Released August 31st, 2021
Scott Malpass - Building a Great Endowment
Scott was the CIO of Notre Dame's endowment for 32 years, building it into a powerhouse of the endowment world. We cover the qualities he looks for in great investors, how asset classes have evolved over his 30 years of investing, and how Scott recruited top talent to work at Notre Dame’s endowment.
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Stephen Mandel - Investing Behind Change
Steve Mandel is the founder of Lone Pine Capital, one of the most successful hedge fund and investment firms of this generation. We cover how the investing business has evolved since Steve started in the 1980s, why it’s so difficult to drive alpha by shorting stocks today, and why Steve still loves to get into the guts of a business.
David Salem - The Art of Asset Allocation
David Salem was the founding president and CIO for The Investment Fund for Foundations and currently is CIO of the Windhorse Group. We cover foundations of asset allocation, first principles thinking, and the history of the Yale and Harvard endowment models.
Michael Mauboussin - Great Migration Public to Private Equity
A discussion on the shift from public to private investing, the significant changes in capital markets, and the rise of intangible assets.
Sequoia Capital (Part 1)
Acquired tells the story of Sequoia Capital and its founder, Don Valentine.
The Playing Field
Graham Duncan explains the five distinct levels of the investing game (apprentice, expert, professional, master, steward).
Technology Entrepreneurship and The Disruption of Ambition
An analysis of the history of ambition and how the ventures talented people want to pursue has changed with technological advances.
Pioneering Portfolio Management
The seminal work on the Endowment Model. David Swenson describes the investment process he pioneered for Yale's endowment.
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
A distillation of Vanguard founder John Bogle's common sense approach to investing that ushered in a passive investment revolution.
Foundation and Endowment Investing
Lessons, experiences and investment philosophies of twelve accomplished Foundation and Endowment CIOs.