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First this mysterious donor turns up dead in hospital. Sad for him, but I finally get my heart transplant. So yay for me? Well, yeah. except that's when the violent memories start. The crazy behaviours kick in. And then these INSANE new spy skills. Just as life was getting back to normal, suddenly I've got a crush on my best friend. I'm in trouble with the polce. On the trail of a mysterious object. And all while still in rehab. Bad enough for any 16-year-old, right? Well next I'm top of a s ...
 
Uncommon history with an unconventional pair. Join married hosts Rebecca Robbins (a Broadway actress) and Kim Kimmel (her college history instructor) as they delve into topics that run the historical gambit. A gifted storyteller, Kim taught history at the collegiate level for 29 years while as a student, Rebecca always sat in the front row of his Western Civilizations class soaking up every word he said. For the record, she made an A in his class. She went on to pursue a Broadway career (The ...
 
Deep from inside the City's shadows comes a new podcast warrior.. author, speaker and ex investment gatekeeper Jon 'JB' Beckett explores the Industry's taboo and hot topics. Dear Citizens of the People's Republic of Podcast, welcome! The New Fund Order is here; from existential risk to the human condition, a contrarian exploration of the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of; Asset Management, Finance and fund selection. Bringing you news, views and interviews. Like a philosophy-economics ...
 
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The years 1692-1693 were some of the darkest times in American history. They were the years when mass hysteria ruled the land and young girls were inexplicably stricken with fits of screaming, barking, shaking, and crying. It was a group of roughly 9 girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, who were taken at their fantastical word of being physically…
 
Welcome to the Darkside of Fund Management and Research... the New Fund Order. Episode 20: Into the Mind The sky arcs obsidian, as thunderous clouds roll in and heavy rain pours down. We are forced to open an iron door and take refuge inside an old hospital only to be greeted by the wails of its patients within. What dark horrors await us in this p…
 
During the late summer and fall of 1888, a district in East London was being terrorized by an unknown Victorian serial killer. In a September 25th letter addressed to the Central News Agency, the yet to be identified murderer boasted of his recent killings and signed the letter “Jack the Ripper”. That name has endured for over 133 years, and the ca…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. In our ever ending journey to tackle the tough topics in our industry, I talk to Justin Onuekwusi about his ‘I am’ campaign and ‘Talk about Black’. We discuss why there is a lack of diversity, why there is not enough black representation i…
 
Everyone has their favorite holiday, but do you know how your favorite holiday came into being? The answers may surprise you. For instance, in 12th century England, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25th, but the ancient Celts celebrated their New Year (Sumhain) on November 1st. So why do we now celebrate the New Year on January 1st? And why d…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. We open The Sironi Files with Fintech supreme Paolo Sironi on his seminal work on Financial Market Transparency (‘FMT’), anthropology, gamification and data platforms and how these are changing asset management and fund selection from the …
 
Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a fascinating figure- resourceful, brave, insightful, reflective, but it’s his inordinate ambition that leads to his downfall. Can the same be said of Scotland’s real Macbeth? Here in Episode 29, we unpack the characters in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth alongside their historical (or mythical) counterparts including Banquo, Ma…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. We speak with SharingAlpha.com co-founder Oren Kaplan on creating his innovative global platform, the wisdom of the crowd, building community and insights against the backdrop of a global pandemic. In a more distanced world, is SharingAlph…
 
Almost six centuries have come and gone and we’re still talking about an illiterate peasant girl who only lived to be nineteen years old. Why? Not only did she inspire her nation by leading thousands of men into battle, but she also ushered in the end of the Hundred’s Year War thus saving her nation of France from English rule. Was she divinely ins…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Our first New Fund Order debate, about 'that manager'... We debate the ins and outs, the ups and downs of that 'Oracle of Oxford' and the whole sad and sorry affair which rocked fund allocators, distributors and the divinity of the star ma…
 
In October of 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea and christened it “Juana” in honor of Prince Don Juan, son of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. From there, Cuba would remain under Spanish rule for over 400 years. Eventually, the United States would help the Cuban people overthrow their colonial rulers just as Americ…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Ny fondordre Episode #15 The water ripples as the air chirps to the sound of bicycles. It could only be Copenhagen! I sit down and discuss what makes fund selection different in Denmark and the wider Scandi-fication of wealth management ac…
 
Spy: (noun) “A person employed by one nation to secretly convey classified information of strategic importance to another nation.” When someone says the word spy, the image that pops into most people’s minds is James Bond (for us here at Historically Speaking that would be Sean Connery, the original,) but the father of modern-day espionage can be t…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Normal service resumed, as we catch up with Hong Kong veteran and Welshman Richard Harris of Port Shelter as to expand our appreciation for noise and narratives in markets. We cover; Words: Truth, Bias, Noise and Narrative.. How do words a…
 
