July 26 2017

MRW - Podcast - OPEN SHOW - July 26, 2017

This week, Drew and Tom took the time to answer the pressing questions listeners have on personal finance, investing, the economy and much more! ...

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July 19 2017

MRW - Podcast - Chris Tidmore (guest) - July 19, 2017

Drew and Chris are joined by Chris Tidmore.

Chris Tidmore, CFA, is a senior investment strategist in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. Before joining Vanguard in August 2015, Mr. Tidmore was the managing partner of Butcher's Hill Capital, LLC, which managed the Geneva Arbitrage Fund. The Geneva Arbitrage Fund employed both merger arbitrage and event-driven investment strategies. Before the launch of the Geneva Arbitrage Fund, Mr. Tidmore worked as an arbitrage trader, analyst, and portfolio manager for a family-owned holding company. In addition, he was an options trader on the American Stock Exchange. Before his work in the securities industry, he was employed as an auditor, providing audit, accounting, and consulting services to various charitable and governmental organizations. Mr. Tidmore has developed and taught courses in financial accounting, financial statement analysis, asset valuation, equity derivatives, trading, portfolio management, alternative investments, and CFA® and CPA review courses for an extensive list of clients. He also has lectured on various accounting and finance topics to both the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia. Mr. Tidmore earned a B.S. in accounting at the University of Delaware. He is a CFA charterholder and is a past president of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.

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July 5 2017

MRW - Podcast - Norm Champ (guest) - July 5, 2017

Drew and Tom are joined by Norm Champ.

Norm Champ is a partner in Investment Funds Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Previously, Norm was the director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  

While at the SEC, Norm played a key role in the SEC’s completion of landmark reforms in 2014 to strengthen the $3 trillion money market fund industry, and led important structural and policy changes in the Division of Investment Management. He was the leader of interactions with the Financial Stability Oversight Council as the Council turned its attention to whether asset management firms are “systemically important.” He also worked on crisis management efforts at securities firms to protect customers of those firms. Norm also headed the creation of Guidance Updates and Senior Level Engagement initiatives, both of which were established to provide transparency to the industry about the priorities and goals of the SEC and to create a dialogue between policymakers and the senior management of asset management firms. Norm’s book, Going Public, about his experiences at the SEC is available on Amazon. For more information on Going Public, visit www.goingpublicthebook.com.

Prior to becoming the Director of the Division of Investment Management, he was the Deputy Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) and the Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the SEC’s New York Regional Office. In these capacities he supervised SEC examinations of investment advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, national securities exchanges, credit rating agencies, clearing firms and other market participants.

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