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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 

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...


Nov 15, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, is joined by Dan McGoey, CFA, a portfolio manager and analyst on the multi-asset investment team at Lazard Asset Management. They discuss real assets, which are companies or businesses with high-cost investments and long useful lives, such as those in the real...


Nov 1, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, interviews Dr. Anja Hochberg, responsible for multi-asset solutions at Z├╝rcher Kantonalbank. They discuss the challenges of setting asset mix in a volatile market, with topics including real estate, equity markets, and the uncertain global economic outlook....


Oct 18, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, is joined by Mark Heppenstall, CFA, president and chief investment officer of Penn Mutual Asset Management. They discuss the nuances of managing money for an insurance company, highlighting the importance of managing assets to be in line with liabilities....


Oct 4, 2023

In this episode of Guiding Assets, host Mike Wallberg, CFA, speaks with Rhodri Preece, CFA, and Ryan Munson from the CFA Institute Research & Policy Center about their report, Future State of the Investment Industry. The report explores four potential scenarios for the industry and how it may be shaped in the next five...