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Tracie McMillion, CFA, is Head of Global Asset Allocation Strategy at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company. We talk with Tracie about global asset allocation and historical lessons, how portfolios are impacted by inflation, geopolitical risks and exogenous shocks, and her latest findings on women and investing.
Tracie McMillion is focused on delivering the highest quality investment expertise and advice to help investors manage risk and succeed financially. Wells Fargo Investment Institute serves Wealth and Investment Management, a division of Wells Fargo & Company, and is comprised of Wells Fargo Private Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors businesses.
In her current role, Ms. McMillion leads a team that develops capital market assumptions and asset allocation recommendations. She also writes market commentary and analysis. She is frequently quoted in the national media, including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg Television, and CNBC.
Prior to her current role, she served as an asset allocation strategist and a senior investment research analyst for Wells Fargo and predecessor firms. Earlier in her career, she managed assets for high-net-worth clients and philanthropic organizations.
Tracie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She is a CFA® charterholder and member of the CFA Society North Carolina. Ms. McMillion is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Formerly Take 15, Guiding Assets is the flagship podcast of CFA Institute and the definitive program for the investment management industry. As stewards of the investment industry, Guiding Assets will feature intimate conversations with some of the most influential people from the world of finance about the topics that matter most to investment professionals. The show will also share crucial insights and best practices to help guide investors to make smart, ethical decisions. Guiding Assets will continue to help build a better world for investors.
In this thought-provoking episode, we dive deep into the challenges facing the European banking sector with expert guest Joachim Klement, CFA, an investment strategist at Liberum. We tackle the recent confidence breakdown in the industry, the potential risks of bank bailouts, and the impact on bond markets, while also reflecting on Joe’s experience in the financial industry and his valuable advice to “do your own thinking. ” Don’t miss this insightful and timely discussion as we navigate the complex world of European banking and uncover the critical differences between now and the 2008 financial crisis. Chapters: (0:00:04) – European Banking Confidence (0:13:19) – The Risk of Bank Bailouts (0:18:32) – Do Your Own Thinking Chapter Summaries: (0:00:04) – European Banking Confidence (13 Minutes) In this episode, we explore the current challenges in the European banking sector with Joachim Klement, CFA, an investment strategist at Liberum. We discuss the recent confidence breakdown in the banking industry, starting with Silicon Valley Bank’s bankruptcy, and how it affected other banks like First Republic Bank and Credit Suisse. Joachim also shares his insights on the UBS and Credit Suisse deal and the potential impacts of the current turmoil on various sectors. He emphasizes the importance of investing in companies with positive free cash flows and highlights the differences between the current situation and the 2008 financial crisis. (0:13:19) – The Risk of Bank Bailouts (5 Minutes) In this portion of the episode, we examine the risk of a liquidity crisis due to a potential bank run in Europe and the impact on bond markets. We also discuss the divergence in expectations between the US and European central banks, highlighting the potential consequences of cutting interest rates too soon. Furthermore, we touch on the unintended consequences of bank bailouts and the possibility of future regulation akin to the Dodd–Frank Act. (0:18:32) – Do Your Own Thinking (1 Minutes) As we wrap up our conversation with Joachim Klement, CFA, we reflect on his first job in the financial industry as an investment consultant for UBS. Joe shares his top piece of advice for his younger self: do your own thinking. He emphasizes the importance of forming one’s own opinions rather than simply adopting the views of others, as this can lead to defending positions one may not genuinely believe in. Listen for free and browse our back catalog of Guiding Assets episodes: https://link.chtbl.com/guidingassets
CFA Society Chicago is proud to present a podcast where Society Members will be hosting discussions on a range of topics related to the investment industry. Hear from leading industry experts on a variety of investment topics including equity and fixed income analysis, portfolio allocation, ESG investing, venture capital and private equity, and much more. Tune in to hear Society Members pick the brains of leading industry professionals at www.cfasocietychicago.org.
