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Enterprising Investor

Formerly Guiding Assets, Enterprising Investor 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. Enterprising Investor will continue to help build a better world for investors.

Host: Mike Wallberg, CFA

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Feb 24, 2021

Episode #451 Investing in Esoteric Assets

Rishi Ganti, CFA, founder of Orthogon Partners, a private investment fund focused solely on esoteric assets, explains why he searches for what he calls esoteric assets and why this is the area where investors should be hunting for opportunities.
Episode Transcript:
Topics discussed:
2:32 - City living nowadays
4:35 - “The come-to-Jesus” moment
8:47 - What conceptions we might have wrong and what led Rishi to the Orthogon path
14:33 - More about Orthogon
17:04 - What is an esoteric asset?
21:40 - Opportunities discovered
25:52 - The intensive process of surfacing opportunities
32:58 - What ray of sunshine has some from the pandemic?
35:18 - What would you bring on a NASA flight
37:15 - Flight or invisibility, which would you choose?
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