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Marc Chandler
Marc Chandler

Senior Vice President; Global Head of Currency Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
https://www.bbh.com/

Marc Chandler joined Brown Brothers Harriman in October 2005 as the Global Head of Currency Strategy. Previously he was the Chief Currency Strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank. Marc is a prolific writer and speaker. In addition to being frequently called up to by the newspapers and news wires to provide insight into the developments of the day, Chandler’s essays have been published in the Financial Times, Barron’s, Euromoney, Corporate Finance, and Foreign Affairs. His analysis blog, www.marctomarket is widely read and picked up by both the traditional and social media. Marc appears often on business television and is a regular guest on CNBC. He frequently presents to business groups and investors. His first book, “Making Sense of the Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange" was published by Bloomberg Press in August 2009 and it won a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers. His second book, "Political Economy of Tomorrow", was published in February (Show Full Bio)2017.

His current research projects include global imbalances, Islamic finance, and the relationship between savings, investment and growth. Marc has been analyzing the foreign exchange market for more than 20 years. He holds a Master’s degree in American history (1982) from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in International Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh (1984). He has taught classes on International Political Economy at New York University since the early 1990s. He is also a Visiting Executive Lecturer at Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at University of Virginia since 2012.

Twitter- @marcmakingsense
Personal Site- http://www.marctomarket.com/p/about.html
Book- https://www.amazon.com/Political-Economy-Tomorrow-Marc-Chandler/dp/0692824294/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531428272&sr=8-1&keywords=political+economy+of+tomorrow

Episodes: 7/13/2018 @1:00 PM, 6/23/2017 @1:00 PM, 3/10/2017 @1:30 PM, 11/4/2016 @1:00 PM, 8/26/2016 @1:00 PM, 6/24/2016 @1:00 PM, 3/4/2016 @1:00 PM, 12/11/2015 @1:00 PM, 7/24/2015 @1:00 PM, 1/23/2015 @1:00 PM


Dan David
Dan David

VP & Co-Founder; Congressional Candidate
GeoInvesting
https://geoinvesting.com/

Dan David is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with leadership experience in the financial and retail sectors. He has spent years working to protect our retirement, savings, and pensions.

In 2006, Dan co-founded GeoInvesting, an equities research firm based in Skippack, PA, which is regarded as a leader in the U.S. micro-cap and China sectors.

Dan has been the driving force behind efforts to change federal law regarding the listing of China-based firms on U.S. stock exchanges. Through his work, Dan and others have determined that U.S. investors have been defrauded of more than $50 billion by Chinese companies. Dan has lobbied dozens of members of Congress and the Senate to fix this issue in order to safeguard our retirement and other savings. Incredibly, defrauding foreign investors is not illegal in China. His story is showcased in the documentary “The China Hustle”, currently showing in theaters and available online.

Before co-founding GeoInve(Show Full Bio)sting, Dan was a senior executive in the retail industry for Finlay Enterprises and Macy’s. He was responsible for operations, merchandise buying and HR for 43 stores with 400 total employees. He was also the director of stores for Lord & Taylor, where he managed 77 stores with 700+ employees across 19 states.

A native of Flint, MI, Dan has lived in Pennsylvania for 25 years and resides in Montgomery County.
He attended Northern Michigan University and the executive education program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Janine have been married for more than 18 years.

Twitter - @DanDavidPA
Congressional Site - https://dandavidforcongress.com/
Film - https://www.thechinahustlefilm.com/

Episode: 6/29/2018 @1:00 PM


Katherine Waldock
Katherine Waldock

Assistant Professor of Finance; Co-Host of Capitalisn't
Georgetown University
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/faculty-profile?netid=kw709

Kate Waldock is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business and holds a courtesy joint appointment with the Georgetown Law Center. She is also the co-host of Capitalisn't, a podcast on the costs and the benefits of capitalism, with Luigi Zingales. She received a Ph.D. in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. Her primary research interests are in corporate bankruptcy, law and finance, small businesses, and financial institutions.

