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Guiding Assets

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.

Host: Mike Wallberg, CFA

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Feb 7, 2024

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg is joined by Dr. Edward McQuarrie, Professor Emeritus of the Levy School of Business at Santa Clara University. Dr. McQuarrie challenges some long-held assumptions in financial markets, including the belief that stocks always outperform bonds over the long term and...


Jan 24, 2024

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, sits down with Ivan Mitov, the VP and Director of Risk Research for FactSet. Ivan leads a team of quantitative researchers who focus on building and applying multi‚Äďasset class risk models. The discussion centers around the application of AI and large language...


Jan 10, 2024

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, is joined by Olivier Fines, CFA, Head of Advocacy and Capital Markets Policy Research for EMEA at CFA Institute. They discuss the findings of a recent CFA Institute report on the valuation of cryptoassets. The conversation explores the history of...


Dec 13, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg interviews Dr. Joe Simonian, a leading quant expert in the field of investment research. Dr. Simonian is the co-author of a new book called "Quantitative Global Bond Portfolio Management," which explores the application of quantitative methods in fixed income...


Nov 29, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, is joined by Kunal Kapoor, CFA, CEO of Morningstar, to discuss the rise of AI and its role in financial markets. Kunal shares insights into Morningstar's mission to empower investor success. Tune in to learn more about the accelerating pace of change in the...