May 17, 2019

Episode #30 Charlie Eaton – Pioneering the Placement Agent Industry

This week we are talking about the placement agent business in the alternative investments space. We could not have imagined finding a better person to discuss this topic with than Charles “Charlie” Eaton, the Founder of Eaton Partners and one of the pioneers of the whole industry. Charlie founded Eaton Partners in 1983 as one of the first and now one of the largest placement agents in the world. Eaton Partners was acquired by Stifel Financial in 2016. According to Eaton Partners’ website, it has been widely recognized as the world’s leading placement agent. Since the firm’s founding in 1983, […]
May 3, 2019

Episode #29 Dan Rasmussen – Disrupting Private Equity

Dan Rasmussen is the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Verdad, a hedge fund that attempts to replicate privately-equity like returns through investments in publicly listed highly leveraged micro-caps. Before starting Verdad, Dan worked at Bain Capital and Bridgewater Associates. Dan graduated from Harvard summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the New York Times bestselling author of American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt. In 2017, he was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. The topics discussed include: Replicating private equity with […]
June 8, 2018

Episode #23 Peter Schwicht – Asset Management, Megatrends, ESG Investing, Financial Research and Regulation

Peter Schwicht is the former CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management EMEA. He held various positions in JP Morgan over the years including being the head of trading for JP Morgan Germany. Currently he is sitting on the board of many companies and continuing to share his expertize. In the interview, we touch on many topics such as: Megatrends in Asset management as well as ESG investing and how regulation impacts the asset management industry. More of the topics we cover in the interview are: Megatrends in asset management The raise of passive asset management. Perspective on ESG investing and […]
May 24, 2018

Episode #22 Sven Korschinowski – Future of Payments, Banking, Fintech Regulation and How to Become a Partner

Sven Korschinowski is Partner for Payments and Banking at KPMG, one of the big four auditing and consulting companies. Before that he worked for a long time at Deutsche Bank in various countries. In our conversation we have a wide-ranging conversation from consulting, over fintech, payment, banking, innovation, blockchain, and for the ambitious among you: career advice on becoming a partner at KPMG.     How to contact Sven: https://svenkorschinowski.de/ @KorschinowskiSv Topics we cover in the interview: Introduction and career advice in consulting Fintech vs incumbents, what are the chances and weaknesses of both How to succeed as a startup […]