Twitter- @katewaldock
Personal Site- https://katewaldock.com
Podcast- capitalisnt.com

Episode: 6/22/2018 @1:00 PM


Jeffrey Korzenik
Jeffrey Korzenik

Chief Investment Strategist; Senior Vice President
Fifth Third Bank
http://www.53.com

Jeff Korzenik is Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall client investment strategy.

For more than 30 years, Jeff has been a thought leader in the investment industry. A regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, Jeff’s writings on economics and public policy have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, Forbes and other periodicals. He has been quoted in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. In addition to regular speaking appearances at conferences and public events, Jeff was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an expert witness on the use of commodity indexes by pensions and other institutional investors.

Jeff earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Certificate of Proficiency in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.

A passionate supporter of cultural organizations, Jeff serves as a Trustee of the Harris Thea(Show Full Bio)ter for Music and Dance, and as an Overseer of the Peabody Essex Museum.

Episode: 6/22/2018 @1:00 PM


Rick Pitcairn
Rick Pitcairn

Chief Investment Officer; Chairman of the Academy of Vocal Arts Board of Directors
Pitcairn
http://www.pitcairn.com/

Harold F. “Rick” Pitcairn, II, CFA is Chief Investment Officer of Pitcairn. A fourth generation member of the Pitcairn family, Rick has over 22 years of committee and board involvement with Pitcairn and has been a full-time member of the firm since 2004. One of the chief architects behind Pitcairn’s open architecture investment platform, Rick is a leading authority on the use of tax overlay and Unified Managed Accounts (UMA) in trust structures and for the ultra high net worth investor.

Rick is a frequent speaker and author on investment topics including long-term investing for families, due diligence, tax overlay, and global asset allocations. He has contributed his expertise to various investment media outlets, including The Bloomberg Advantage, Barron’s Penta, Wall Street Journal, Investment News and Family Office Review. He has received awards for Outstanding MFO Executive at the 2016 Family Wealth Report Awards and MFO CIO of the Year at the 2013 Family Office Review Annual(Show Full Bio) Awards.

In addition, Rick is a founding member and past chairman of the Wigmore Association, a global collaboration of chief executive officers and chief investment officers from eight family offices from across North America, Europe, Australia, and South America. The group, which launched in 2011, exchanges views, research, and insight to enable members to enhance their global perspectives and enrich their business models and investment processes.

Prior to joining Pitcairn, Rick was the Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Kaffie, Goodman, & Pitcairn, Inc., and Senior Manager, Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst at Piedra Capital, both located in Houston, Texas.

Rick holds the designation of Charted Financial Analyst and is a member of the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia. He has an MBA in Finance from Rice University and a BBA in Accounting with honors from the University of Houston. In addition to his professional duties, Rick serves as Chairman of the Academy of Vocal Arts Board of Directors, located in Philadelphia.

Episode: 6/8/2018 @1:00 PM


Bill Stone
Bill Stone

Chief Investment Officer
Stone Investment Partners
http://www.stoneinvestmentpartners.com/

Bill Stone is the president and chief investment officer of Stone Investment Partners LLC, an investment consulting firm serving both individual and institutional investors. He applies his expertise in designing multi-asset class portfolios using active, passive and factor (smart beta) investing to help clients reach their objectives while being cognizant of both cost and risk.

Prior to founding Stone Investment Partners, he served as PNC Asset Management Group's global chief investment strategist. Bill led a team of analysts who analyzed the factors influencing the direction of global economies and financial markets. With over $140 billion in assets under management, he served as a primary driver of asset allocation and portfolio construction for both high net worth individual, family office and institutional investors.

Before joining PNC, he was chief investment officer at First Western Trust. He started his career on Wall Street as a financial analyst with Salomon Brot(Show Full Bio)hers.

