Masters in Business



Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.


  • Brad Stone on Big Tech Companies (Podcast)

    11/06/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Brad Stone, author of the just-published “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire” and senior executive editor for technology at Bloomberg News. Stone is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” and “The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley.”

  • Harin de Silva on Portfolio Management (Podcast)

    04/06/2021 Duration: 01h01min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Harindra (Harin) de Silva, a portfolio manager and team lead for the Analytic Investors team at Wells Fargo Asset Management, which has $603 billion in assets under management. He was previously a principal at Analysis Group Inc., and holds a doctorate in finance from the University of California, Irvine.

  • Carson Block on the Short-Selling Market (Podcast)

    28/05/2021 Duration: 01h22min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Carson Block, who is the chief investment officer of Muddy Waters Capital LLC, an activist investment firm with $261 million in assets under management. Block was featured in the book "The Most Dangerous Trade: How Short Sellers Uncover Fraud, Keep Markets Honest, and Make and Lose Billions" and the documentary "The China Hustle," and is the co-author of "Doing Business in China for Dummies."

  • Scott Sperling on Innovative Investment Strategies (Podcast)

    21/05/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Scott Sperling, who is co-CEO of private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), and a member of the firm’s management and investment committees. He previously spent more than a decade as managing partner of the affiliate of Harvard Management Company that managed all alternative asset classes for Harvard University’s endowment fund. He has an MBA from Harvard University.

  • Daniel Kahneman on Behavioral Economics (Podcast)

    14/05/2021 Duration: 54min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with behavioral economics expert Daniel Kahneman, who wrote the bestselling book "Thinking, Fast and Slow" and won the Nobel Prize in economics. Kahneman is a professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University and a fellow of the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, coauthored with Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein, is "Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment."

  • Michael Lewis on White House Pandemic Planning (Podcast)

    04/05/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Michael Lewis, who is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His books include “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” “Liar’s Poker” and “The Fifth Risk.” He also has a podcast called “Against the Rules.” His published his latest book in May 2021: “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.”

  • Jonathan Miller on the Real Estate Industry (Podcast)

    30/04/2021 Duration: 01h55min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jonathan Miller, president and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut who performs court testimony as an expert witness, and holds the Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designations. He is also an "Appraiser A" member of the Real Estate Board of New York and a former two-term president of Relocation Appraisers and Consultants (RAC). 

  • Jack Brennan on Succeeding the Legendary John Bogle (Podcast)

    23/04/2021 Duration: 01h08min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jack Brennan, chairman emeritus and senior adviser at The Vanguard Group, which as one of the world’s largest investment companies has more than $6 trillion in assets under management. Brennan joined Vanguard in 1982, was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and served as chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009.

  • Robert Arnott on Global Asset Management (Podcast)

    16/04/2021 Duration: 01h28min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Robert Arnott, the founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates LLC. Arnott plays an active role in the firm’s research, portfolio management, product innovation, business strategy and client-facing activities. As of December 2020, $157 billion in assets were managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by Research Affiliates.

  • John Schlifske on the Legacy of Northwestern Mutual (Podcast)

    09/04/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with John Schlifske, who is chairman, president and chief executive officer at Northwestern Mutual. He rose through the ranks after having joined the company in 1987 as an investment specialist. Northwestern Mutual has more than $300 billion in total assets and $31 billion in revenues, and underwrites more than $2 trillion in life insurance.

  • Shirl Penney on Building a $100 Billion RIA Platform (Podcast)

    01/04/2021 Duration: 01h12min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Shirl Penney, who is the founder of Dynasty Financial Partners, a leading integrated platform services company for independent wealth-management advisory firms. Penney currently serves as Dynasty's president and CEO and is a member of its board of directors. The firm has over $60 billion in assets on its platform.

  • Gary Chropuvka on Financial Engineering (Podcast)

    26/03/2021 Duration: 59min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Gary Chropuvka, who recently joined the quantitative asset management firm WorldQuant as president. He was previously the co-head of the quantitative investment strategies team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • Bill Gurley on Entrepreneurs and Technology (Podcast)

    19/03/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with legendary venture-capital investor Bill Gurley, who has spent more than 15 years as a general partner at Benchmark Capital. Prior his work in venture capital, Gurley spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at Credit Suisse First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. He was the lead analyst on the Amazon IPO. He is also the author of the long-running Above the Crowd blog, which focuses on the evolution and economics of technology businesses.

  • Jeff Immelt on Crisis Management and Leadership (Podcast)

    12/03/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jeff Immelt, who is a venture partner at the global venture capital and private equity firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Prior to joining NEA in 2018, Jeff was the ninth chairman of GE and served as chief executive officer for 16 years. He has received 15 honorary degrees and numerous awards for business leadership, and chaired the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness under the Obama administration. His new book is “Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company,” a memoir of leadership in times of crisis.

  • William J. Bernstein on Crowd Behavior (Podcast)

    05/03/2021 Duration: 01h09min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with the financial theorist and retired neurologist William J. Bernstein, who co-founded the investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors and has written several books on finance and economic history. His titles include “The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World Was Created,” “A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World,” and “Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History.” He was also the 2017 winner of the James R. Vertin Award from CFA Institute. His latest book is “The Delusions of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups.”

  • Jean Hynes, Wellington’s Incoming CEO (Podcast)

    26/02/2021 Duration: 58min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Jean Hynes, Wellington’s incoming CEO, on rising through the ranks, managing one of the world’s largest asset managers, and investing in health care in the days of Covid. She manages the $51 billion Vanguard Health Care Fund.

  • Doug Braunstein on Investment Banking (Podcast)

    19/02/2021 Duration: 01h20min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Doug Braunstein, founder and managing partner at Hudson Executive Capital, which has underwritten several successful SPAC offerings and manages $1.6 billion in assets. Braunstein previously held several roles at JPMorgan Chase — including working directly with Jamie Dimon as chief financial officer and member of the executive committee — and served as head of JPMorgan’s Americas investment banking and global M&A.

  • Ben Inker on Value and Asset Allocation (Podcast)

    12/02/2021 Duration: 01h19min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Ben Inker, the head of asset allocation at GMO, which manages about $60 billion in assets. In his nearly three decades at GMO, Inker has served as an analyst for the quantitative equity and asset allocation teams, as a portfolio manager of several equity and asset allocation portfolios, as a co-head of international quantitative equities, and as CIO of quantitative developed equities. He is also a member of the GMO board of directors and a CFA charterholder. 

  • Kevin Landis on Technology Investments (Podcast)

    05/02/2021 Duration: 01h10min

     Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with Kevin Landis, who is CEO and chief investment officer of Firsthand Capital Management. Landis founded Firsthand in 1994 and has since become one of the nation's best-known technology investors. He has been making venture capital investments in primary transactions since 1998, focusing on the technology and cleantech sectors. He has over two decades of experience in engineering, market research, product management and investing in the technology sector.

  • Ron Baron on Investing in Tesla and SpaceX (Podcast)

    29/01/2021 Duration: 01h29min

    Bloomberg Opinion columnist Barry Ritholtz speaks with legendary investor Ron Baron, who is the chairman, CEO and portfolio manager at Baron Funds. He founded Baron Capital Management and Baron Capital Inc. in 1982, and boasts more than a half century of research experience. Today, Baron Funds is known for its long-term, fundamental, active approach to growth investing; it has $49 billion in assets under management. 

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