September 30 2015

MRW - Podcast - Paul Wood (guest) - September 30, 2015

Drew and Tom are joined by Paul Wood.

Paul has over 12 years extensive experience in the energy and commodities sectors, working across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Prior to moving to Dubai in 2006, Paul spent three years in London and three years in Singapore with the Petroleum Argus group, using extensive knowledge of downstream oil economics to develop pricing indices used as benchmarks within global physical and OTC oil products markets. During his time with Petroleum Argus, Paul made frequent media appearances, giving expert opinion on global oil market issues to CNBC Asia, BBC World, and numerous radio stations including BBC World Service and Voice of America.In Dubai Paul has worked as Business Development Manager for Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, responsible for initiating, developing and implementing soft and hard infrastructure projects that can enhance trade flows through the Emirate. Within this role, Paul has devised and co-ordinated project strategies and drawn up economic models for a broad variety of commercial infrastructure projects in the emirate. Such projects have included commodity futures contracts, a US$200mn oil products storage facility and tanker berth, expansion of a multi-origin tea trading and storage centre and a state of the art electronic platform for hosting commodity-backed Islamic finance transactions, the first of its type in the world.

Working at Petroleum Argus and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre has enabled Paul to build extensive and high level contacts across the government and commodities sectors in Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

Paul is originally from the UK and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in philology. He is fluent in French and also speaks and writes Arabic and Farsi.

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September 23 2015

MRW - Podcast - Niall O_Malley (guest) - September 23, 2015

Chris and Tom are joined by Niall O’Malley.

Niall O’Malley founded Blue Point Investment Management, LLC, in 2006. As Blue Point’s Portfolio Manager, he leverages a keen understanding of the creative destructive cycle that governs innovation, 12-years of international experience and his understanding of the capital markets to add value for clients.

Niall has often been quoted in the press by the Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore Sun, Bloomberg, Citybizlist Baltimore, Financial Advisor, Markets Media, Seeking Alpha and The Trade. He has been a radio show guest on VoiceAmerica’s Insightful Investor, and WCBM’s Money, Riches and Wealth. He has been a guest speaker at the Baltimore Business Journal, Baltimore Family Office Group, CFA Society Pittsburgh, CFA Society Stamford, Carey School of Business, Loyola University Financial Management Association, Towson University Investment Group’s International Markets Summit and the Wednesday Club. As an Adjunct Professor, he has taught “Investments and Equity Security Analysis” and “Financial Principles of Financial Management” at Towson University’s College of Business and Economics. He served as President of the CFA Society of Baltimore, and now serves on the Board and the Program Committee. Niall founded the Society’s Baltimore Business Review and serves as Co-Editor.

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September 16 2015

MRW - Podcast - Andrew Duffy (guest) - September 16th, 2015

Drew and Chris are joined by Andrew Duffy.

Mr. Andrew J. Duffy, CFA, is the President of the Ascent Investment Advisors, LLC and senior portfolio manager of the Portfolio. Mr. Duffy has 20 years of global real estate securities experience in the private and public markets. From January 2008 through February 2009, Mr. Duffy was a Managing Director with Citigroup Principal Strategies, where he managed a long/short portfolio of global real estate securities. From February 2006 until December 2007, he was with Hunter Global Investors, L.P. where he was the Co- Portfolio Manager. From 1999 to 2006, he was a Portfolio Manager at TIAA-CREF. Between 1993 and 1999, Mr. Duffy was a Senior Research Analyst at Eagle Asset Management, where he launched and managed a dedicated real estate securities investment program in which he was responsible for fundamental analysis, security selection, portfolio construction and the covered call option writing strategy. His other professional experience includes being a Partner at Raymond James & Associates where, as an investment banker, he managed public offerings and advised on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his career in investments, Mr. Duffy served for five years as an officer in the United States Army, where his assignments included serving as a detachment commander in the 7th Special Forces Group and as company executive officer and platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division. Mr. Duffy received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979 as a Distinguished Graduate (top 5% of class) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1986. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1996.

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September 9 2015

MRW - Podcast - OPEN SHOW - September 9, 2015

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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September 2 2015

MRW - Podcast - Yevgeniy Feyman (guest) - September 2, 2015

Drew and Chris are joined by Yevgeniy Feyman.

Yevgeniy Feyman is a fellow with and deputy director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress. He writes on health care policy, entitlement reform, and the Affordable Care Act. Feyman’s research has focused on a variety of topics, including the physician shortage, the cost of health care reform, and consumer-directed health care.

In 2013, Feyman, with colleagues Avik Roy and Paul Howard, released the Obamacare Impact Map, a state-by-state look at the effects of the ACA. The map was cited numerous times on Capitol Hill; Republican strategist Karl Rove called the map an “indispensable tool” in understanding the law’s effects on Americans. Feyman has written for various publications, including National Review Online, FoxNews.com, Washington Examiner, Health Affairs, and Politico. He has spoken on numerous radio and TV shows and is a contributor to The Apothecary, the Forbes health care blog on health care policy and entitlement reform. Feyman holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

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