He is a popular public speaker and has presented at numerous U.S. and international conferences. He has often appeared on U.S. and international TV and radio as well as in print media to share his keen
insights into the global financial markets. His expertise has been featured on ABC, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Asia, CNBC, CNBC Asia, Fox Business, and NHK World. He has been quoted extensively in
the financial press, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg News, Barron’s, USA Today, and The New York Times.

He was a contributor to Forbes and co-authored “A Portfolio Strategy with Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives” in the Journal of Investment Management. He can be found on social media on
twitter: @ewstone.

He is a cum laude and honor's program graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in finance. He earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations.

Twitter - @ewstone

Episodes: 6/1/2018 @1:00 PM, 7/21/2017 @1:00 PM, 6/17/2016 @1:00 PM, 3/18/2016 @1:00 PM, 12/4/2015 @1:00 PM, 11/20/2015 @1:00 PM


Simon Lack
Simon Lack

Managing Partner
SL Advisors, LLC
http://www.sl-advisors.com/

Following 23 years with JPMorgan, in 2009 Simon Lack founded SL Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. SL Advisors manages investments in energy infrastructure, including the Catalyst MLP & Infrastructure Fund (MLXIX), the American Energy Independence Fund (USAI), and separately managed accounts. Prior to this, much of Simon Lack’s 23-year career with JPMorgan was spent in North American Fixed Income Derivatives and Forward FX trading, a business that he ran successfully through several bank mergers ultimately overseeing 50 professionals and $300 million in annual revenues. Simon Lack sat on JPMorgan’s investment committee allocating over $1 billion to hedge fund managers and founded the JPMorgan Incubator Funds, two private equity vehicles that took economic stakes in emerging hedge fund managers. Simon chairs the Memorial Endowment Trust Investment Committee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield, NJ. He is the author of The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big M(Show Full Bio)oney and Why It’s Too Good to Be True, published in 2012 to widespread praise from mainstream financial press including The Economist, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, and Bonds Are Not Forever: The Crisis Facing Fixed Income Investors (September 2013). Simon is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts’ Market Integrity Committee, and makes regular media appearances discussing energy infrastructure.

Twitter - @SimonLack

Episode: 6/1/2018 @1:00 PM


Tom Haines
Tom Haines

SVP of Capital Markets and Index Solutions
Annexus
http://www.annexus.com

Tom Haines, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets & Index Solutions
Tom is responsible for index review and design at Annexus, manages the firm’s relationships with index sponsors, investment banks, asset management firms, and leading academic experts, and was recently named to the Insured Retirement Institute’s Most Influential Leaders Under 40 list. Prior to joining Annexus, Tom lead Equities Solutions Structuring at UBS Investment Bank and helped Annexus launch the award-winning NYSE Zebra Edge Index. Tom began his career in index and statistical arbitrage trading within BNP Paribas’ Cooper Neff Division (Paris office) before serving as Vice President in the Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) Group at NYSE Group and Head of ETPs and Derivative Product Solutions at Royal Bank of Scotland. Tom’s research on index products has been published in financial journals and he served as a member of FINRA’s Investment Management Committee. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Finance f(Show Full Bio)rom James Madison University in Virginia.

Episode: 5/18/2018 @1:00 PM


Adam Politzer
Adam Politzer

SVP Product Actuary
Athene USA
http://www.athene.com

Adam Politzer graduated from Northwestern University and has over 22 years of experience as an consultant and as an actuary in the life insurance industry. He has held numerous actuarial positions in financial reporting, risk management, and product. Adam joined what is now Athene in 2009. He currently leads the product team at Athene USA where he is responsible for product development, product management, and customer illustrations. He is passionate about building annuity products that help policyholders achieve financial stability in retirement.

