organizations better organize and prosper.