Join us for an introduction to our podcast, Elephant in the Room, as we kick off our inaugural season focused on Trust in investing and asset management. This podcast is an attempt to shed light on lesser understood topics in the world of investing. It is an ongoing search for truths which are often hidden in plain sight.Ep.7: Gregg Schoenberg – Rebuilding Trust
As part of Season One’s exploration of Trust in asset management, Gregg Schoenberg, Managing Partner at Wescott Inc. and co-founder of The Financial Revolutionist, sits down with CEO Peter Kraus to talk about transparency in the investment industry, fintech, and the future of finance.Ep.6: Allen Thorpe – Trust & Private Equity
As part of Season One’s exploration of Trust in asset management, Allen Thorp, partner at private equity firm Hellman & Friedman talks with our CEO Peter Kraus about private equity, public equity, and the differences between the two – some real and some imaginary.Ep.5: Margaret Hartigan – Trust in the Financial Advice Business
As part of Season One’s exploration of Trust in asset management, Marstone CEO and co-founder Margaret Hartigan talks with our CEO Peter Kraus about how technology can increase transparency, financial literacy, and trust in the financial advice business.Ep.4: Mike Krieger – Digital Trust
As part of Season One’s exploration of Trust in asset management, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger talks with our CMO Matthew Siegel about how trust develops in the digital world, the creation of Instagram, and social media’s potential to increase trust in asset managers.Ep.3: Mark Carhart – Algorithms vs. Humans
As part of Season One’s exploration of Trust in asset management, Peter Kraus and his guest Mark Carhart talk about quantitative investing, how it differs from traditional human-driven decision-making, and the potential ups and downs it may face in the future.Ep.2: Peter Kraus – Hidden Fees
As part of Season One’s exploration of trust, Ep. 2 takes a look at a class of fees – sometimes referred to as “revenue rebates” or “sub-transfer agency” which are paid by asset managers (mutual fund companies) to intermediaries (broker-dealers). Because these fees are often paid out of the asset manager’s management fee, most retail clients are unaware that they exist, or that they effectively increase the overall fee they are paying to their broker-dealer. In this episode, Peter Kraus discusses how the industry ended up in this situation, what’s being done to add more transparency and fairness to the marketplace, and what investors can do to make themselves more knowledgeable, active stewards of their own capital.Ep.1: Season Intro – Trust
Aperture Investors CMO Matthew Siegel provides a brief introduction to the Elephant in the Room podcast and to the focus of the first season: Trust. He discusses the trust deficit that exists between asset managers and their clients, and the global lack of trust in financial services as a whole. This short episode is an introduction to Season 1 of EITR.