Episode: 5/18/2018 @1:00 PM


Dr. Wesley Gray
Dr. Wesley Gray

CEO
Alpha Architect
http://www.alphaarchitect.com/

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ETF.com, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @alphaarchitect

Episodes: 5/11/2018 @1:00 PM, 4/6/2018 @1:00 PM, 3/30/2018 @1:00 PM, 3/9/2018 @1:00 PM, 2/16/2018 @1:00 PM, 2/2/2018 @1:00 PM, 1/19/2018 @1:00 PM, 12/15/2017 @1:00 PM, 11/17/2017 @1:00 PM, 10/13/2017 @1:00 PM, 8/11/2017 @1:00 PM, 7/7/2017 @1:00 PM


Akshay Mansukhani
Akshay Mansukhani

Partner
Malabar Investments
http://www.malabarinvest.com

Akshay Mansukhani is a Managing Partner at Malabar Investments LLC with a dual focus on investment analysis and risk management. Prior to joining Malabar in 2009, Mr. Mansukhani was part of UBS and focused on structured products as part of equity capital markets. During that time, Mr. Mansukhani helped raise more than $5 billion of equity and equity linked capital for businesses and was involved in a few of UBS’ proprietary investments. Mr. Mansukhani received his BSE and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, where he was selected as a Joseph Wharton Scholar. Mr. Mansukhani is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA”).

Episode: 5/11/2018 @1:00 PM


Christopher Swann
Christopher Swann

Founder, Portfolio Manager
Cygnus Capital
http://www.cygnuscapital.com

In 2013 Christopher Swann, founded Cygnus Capital, an alternative investment manager based in Atlanta, Georgia. Cygnus Capital has successfully launched five funds to date -- four private equity vehicles that focused on distressed REO and commercial real estate debt assets that took advantage of the market opportunities arising from the fallout of the “Great Recession” and a fifth fund that is global long-short equity fund that combines the discipline of a quantitative investment framework with fundamental stock analysis. All five funds have exceeded the S&P over their respective investment horizons.

From 2008 to 2013, Christopher was a Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital Advisors, in Stamford, CT where he managed a $750M long/short equity portfolio focused primarily on the global technology sector and secondarily on Asia as a geography. His gross returns significantly outpaced the S&P over his tenure at SAC while averaging less than 20% net exposure to the market.

Prior to(Show Full Bio) SAC, Christopher worked at GMT Capital, an Atlanta, GA based hedge fund with $5B AUM, for five years, initially as an analyst and later as a sector head, leading the firm’s investments in the technology sector as a well as establishing and leading the fund’s Hong Kong office.

Prior to GMT, Christopher founded two successful software companies and raised over $35M in venture capital to support each company’s growth. Directly after business school, Christopher was an associate at McKinsey & Co. where he was engaged in a number of strategic reorganization projects, primarily in the financial services industry. Prior to business school, Christopher spent 4 years in Germany and Russia working in senior marketing and sales positions for Millicom International and a division of Merck & Co.

Christopher received a dual MBA and Master in International Studies from the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania, Lauder Institute (WG'98). He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University, majoring in Political Science and Public Policy.

Episode: 5/11/2018 @1:30 PM


Sumeet Nagar
Sumeet Nagar

Co-Founder
Malabar Investments LLC
http://www.malabarinvest.com/

Sumeet Nagar is a co-founder of Malabar Investments LLC and founder and Managing Director of Malabar Investment Advisors Private Limited. Mr. Nagar has over a decade of experience in portfolio management and investment analysis as well as tremendous experience in operating roles. Prior to joining Holding Capital group and starting Malabar, Mr. Nagar was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he was a founding member of its dedicated private equity group. Mr. Nagar is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and earned an MBA degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (WG'01).

