The Investors First Podcast

The Investors First Podcast

The award* winning Investors First Podcast is a service of CFA Society Orlando. Subject matter experts from our Society interview Founders, Chief Executive Officer’s, Chief Investment Strategists, Fed Presidents and more to discuss timely and relevant topics in finance. Our mission is to educate investors and investment professionals in Florida, the Americas and beyond, with a focus on making you a more informed investor and/or advisor.

*The CFA Institute awarded CFA Society Orlando the 2020 Impact and Innovation Award for the Investor’s First Podcast. Previous guests include Patrick O’Shaugnessy, Liz Ann Sonders, Barry Ritholtz, Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic, Dr. David Kelly, Jason Zweig, Cliff Asness, Annie Duke, Morgan Housel, Peter Zeihan, and Meb Faber.

Recent Episodes

Ranji Nagaswami, SVPGlobal: A Primer on Private Credit

July 14, 2022

Our guest today is Ranji Nagaswami, Managing Director, Chief Strategy/Commercial Officer at SVPGlobal. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT. SVP is a global investment firm focused on distressed debt and private equity opportuniti…

Samir Vasavada, Vise: Automating Wealth Management

June 2, 2022

Our guest today is Samir Vasavada, co-founder & CEO of Vise. Samir came up with the idea for Vise when him and Runik Mehrotra (fellow co-founder) were teenagers. Samir is responsible for Operations, Business Development and …

Eduardo Repetto: Building Better Portfolios, From Aeronautics To Avantis

May 5, 2022

Our guest today is Eduardo Repetto, Chief Investment Officer for Avantis Investors. Avantis was established to help clients achieve their investment goals through a persistent focus on providing well-diversified investment s…

Chris Arnade: Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

April 21, 2022

Our guest today is Chris Arnade, author of the best seller Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America. A Florida native, Chris was one of the first quants on Wall Street and spent 20 years as a trader before becoming disen…

Rick Bookstaber, Fabric: A Framework for Risk Management from an Industry Pioneer

April 7, 2022

Our guest today is Rick Bookstaber, co-founder and Head of Risk for Fabric, which provides factor-based risk management applications for investment advisors. Rick resume is as impressive as you can come across. He’s held Chi…

Roger Urwin, Willis Towers Watson - Sustainable Investing & Seeing Around Corners

March 24, 2022

Our guest today is Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content with Willis Towers Watson. Roger joined Watson Wyatt in 1989 to start the firm’s investment consulting practice and, under his leadership, grew to a global te…