June 15, 2017

Update: End of Season I

That’s it guys – The Wall Street Lab will be taking a summer break and will be back in a few months with the next season. “Whoa, what? Why?”, I hear you say. Do you want good reasons, or the true reasons? Let’s start with some good reasons: We want to be able to better plan the episodes ahead of time by recording at least 10 episodes before we have to publish them. This is beneficial for multiple reasons: 1) it allows us to focus our time on promoting the episodes, rather than scrambling to publish them on time, 2) […]
June 1, 2017

Episode #14 Dan Kemp – Using Behavioral Finance to Make Better Investment Decisions

Dan Kemp is the Chief Investment Officer for the EMEA region at Morningstar Investment Management. Dan has a very interesting background. For instance, he holds a BA in Theology at Kings College in London – we spend quite a bit of time talking about how his non-business background has helped him in his investment career. Prior to joining Morningstar Investment Management, he was a Founder and Partner at Albemarle Street Partners, an investment advisory firm that assists advisors in client risk profiling, fund research, portfolio construction and asset allocation. Prior to that, he was a Multi-Asset Fund of Funds manager […]
May 18, 2017

Episode #13 Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner – Blockchain, Digital Currencies and Smart Contracts

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner is Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he analyses implications of Blockchain technology on companies and business models.  Prof. Sandner is also member of the FinTech Rat – a council for financial technology of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. In our interview this week we discuss the Blockchain technology and its potential implications. Prof. Dr. Sandner answers all our questions and more regarding the Blockchain and closely related technologies such as smart contracts, digital currencies and other applications of this revolutionary invention. As the […]
May 4, 2017

Episode #12 Joerg de Vries-Hippen – Equity Research and Portfolio Management with Allianz Global Investors’ CIO of European Equities

Jörg de Vries-Hippen is the CIO for European Equities at Allianz Global Investors. He has built his career within AGI and has been part of the organization for 25 years since he finished his M.B.A. degree from the Universit of Mannheim in Germany. You may have heard of one of Aesop’s fables called “The Tortoise and the Hare”. The fable is about an overconfident hare who ridicules a tortoise for being too slow. One day, the tortoise gets tired of being insulted and challenges the hare to a race. The hare, confident as it was, decides to take a nap […]