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What Should You Do When Your Wealth Is Tied up in a Concentrated Stock Position? (Ep. 49)



If you’re the founder of a public company, a long-term employee with accumulated stock options, or an early investor in a highly successful company, it’s likely that you have a concentrated stock position.

So, what should you do when a major portion of your wealth is tied up in a single stock?

Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and David Cariani, Chief Investment Officer, answer this question in today’s episode. They unpack strategies to help you minimize the downside risk exposure and large tax liabilities that come with a concentrated position.

Sean and David discusses:

  • How options and exchange funds help you diversify without having to sell your stock
  • Why leaving a concentrated stock position unattended can be risky
  • Creative gifting strategies to reduce your capital gains tax
  • How your level of concentration affects your wealth management decisions
  • And more

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Private Equity Investment Opportunities in India (Ep. 48)



Do you want to diversify your portfolio by investing outside of the U.S. markets?

If yes, then it is time to take a look at private equity investment opportunities in one of the biggest emerging markets — India. 

In this episode, Derek Myron is joined by Manu Rikhye, partner at GrowX Venture Management. They talk about the emerging sectors in India and how you can invest in early-stage businesses during the different rounds of venture capital funding.

Manu discusses:

  • Why more companies are opting for private equity instead of an IPO
  • Factors that make India an attractive market to invest in today
  • The investment life cycle of a company from idea stage to a large enterprise
  • Mortality rates for early-stage businesses and expected returns if they succeed.
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

An accomplished professional with 16 years of all‐round contribution in financial services, Manu has extensive experience in the offshoring industry and distressed debt management space – with expertise in core business strategy, M&A, and inspirational leadership. A founding member of the Midland Credit Management India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Encore Capital Group, he was responsible for strategy, business plans, budgets, and P&L for the India Debt Recovery Operations for Encore’s US, UK and Australia & New Zealand portfolios. In 2015, Manu led the acquisition of Baycorp, a leading debt purchasing and contingency collections company based in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Encore, Manu has worked with established brands including Global Vantedge and GE Capital International Services.

 


Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: A Revolution in Financial Services with Matt Hougan, Part 2 (Ep. 47)



Once you understand cryptocurrency and its different applications, the next big question is: How can you start investing in it?

In part two of this two-part miniseries, Kyle Malmstrom is back with Matt Hougan, Chief Investment Officer at Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s largest crypto index fund manager. They walk you through the different platforms to invest in crypto, and ways to identify the right cryptocurrencies for your portfolio.

Matt discusses:

  • Why crypto makes sense as an asset class and a portfolio diversifier
  • The reason behind multiple cryptocurrencies existing in the market
  • Key investment risks that you should know before investing in crypto
  • How NFTs work – and their future scope in the digital property rights space
  • And more

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Matt Hougan is one of the world’s leading experts on crypto, ETFs, and financial technology. He is the Chief Investment Officer for Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency index funds. He was previously CEO of ETF.com and Inside ETFs, where he helped build the world’s first ETF data and analytics system, the leading ETF media site, and the world’s largest ETF conference. Matt is co-author of two publications for the CFA Institute Research Foundation: “A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds” and “Crypto assets: The Guide to Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies for Professional Investors.” He is a crypto columnist for Forbes, a three-time member of the Barron’s ETF Roundtable, a member of ETFdb’s ETF Hall of Fame, and the eighth person to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from ETF.com for contributions to the ETF industry.

 


35. Structured Notes Simplified With Robert Sowinski



The interest rates for fixed income investments have reached historic lows. However, structured notes, which are somewhat unknown to many investors, can help you maintain returns through this environment.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom speaks with Robert Sowinski, managing director, structured products at Advisors Asset Management. Robert simplifies the complexities of structured notes and discusses how you can use them to boost your returns –– while accounting for the various investment risks involved.

Robert discusses:

  • An easy-to-follow explanation of how structured products operate
  • How you can cap your downside risk while maintaining a decent upside potential
  • The different timeframes and liquidity options available in structured notes
  • Why structured notes are becoming increasingly popular among retail investors
  • And more

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