Imagine being the most renowned woman in the world only to face a French firing squad for simply repeating the latest gossip, or having every one of your toenails ripped out one by one at the hands of a demonic Nazi interrogator, or filing down your own teeth in order to change your appearance so you could operate as a harmless old woman and pass A…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Bombarding your airwaves, this episode explores the implications of behavioural finance and Daniel Kahneman's latest book 'Noise'. How is 24/7 media impacting investing decisions? We go overwatch with our guide, and experienced asset alloc…
 
You may have heard the phrase, “Marxism in theory has a lot of merit,” or “True Marxism has never really been tried.” Well, here in Episode 24, we break it all down as we explore the 6 principals of Marxism laid out by Karl Marx himself. We also delve into the life of Karl Marx along with his friend and co-author of the Communist Manifesto, Friedri…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. In another special extended episode where we talk diversity and 'Women'.. and exactly what is 'their place' in asset management and how has that changed in 50 years of discussing gender equality? Is it all talk and ALL trousers? How do fun…
 
“Keep Cool with Coolidge” was one of the presidential campaign slogans for the 1924 election. What was so cool about Coolidge? Here in Episode 23, we give you our reasons why Calvin Coolidge gets our vote for the most underrated president in American history. Here’s a few teasers – he was the first president to appoint a woman to the Federal Judici…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. In a feature-length Radiocast we venture into the Science and Science Fiction of Asset Management as luminaire and writer Tom Chatfield explores our 'MetaCognition' and the wars in our world between people, and between humans and technolog…
 
The Korean War is the fifth most deadly war in American history, and it ranks among the top ten of any war in human history for the most casualties. So why is it called the Forgotten War? Technically, it wasn’t a war at all, but rather a U.N. “police action” which involved 1.8 million American soldiers and lasted from 1950-1953. Officially, the Kor…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. In a special extended feature we go all Zen master with one of Europe's most experienced fund allocators, Clive Hale (aka 'Bear'). Explore his 'unique' philosophy since entering the industry in 1979. Robert Pirsig sets the scene through hi…
 
In 1932, a newly minted phrase was on the lips of most Americans… “The New Deal.” It was first uttered by Franklin D. Roosevelt to an audience in Chicago during his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for President. It would soon become an American phenomenon and the largest governmental spending plan to date. Its intention – to put Ame…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Somewhere a metronome begins ticking, he clicks his fingers then begins to tap dance across the room, then up the walls and finally onto the ceiling! He sets the beat for how he has developed funds over the years and dances to his own tune…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. In this special episode, enter the dojo with Gandy Gandidzanwa of Conceptual as we slice through the first 7 samurai episodes of the NFO podcast. When it comes to selecting boutique asset managers is it really a case of 'measure twice, cut…
 
Economic depression, social unrest, a general discontent among the population – these are just a few of the reasons why Hitler happened. Charisma, personal drive, and bigger than life ideas for a better future for the country and the world at large – these are just a few of the reasons why it was Hitler. They said his eyes could draw you in, his pe…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. On the air you can hear the strings begin to play, as clouds roll off the Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva ripples on a gentle breeze.. The sun shines on Switzerland in a way rarely paralleled by any other market and there is much to be thankful…
 
Lately, there have been headlines and comments among celebrities, news commentators and politicians to the effect – “This is how Hitler got into power!” or “This is why Nazism took over Germany!” So where is the truth? Are there analogies to be made between modern day America and the rise of Nazism? Can socialism and democracy co-exist? Is the term…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. A cold wind is blowing.. As night falls on Europe, in the City a bearded stranger checks his watch under street lamp, beneath his trilby and overtly 60s square glasses he checks the time. As he waits he grasps onto his Russian 8mm cine, in…
 
Tet: a word which has two very different meanings depending on who you ask. To the Vietnamese, it means the festival celebrating the Lunar New Year. To the American GI, it means hell and the turning point for America in the Vietnam War. On January 31, 1968, over 100 cities and villages in south Vietnam were attacked by the communist Viet Cong and t…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Picture a dark night.. rain pours down the ramparts as a storm thunders in the distance.. the light picks up the horde; an army of wannabe fund managers and eager asset-deprived boutiques descend upon the fortress walls. Yet before them st…
 
What do John Ford, Moe Berg, Julia Child and Nelson Eddy have in common? They all stepped away from their respective careers during WWII and joined a newly formed organization called The Office of Strategic Services a.k.a. the OSS. In short, they were spies for a group that was the forerunner to both the CIA and the Army’s Special Forces. From Juli…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Is it 'High Noon' for existential risk, what does it mean to be an existential fund selector in a world of pandemics, cyber risk, climate crisis and digitalisation? With a classic spaghetti western as a stage, we draw our six-shooters, wit…
 
