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Money goes where it's treated best. That simple truth is a big reason why more and more money—trillions, in fact—flows into a powerful, low-cost tool that's quietly transformed investing in recent years. Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, let you invest in everything from the stock market to gold like never before. This biweekly podcast will demystify them—and delight you in the process.
 
The Bid breaks down what’s happening in the markets and explores the forces that are changing investing. Hear thought leaders from and outside of BlackRock discuss the trends shaping society and why they matter. Privacy policy: https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/compliance/privacy-policy This material is for informational purposes and is prepared by BlackRock, is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation t ...
 
Plenty of books, podcasts and blogs focus on building wealth – and that’s great, as far as it goes. But focusing just on wealth misses the point. I believe what most of us actually want is to have choice. Choice in how much time we give to income-producing activities. Choice about what those income-producing activities are. Choice about where we live. Choice about when we retire. Choice about the ways we use our money to produce happiness. In the Financial Autonomy podcast, I explore the dif ...
 
In this podcast series, our investment research team pick the brains of key wealth management professionals to uncover unique insights on the investment areas they are most passionate about. Together they explore potential opportunities, challenges and considerations in the market while also sharing fascinating stories and lessons from their experience. We hope you enjoy the unique perspectives.
 
The Curious Quant series, hosted by Michael Kollo, is a discussion between technically-minded professionals in the financial services, technology and data science fields. It examines the application of new data and new methodologies to common problems in financial markets. Michael Kollo has a PhD in Finance is from the London School of Economics where he lectured in quantitative finance in addition to Imperial College and at the University of New South Wales. He has created models and led qu ...
 
Hear the fascinating stories behind the exploding Arizona craft beer scene directly from the people who are making it happen. When you live in the desert you have to stay hydrated. Or you die. Simple. But who says you always have to drink boring old lame water? There are PLENTY of options to get a tasty handcrafted beer. **Disclaimer: Make sure you drink LOTS of water in the desert. Seriously. Don't be dumb. You need that out here. Or you really will die**
 
A podcast for Asian career changers who want to pursue a creative field and redefine what success means to them. If you are a dreamer and doer who wants to stop settling at work, take ownership of your career, and live your fullest life, then this is for you. Hosted by Yunzhe Zhou, an artist, coach and entrepreneur, this podcast shares weekly behind-the-scenes advice from successful career changers to empower you in yours. Here’s to experimenting, playing, and building your most important de ...
 
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Really excited for this episode. I chat with Thomas Taw, the Head of Investment Strategies Asia Pacific for BlackRock. For those who are unfamiliar, BlackRock is the largest fund manager in the world. It's a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into how a business with the global resources they have at their disposal is seeing things - investment …
 
In this episode, Ben Powell, Chief Investment Strategist, APAC at BlackRock, joins us to analyse the trends from BlackRock's 2020 midyear global outlook, which includes the steps to restarting the global economy, the future economic impacts of blurred monetary and fiscal policies and the acceleration towards sustainable investing.…
 
“Success is taking those leaps of faith, once and twice and again and again”. Denise Wang is the Co-founder of UniCareer, a leading education technology platform for international talents backed by top institutional investors. Before starting her own company, she was a VP at BlackRock who managed multi-billion dollar relationships across BlackRock'…
 
In the ETF Terrordome, nothing comes easy for issuers -- even if your name is Goldman Sachs. The asset management arm of the storied Wall Street firm launched its first ETF five years ago. Investors have put about $20 billion into the funds to date, a decent start for a relative newcomer. Half those assets are in $GSLC, which was a true game-change…
 
Racial injustice and inequity have come into increased focus and caused corporations to shift their behaviors. How is systemic racism impacting the workplace, and what do companies need to do to tackle these issues? On this episode of The Bid, Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business,…
 
When Drekker Brewing Co. in Fargo, North Dakota in 2014 their mission was to make beer completely on their terms. Now, approaching their 6th anniversary these guys are making some major waves in the craft beer world still doing it completely on their terms. From the amazing liquid in the cans to the beautiful art on the outside Drekker is making fa…
 
