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CIO Paul Moroz walks us through his “best practices” portfolio construction checklist.

July 7, 2021 27 Mins
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On modern monetary theory

We explore the evolution of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the notable economic ideas on which it is based. We highlight some notable criticisms and discuss implications of MMT for economic policy and financial markets.

June 30, 2021
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Opening the Pandora’s box of Bitcoin, societal trust, and why investors might not, but need to, fully understand the technology.

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Where I’m seeing value in emerging markets

I’ve been revisiting Philip Fisher’s Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits recently. Scanning the opportunity set in emerging markets, I’ve been trying to imagine what Fisher would have made of the current investment landscape.

May 26, 2021
Playing the plan Mawer U.S. equity portfolio EP86

Playing the plan: Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio | EP86

“Making the macro micro” around demand trends, inflation concerns, valuations, and earnings. We discuss Comcast, Visa, Dollar General, Alphabet, and more.

May 19, 2021 35 Mins
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Deep dive: The pharmaceutical industry | EP85

A close look at our research methods to understand trends, opportunities, and challenges in the pharmaceutical industry.

May 5, 2021 38 Mins
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Where I’m seeing value in emerging markets

I’ve been revisiting Philip Fisher’s Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits recently. Scanning the opportunity set in emerging markets, I’ve been trying to imagine what Fisher would have made of the current investment landscape.

May 26, 2021
Twas the week before Christmas 2020

'Twas the week before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas, (and you know it’s true), COVID looms large in our annual review.

December 18, 2020
Mawers autumn reads 2020

Mawer’s autumn reads 2020

The onset of autumn means ‘tis time for some recommended reads.

September 2, 2020
Not boring finds for June 2020

(Not) boring finds for June 2020

Howard Marks sent a memo; Ray Dalio explained the last 500 years as they related to empires and reserve currencies; we learned a new word, “shoshin”; and scanned a lot of charts about U. S. advertising revenue trends.

June 30, 2020
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The enemy is us: Mitigating confirmation bias

Back in March, as physical distancing practices were being implemented globally, I was bemused by contrasting provocatively titled articles published within a day of one another.

June 10, 2020
Not boring finds for May 2020

(Not) boring finds for May 2020

A podcast about decision-making theory, a global fiscal policy tracker, a blog about market assumptions, and an infinite monkey theorem experiment. The ideas springs have sprung.

May 27, 2020
Managing investments for foundations and not for profits EP22

Managing investments for foundations and not-for-profits | EP22

Institutional portfolio manager, Andrew Johnson, discusses key investment issues foundations and not-for-profits are facing in today's environment

November 28, 2018 33 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers global small cap portfolio EP21

Playing the plan: Mawer’s global small cap portfolio | EP21

Deputy CIO, Christian Deckart, discusses global small cap portfolio holdings to demonstrate the small cap life cycle, how M&As present a double-edged sword, and how the team continues to turn over new stones.

November 21, 2018 24 Mins
The art of the management team interview EP20

The art of the management team interview | EP20

Global small cap equity analyst, Karan Phadke, discusses his experience interviewing management teams.

November 7, 2018 27 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer international equity portfolio EP19

Playing the plan: Mawer’s international equity portfolio | EP19

David Ragan, co-manager of Mawer’s international equity strategies, discusses the current economic environment, what changes have been made to the portfolio as a result, and highlights holdings in the exciting worlds of nanotechnology, door locks, and pharmacies.

October 24, 2018 35 Mins
Quarterly update 3Q 2018

Quarterly update | 3Q 2018 | EP18

This episode features insights from the third quarter by Greg Peterson, portfolio manager of Mawer’s balanced and global balanced strategies.

October 10, 2018 19 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers global balanced portfolio EP17

Playing the plan: Mawer’s global balanced portfolio | EP17

CIO and co-manager, Paul Moroz, discusses how to build the most resilient global portfolio possible and reveals Mawer’s four building blocks to risk management.

September 26, 2018 27 Mins

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