The Supreme Court agrees to hear about 100-150 of the more than 7,000 cases that it is asked to review each year. Decisions made by the 9 Justices that sit on the Court are considered final… unless overturned by a subsequent decision. For many seeking justice, it is their last hope. From Dred Scott to Brown vs Board of Education to Obergefell vs Ho…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Are funds flying in formation when it comes to fund costs? On episode 003 we go all supersonic with ex Allfunds selector Chetan Modi, of 360FundInsight, on; fund transparency, jurisdiction wars and whether size really does matter. We lock …
 
Alcoholism, depression, suicide… you think you know the Adams family? There’s a few details about this family that you may not have heard in history class. Here in episode 15, we explore four generations of Adams from our second US President to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Henry Brooks Adams. With their extraordinary intellect and iron resolve, these…
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. Want to know Kung Fu Value Citizens? On episode 002 we enter Mark Polson's Dojo to discuss Fund Platforms and the V word. Is there a Lie at the heart of the Fund Platform industry? Why is there cynicism towards Environmental Social Governa…
 
Do you know which president holds the record for presidential pardons? The answer may not be as clear cut as you might think. How about which president signed almost as many executive orders as all his predecessors combined? And just for the record, do you know which President implemented the most proclamations? Presidential powers are complex and …
 
Welcome to the New Fund Order. An Orwellian journey into the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of Finance. This is ground zero Citizens: on episode 001 we discuss value investing. Alpha or Omega? Is it the Beginning of the End or just the End of the Beginning? Fund selectors, advisers and investors have struggled to find Value equity funds that…
 
Maverick: (noun) an unorthodox or independent minded person. Most people know him as our 26th president and the man who uttered the phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” but there’s far more to Theodore Roosevelt than meets the eye. From sickly, asthmatic child to conservationist, cowboy, boxer, explorer, author, orator, and perpetual adven…
 
Don’t take candy from strangers! That phrase came into being in 1874 because little Charley Ross, age 4, took candy from two men in a horse-drawn carriage and was never seen again. The kidnapping case of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. took the entire nation by storm in 1932 and became known as the crime of the century leading to the execution of German imm…
 
When a German Zeppelin burst into flames over Lakehurst, New Jersey, speculation began almost immediately that it was sabotage, but was it? How is it possible for 5,000 men to simply disappear in a country the size of South Carolina with their only trace being a stone inscription dated 108 AD? Why would a captain and his crew abandon a perfectly so…
 
History is full of winners and losers, but rarely do you come across an individual who is a winner 100% of the time. Sometimes faced with insurmountable odds, these five military leaders always found a way to win. Whether facing Hannibal’s elephants in Zama, battling across the breadth of a river in Worcester or commencing a battle at 11pm to take …
 
Imagine being uninvited to perform at a presidential inauguration because of whom you just married or buying a baby carriage for an infant who, 21 years later, would become your spouse, or how about finding out the person you just married wasn’t actually divorced from their previous spouse. Without a doubt, history is full of sensational marriages …
 
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum was invented by one of Hollywood’s greatest beauties. An Associate Justice of the Minnesota State Supreme Court was also known by millions as a Purple People Eater. A record 11 Academy Awards were given to a film based on a book written by a Civil War general. Who were these people? In this episode, we explore 6 in…
 
Warren G. Harding did what in a White House Closet? Who was FDR with when he died? JKF had how many women while he was president? These are just a few of the questions that get answered in this week’s episode as we delve into secrets that could have brought down political careers, administrations, and even entire governments (and some secrets that …
 
From the very founding of the United States to the Whisky Rebellion to John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Americans have always had a voracious drive to fight for what they believe – even if that means treason. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "We must all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." What galvanizes people …
 
Since its very inception, America has always had to be on the lookout for spies not just from foreign adversaries, but also from its own citizens. Alger Hiss, along with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, all American citizens, were former members of the Communist Party (a party that still exists in America today.) They were all accused of passing America…
 
You can find quotes in most places these days, on cards, shirts, magnets, hanging in offices or you may even have one hanging over your fire place. In this episode, we explore some of the most famous historical quotes from "Let them eat cake!" to "When going through hell, keep going." and we also do some fact checking as to whether the famous peopl…
 
Everyone knows the Hollywood Cleopatra, but what about the woman trying to preserve her family’s 275-year-old dynasty, the woman trying to keep Egypt safe from the ever-reaching grasp of Roman rule? Were her bedroom alliances with Caesar and Mark Anthony done out of love for these powerful Roman men or to save herself and her country? Would her fir…
 
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