One of the most popular pathways to achieving financial autonomy is through investing in stocks. Stock market investing has a ton of advantages including ease of diversification, low transaction cost, ease of liquidity, and being highly regulated to guard against investor fraud. A popular stock portfolio strategy is known as the core/satellite appr…
 
Selling an ETF has become less about about sales and more about adviser education, which has sparked many firms to create roles for ETF specialists. These are people who know everything about the products as well as the market forces driving their returns. On this episode of Trillions, Eric and Joel speak with Paul Baiocchi, an ETF specialist with …
 
Tim Duggan is the co-founder of Junkee Media, one of Australia's fastest growing media companies dedicated to improving the conversations about things that matter. In today's interview, we talk about building communities around digital products and understanding the shift towards conscious consumerism. We also discuss his new book, Cult Status, whi…
 
Nathan Fabian is Chief Responsible Investment Officer with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI believes that financial markets today have not adequately priced-in the likely near-term policy response to climate change. In this podcast, we talk about the release of the Inevitable Policy Response, a project that aims to prepare i…
 
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the expectation for companies to lead with purpose has intensified. Employees are demanding it; customers are expecting it; and communities are requiring it. So how can companies lead coming out of the crisis? On this episode of The Bid, BlackRock Chief Marketing Officer Frank Cooper sits down with Airbnb CEO B…
 
Most passive investors take for granted that their fund “tracks an index.” Well, that’s actually something of a feat because there’s so much more going on than meets the eye. And it’s all to effectively end up tied with the index. This job isn't automated, either. Rather, a team of people must work together, playing defense against hedge funds and …
 
Beer School by Blue Pint Society is always a great time. But we can’t all gather just yet so the folks at Blue Pint Society said f**k COVID just like they say f**k cancer and planned an online beer school for its 12th installment happening on September 19th. But this isn’t just any old Zoom call. It includes beer delivery! Enjoy the show and hope t…
 
The Arizona Territory in the 1800's served as a beacon of hope for many who sought to take their place among the wealthy. Hans Von Biermann immigrated to AZ in the 1800’s to find his uncle (the famed Lost Dutchman?) who told him of riches in the Sonoran Desert. However, Hans found neither. His personal journals have been recovered by Bone Haus Brew…
 
Today Melissa Martin is a successful Melbourne photographer, but that's quite a way from where she started her career journey. In this chat we explore: The challenges many women in particular face when they start a family and find that their previous career no longer works in their life. How Melissa went about finding a new path. Some of the clever…
 
The coronavirus crisis has accelerated sustainability, bringing to light issues around the environment, our climate and company behavior. But as global economies begin to restart and reach a new normal, can sustainability accelerate recovery? On this episode of The Bid and our mini-series, “Sustainability. Our new standard,” we hear from leaders in…
 
BlackRock is the undisputed king of the ETF hill; it’s also the world's biggest asset manager, with more than $7 trillion assets under management. And because 2020 has been one of the stranger years ever, there’s no time like the present to engage with such a financial powerhouse — especially BlackRock, which has had a front row seat through all of…
 
Globalism is at a crossroads. Coronavirus has caused a dramatic pullback in the once-seamless transfer of technology and people across countries. As a result, companies more and more have to adapt with societies and their needs, or else get left behind. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sat down at the BlackRock Future Forum …
 
Megan Greenwood has a machine over the past few years getting her beer out to the masses, and spreading the good word (in many ways). Its crazy to think I had her on the show 2 years ago (as you’ll hear….LITERALLY 2 years ago) and I'm so stoked she now has Greenwood Brewing Company open right downtown. And it couldn’t be any more perfect. Meagan is…
 