Monique Thanos, PhD, CFA, Tony Zhang, PhD, CFA and Rich Excell, CFA, CMT, discuss what happened in the March FOMC meeting. What were the reactions in the short-term interest rate market, the futures market and the equity market. How is the banking crisis impacting Fed policy and what questions should CFA members be asking right now.
Compound Insights, by CFA Society New York, delivers in-depth conversations with the foremost experts and influential authorities who comprise the global financial investment world. Compound Insights yields good-faith professional debate with the unique flexibility provided by podcasts. Guests will talk about complex investment ideas and principles, meaningfully amplifying the insights shared at CFA Society New York conferences. Topics include ESG, global, fintech investing and more.
Hear how one experienced analyst thinks the US banks are likely to handle current pressures
The award* winning Investors First Podcast is a service of CFA Society Orlando. Subject matter experts from our Society interview Founders, Chief Executive Officer’s, Chief Investment Strategists, Fed Presidents and more to discuss timely and relevant topics in finance. Our mission is to educate investors and investment professionals in Florida, the Americas and beyond, with a focus on making you a more informed investor and/or advisor.
*The CFA Institute awarded CFA Society Orlando the 2020 Impact and Innovation Award for the Investor’s First Podcast. Previous guests include Patrick O’Shaugnessy, Liz Ann Sonders, Barry Ritholtz, Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic, Dr. David Kelly, Mark Yusko, Annie Duke, Morgan Housel, Peter Zeihan, and Meb Faber.
CFA Society Orlando is a member of the CFA Institute’s Network of over 150 societies globally. The majority of its members hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, which is considered the most respected and recognized investment management credential in the world. Fewer than 1 in 5 candidates who begin the program end up successfully earning the CFA charter. Successful candidates take an average of four years to complete the program.
Our guests today are Dan Rasmussen and Bob Elliott. This is the first time both Dan and Bob have shared a podcast stage and they did not disappoint.
In today’s episode, we discuss Dan and Bob’s time at Bain Capital and Bridgewater and how that experience led to founding their respective firms. We then discuss the idea of return smoothing in venture capital, whether active management has an edge in this market environment, is alpha just beta waiting to be discovered, the flaws of private market indices, and much more.
Our host today is Steve Curley, CFA. Please enjoy the episode.
Dan is the Founder of Verdad, which is an independent research driven global asset management firm seeking to replicate private equity exposure in public markets. Prior to Verdad, Dan spent time at Bain Capital Private Equity and Bridgewater Associates. In 2017, Dan was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Dan earned an AB from Harvard College and a MBA from Stanford.
Bob is Co-Founder, CEO and CIO of Unlimited Funds, which uses machine learning to create low cost ETF’s to replicate the returns of classic hedge fund strategies. Prior to Unlimited, Bob was at Bridgewater Associates, where he served on Bridgewater’s investment committee, led Ray Dalio’s personal research team and authored hundreds of Bridgewater’s widely read Daily Observations. Bob holds a BA in History and Science from Harvard.
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Hear insights from finance and investment industry experts on our monthly podcast! You’ll hear from interesting individuals across industry sectors on career advancement, industry trends, fintech, board involvement, and more.This podcast, developed by CFA Society San Francisco, is provided for general interest only. Episodes are published on the last Tuesday of the month. The content is not intended to be, nor should be interpreted as recommendations or fiduciary advice. Please consult your own investment professional for information concerning your specific situation.
On this episode of the CFA Society San Francisco Podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Nicholas Borst, CFA, Vice President and Director of China Research at Seafarer Capital Partners. Prior to joining Seafarer, he was a senior analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, covering financial and economic developments in Greater China.
Nicholas moderated the ”U.S. & China Economic Conflict: Implications for Investors and the Business Community” webinar from October 2022.
Listen to the full interview, where Nicholas discusses all things China including recent economic policies, opportunities for investors, and stock volatility.
CFA Society San Francisco is a not-for-profit professional association, supporting members of the Northern California investment community and beyond. Learn more by visiting our website or connecting on LinkedIn.
This podcast is provided for general interest only. Content is not intended to be, nor should be interpreted as recommendations or fiduciary advice.