Episode: 5/11/2018 @1:00 PM


Andrew Baron
Andrew Baron

Chief Investment Officer
Butterfield Asset Management
http://www.butterfieldgroup.com

Andy joined Butterfield Asset Management in September 2006 as a Portfolio Manager in the fixed income team and was Head of the Group’s fixed income discipline from 2010 through 2015. He is responsible for the investment platform that serves both the Butterfield Funds and discretionary portfolios for Institutions, Trusts and Private Clients. This includes the development of the investment strategy across all asset classes and the production of a top-down Global and US macroeconomic framework for the Group. He is Chairman of our four Investment Councils in Fixed Income, Equities, Asset Allocation and Funds. Prior to coming to Bermuda, Andy worked as a Portfolio Manager and Trader in the fixed income markets on both sides of the Atlantic, in both London and San Francisco. He holds a degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Episode: 5/4/2018 @1:00 PM


Jon Heckscher
Jon Heckscher

Director of Fixed Income and Investment Strategy
Pennsylvania Trust
http://www.penntrust.com

Jonathan M. Heckscher is Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income and Investment Strategy. His responsibilities include overseeing firm wide investment strategy, asset allocation and fixed income security selection.

Mr. Heckscher has more than 20 years of investment management and investment banking experience. Previously, Mr. Heckscher served as Managing Director for Logan Capital, responsible for the firm’s fixed income portfolios. Prior to Logan Capital, Mr. Heckscher gained International experience while serving as Director and Executive Vice President of LOM Asset Management Limited in Hamilton Bermuda. As head of the portfolio management team, he was responsible for management of the LOM Fixed Income Fund, which was recognized by Morningstar (Five Stars) from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Heckscher started his career in the Trust department at The Boston Company (now Bank of NY/Mellon).

In addition to volunteering for several organizations in the Delaware Valley, Mr. (Show Full Bio)Heckscher is a member of the Bond Club of Philadelphia and serves on the Investment Committee of the Philadelphia Scholars. He was also an assistant coach and player on the Bermuda National Lacrosse team that competed in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship.

Episode: 5/4/2018 @1:30 PM


Peter Tchir
Peter Tchir

Managing Director of Macro Income Strategy
Brean Capital

I focus on global macro and current market drivers, with an emphasis on the fixed income markets. I have 20 years of experience as a trader, structurer, and strategist in markets ranging from Treasuries and High Yield bond trading, to CLO’s, to CDS indices. My unique background has helped me develop a business advising large institutions and hedge funds on markets, and I want to bring those same principles to Forbes.com. Analyzing, understanding, and explaining key market drivers is the first step, but understanding how they will impact markets is the ultimate goal. My fixed income background ensures that I spend as much time analyzing and questioning the risk of an idea, as I do on the reward – the risk side of the risk/reward equation is just as important, but is too often ignored. While I focus on global macro, many of the ideas will have a fixed income element, which the proliferation of ETF’s has made accessible to a broader audience.

Episodes: 4/27/2018 @4:00 PM, 1/13/2017 @1:00 PM, 9/23/2016 @1:00 PM, 3/11/2016 @1:00 PM, 1/15/2016 @1:00 PM


Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson

CEO
Santiago Capital
http://www.santiagocapital.com

Brent Johnson brings over 18 years of experience in the financial markets to his position as CEO of Santiago Capital. He has been creating and managing comprehensive wealth management strategies for the personal portfolios of high-net-worth individuals and families since the late 1990s. The lack of an appropriate precious metals solution for his clients is what led him to create and launch the Santiago Gold Fund, LP in January 2012. A recognized expert in the gold community, Brent’s views have been quoted in numerous print, online and television outlets

In addition to managing Santiago Capital, Brent is a Managing Director at Baker Avenue Asset Management. Before joining Baker Avenue, Brent spent 9 years with Credit Suisse as vice president in their private client group. Prior to that, he was with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in New York City before moving within the firm to San Francisco. He joined Credit Suisse in the fall of 2000 when the bank purchased DLJ. Earlier in (Show Full Bio)his career, Brent was a financial auditor for Philip Morris Management Company in New York City. In addition to performing audits at the company's headquarters, he worked on projects for Philip Morris subsidiaries in Germany, Hong Kong, and Richmond, Virginia.

Brent played on the junior varsity basketball team at the University of Kansas before transferring to Rockhurst College in Kansas City, where he graduated with a dual degree in economics and global studies. He received his M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Brent lives in San Francisco with his wife Mary and son Moses.