The Financial Autonomy book is now available. Discover the full Financial Autonomy framework and build your own strategy to gain choice via the free downloadable companion workbook. Free delivery within Australia if purchased direct. Visit www.financialautonomy.com.au/book_order This weeks episode: What is insider trading, why is it a crime, and wh…
 
In Episode 49 of the [i3] Podcast, we speak with Stephen Laipply, US Head of iShares Fixed Income ETFs for BlackRock. We discuss how fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs) fared during March and April of this year, when many bond markets froze due the global pandemic. We talk about price discovery in listed and OTC markets and the question wheth…
 
When Steven Larson was a child a freak pizza oven accident turned what would be a normal desire for pizza into a lifelong obsession to eat all of it. Well, not actually. And that first part was made up. But Steven DOES love pizza so a couple of years ago Wizard of Za was born. Through this Steven takes his followers on a journey to the best pizza s…
 
BlackRock Brewers opened in 2017 and have been steadily kicking ass since. Taking home awards from local festivals is quickly becoming the norm for this small but powerful Tucson brewery. Owner/brewer Tony Williams joins the show to tell us how his focus on quality lays the foundation for the long-term success of this neighborhood favorite. From aw…
 
The gaming industry is a juggernaut, and the pandemic has been especially good for business. The thematic gaming ETFs, tickers $ESPO, $HERO, $GAMR and $NERD, are all up more than 35% so far this year. Living rooms, phones, Teslas, E-sports stadiums — gaming is everywhere now. And the most popular titles are more than just games anymore; they’re pla…
 
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) sounds dry, I know, and in truth, and it is. But it's likely you're going to hear a whole lot more about it, and the idea of jobs guarantees, in the coming months and perhaps years. Why? Because MMT proposes an interesting solution to unemployment. And battling unemployment will be the number 1 agenda item around the co…
 
The killers of Berta Caceres had every reason to believe they’d get away with murder. More than 100 other environmental activists in Honduras had been killed in the previous five years, yet almost no one had been punished for the crimes. Bloomberg’s Blood River follows a four-year quest to find her killers – a twisting trail that leads into the cou…
 
What's Aged Care have to do with financial autonomy and gaining choice? At some point, your parents are likely going to need age care and it might come down to you to solve it for them. An awareness of how the system works and some of the basics, is something I’m sure you will find valuable. Financial adviser and age care expert Susan Cooper explai…
 
In this episode, Scott Berg, Portfolio Manager for the T.Rowe Price Global Equity Fund, joins us to discuss the recent performance and outlook of global equities, the role of value and growth stocks in your portfolio and the current factors driving company valuations. Scott also shares his views on the rising geopolitical risks between China and th…
 
If you were to invest in a company, you’d watch how it performs and take interest in how it grows over time. In the world of investment stewardship, companies take those actions on behalf of their clients. Investment stewardship involves engagement with public companies to promote positive behaviors. And this year, BlackRock has committed to being …
 
This year, millions of new young people -- many of whom are bored at home during the pandemic -- have started trading stocks, ETFs and options for the first time. They've become such a force that these retail investors are even credited with moving markets. Some critics see this as an accident waiting to happen; others see it as a great opportunity…
 
On July 10th Wren House Brewing Company will release Black Excellence, an Imperial Stout with African ingredients brewed by assistant brewer Akil Abdul Zakariya as a collaboration with Brewz Brothaz out of Detroit. The beer will raise funds for the NAACP. Akil and Preston Thoeny from Wren House joins as well as some amazing folks in the Michigan be…
 
We entered this year with the view that there wouldn’t be an economic downturn in 2020. No one could have predicted the global pandemic that would come just a couple of months later. Since then, market volatility has been at all-time highs, unemployment has surged and there’s no question that we’re in a downturn. But one prediction we made has held…
 
When it comes to finances, singles can easily feel that the world is against them. Politicians constantly talk of the need to help “working families”. Yet what about those who through choice or the fall of the cards don’t fit that mould? In our last episode we talked about Resiliency, having a budget approach that works for you, holding an emergenc…
 
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