Twitter - @santiagoaufund

Episode: 4/27/2018 @4:30 PM


Jonathan Steinberg
Jonathan Steinberg

CEO & President
WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
http://www.wisdomtree.com

Jonathan Steinberg founded our Company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 1988 and since August 2012, he has also served as our President. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 1988, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 1988 to November 2004. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Individual Investor and Ticker, two magazines formerly published by our Company. Mr. Steinberg, together with Mr. Siracusano, was responsible for the creation and development of our proprietary index methodology. Prior to founding WisdomTree, Mr. Steinberg was employed as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Steinberg is the author of Midas Investing, published by Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc. He attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 4/20/2018 @1:00 PM, 2/9/2018 @1:00 PM


Ken Baker
Ken Baker

CEO
NewAge Industires Inc.
http://www.newageindustries.com

Ken Baker is the CEO of NewAge Industries, a plastic and rubber tubing and hose manufacturer and RFID tag solutions provider located in Southampton, Pennsylvania. The company originated in 1954 and Ken joined in 1985 as the second generation of his family to carry on its successes. NewAge provides solutions to many Fortune 500 companies and services customers worldwide.

Ken has over 25 years of experience in the tubing and hose industry. He is a majority owner of Colex International, NewAge’s sister plant in Leicestershire, England. In 2001, Ken led NewAge in the launch of AdvantaPure, the company’s high purity tubing and hose division, and has since worked to develop several innovative Single Use disposable solutions. He is a co-inventor on five patents in RFID tagging technology for the company’s Verigenics™ RFID division and is a co-founder in the RFID in Healthcare Consortium. Ken is also a board member of the BPSA Bio-Process System Alliance, an industry trade organization(Show Full Bio).

In 2006, Ken established the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and its employees now own 49% of the company. He is a founding member and Chairman of Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PCEO), a new organization designed to raise awareness and increase the number of employee owned companies in Pennsylvania. In addition, Ken spends time speaking about ESOPs to other CEOs at local and national events.

Ken invites area high school students to intern at NewAge Industries each summer and is on the Foundation board of Montgomery County Community College. Ken is also a generous contributor to local and national charities.

Episode: 4/13/2018 @1:00 PM


James Steiker
James Steiker

Chairman & CEO
SES Advisors, Inc.
http://www.sesadvisors.com


James G. Steiker is Chairman and CEO of SES Advisors, Inc. and Founding Partner and Chairman of its sister law firm, Steiker, Greenapple & Fusco, P.C. Jim is a corporate, pension and tax attorney and financial advisor with more than 30 years of experience in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and other employee ownership matters, focusing primarily on ESOP design, transactions and compliance in entrepreneurial companies.

Jim is the past Chair of the ESOP Association’s Advisory Committee on Finance and currently serves on the ESOP Association Board of Governors. He is also a past trustee of the Employee Ownership Foundation and a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership. He is a frequent speaker and author on ESOP matters and serves as a director of nine ESOP companies.

Jim is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar, and of Wesleyan University.

Episode: 4/13/2018 @1:00 PM


Doug Pugliese
Doug Pugliese

Director of Portfolio Services
Alpha Architect
https://alphaarchitect.com/about/

Mr. Pugliese is a Director of Portfolio Services at Alpha Architect, where he heads up the firm’s 1042 ESOP solutions practice. In this role, Doug is responsible for assisting clients to implement tax efficient strategies for monetizing their business holdings to create diversified, investible wealth. Previously, he was Director, Wealth Transition Strategies, at SEI Private Wealth Management, a multifamily office, where he focused on advising business owners. Prior to joining SEI, Mr. Pugliese was employed by Marshall & Stevens, Inc., a financial consultancy, where he was an Executive Managing Director and Principal, managing activities in the Northeast region, including the firm’s New York and Philadelphia offices. Previously, Mr. Pugliese was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. During his twelve years’ tenure there he developed and executed strategic merger & acquisition and financing transactions worth more than $12 billion and was base(Show Full Bio)d in the Firm’s New York and London offices. Prior to that, Mr. Pugliese served as an officer and pilot in the United States Navy. Mr. Pugliese received his B.A. in Economics and Spanish Literature (with honors) from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was a Dean’s Scholar and a Stern Scholar.

Episode: 4/13/2018 @1:00 PM


Michael Batnick
Michael Batnick

Director of Research; Author of "Irrelevant Investor" Blog
Ritholtz Wealth Management
http://www.ritholtzwealth.com/

As Director of Research, Michael Batnick, Chartered Financial Analyst® reads research publications and stays on top the latest trends in the industry. Michael is a member of the investment committee and heads up the company’s internal research efforts. He spends most of his time developing and implementing risk management and portfolio strategies for the firm’s clients.

Michael writes at The Irrelevant Investor blog, where he aims to educate people about investing.

Blog - https://theirrelevantinvestor.wordpress.com/

Episodes: 4/6/2018 @1:00 PM, 10/7/2016 @1:00 PM


Dr. Wesley Gray
Dr. Wesley Gray

CEO
Alpha Architect
http://www.alphaarchitect.com/

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ETF.com, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Twitter - @alphaarchitect

Episodes: 5/11/2018 @1:00 PM, 4/6/2018 @1:00 PM, 3/30/2018 @1:00 PM, 3/9/2018 @1:00 PM, 2/16/2018 @1:00 PM, 2/2/2018 @1:00 PM, 1/19/2018 @1:00 PM, 12/15/2017 @1:00 PM, 11/17/2017 @1:00 PM, 10/13/2017 @1:00 PM, 8/11/2017 @1:00 PM, 7/7/2017 @1:00 PM


Alex Sadowski
Alex Sadowski

Former Chief General Counsel
KCG
http://www.kcg.com

From 2007-2017, Alex Sadowski was involved in several legal and compliance leadership roles at GETCO, LLC and KCG Holdings—global trading firms which were at the forefront of the transformation from manual to automated trading. GETCO, LLC which acquired Knight Capital Group in 2013 to form KCG Holdings, was a pioneer in high-frequency trading and one of the largest market making firms in the world. KCG traded all major asset classes in cash, futures, and options, including equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies. In addition to proprietary trading, KCG also had an execution services business for both institutional clients as well as retail broker-dealers and operated an ATS, bond trading platform and FX venue.

During his time at GETCO and KCG Alex was the Deputy General Counsel, Global Head of Compliance and Head of Business Development. He was also a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Alex left KCG after the firm was acquired in Q3 2017.

Prior to GE(Show Full Bio)TCO/KCG Alex spent 7+ years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations focusing on examinations of broker-dealers, ATS’s and exchanges.

Episode: 3/30/2018 @1:00 PM


David Babulak
David Babulak

Managing Member, Investor
Strongpoint Holdings LLC
https://alphaarchitect.com/

David Babulak is the Managing Member of Strongpoint Holdings, LLC, an investment company focused on real estate, public markets and private companies.

Previously, Dave spent ten years at Getco, LLC, (later KCG and now Virtu) where he was a Member of the Board and held a variety of roles including Chief Strategy Officer and Global Head of Fixed Income.

Prior experience includes co-founding Blink Trading, an electronic trading firm later purchased by Getco, work as a quant at Hull Trading (now part of Goldman Sachs) and time as an assistant trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Dave also served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army and holds a BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

Dave grew up in the Midwest and spent the first 15 years of his career in finance in Chicago. He and his wife relocated t(Show Full Bio)o the San Francisco Bay area in 2009.

Outside of work Dave competes in powerlifting and enjoys hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He has serves on the Board and Finance committee of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Twitter - @DaveBabulak

Episode: 3/30/2018 @1:00 PM