IC Interviews: Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt is managing director and co-chief investment officer at Gotham Asset Management, having co-founded Gotham in 1985. His written work includes the famous tome The Little Book That Beats the Market, published in 2005, which set out his ‘magic formula’ for private investors.In this interview, he speaks to Dan Jones about the relative cheapness of certain US shares, why he is still a fan of big tech, the origins of the magic formula and its usefulness for investors, and the prospects for the UK equity market.Timestamps:00:00 - Intro00:58 - Investment philosophy04:27 - Risk-free rate in 202306:00 - Are we in a 'normal' environment?13:40 - Knowing your 'circle of competence'17:06 - Value versus growth in the last decade20:40 - The magic formula27:03 - Cash flow versus EBIT 32:00 - The UK market36:23 - Company spin-offs39:35 - Conglomerates40:37 - Outro
The Companies and Markets show: The collapse of SVB plus Budget reaction
On this episode of the Companies and Markets show, Dan Jones and co provide a full autopsy of the largest banking collapse since 2008, namely that of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). What happened, where are we now, and what are the implications going forward?Then it's on to reaction to Jeremy Hunt's first Budget as chancellor, with IC economist Hermione Taylor on hand to help make sense of it all.Finally, Jennifer Johnson joins the pod to break down her long read this week: Pharma's pricing problem. Dan Jones hosts Alex Newman, Julian Hofmann, Hermione Taylor, Mark Robinson and Jennifer Johnson.
The Companies and Markets show: Budget preview + London's shaky market
On this episode of the Companies and Markets Show, Dan Jones hosts a discussion on the fate of the London market. How can it hope to compete with a new age of US state subsidies? Next up is the Budget preview with IC economics expert Hermione Taylor. How can a "black hole" turn into a "windfall", according to chancellor Jeremy Hunt? And what will this mean in terms of announcements next week? Finally, Michael Fahy joins the pod to discuss his long read this week on buy-and-build M&A: M&A masters: the stocks successfully buying growth. Dan Jones hosts Alex Newman, Mark Robinson, Hermione Taylor and Michael Fahy.
IC Interviews: Stephen Yiu
Dave Baxter is joined by Stephen Yiu, lead manager of the popular but embattled Blue Whale Growth fund (GB00BD6PG787). They discuss recent shifts in the portfolio - from Yiu exiting many of the mega-cap US tech stocks to a newfound interest in the energy sector - and the thinking behind this. From Chatgpt to the metaverse, they also look at which technological advances might drive tomorrow's returns, and which might look less convincing.
The Companies and Markets show: ITV, Persimmon and investing lump sums
On the podcast today, ITV is our result of the week, with Jemma Slingo on hand to take us through the major talking points (including whether you can rewind ITVX now, as Dan Jones' pet hate). Next up it's a discussion of this week's long read: What to do with a lump sum. The author of that piece, Alex Newman, is here to break it down. Finally the panel discusses housebuilder Persimmon, following a big cut to its dividend.Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro01:16 - ITV12:02 - What to do with a lump sum23:16 - Persimmon/UK housebuilders
The Companies and Markets show: A travel boom and semiconductor wars
On this episode of the Companies and Markets show, Dan Jones hosts Chris Akers for a discussion of the hotel group's IHG and Whitbread following their latest results.Next up, what does a recession mean for semiconductor stocks? Arthur Sants discusses off the back of his long-read this week: Chip Wars.And finally, our panel has a brief discussion of takeover offers for UK companies - are the likes of Devro, Dignity, and Aveva being lowballed?Dan Jones hosts Mark Robinson, Chris Akers, and Arthur Sants.Timestamps00:00-00:55 - Introduction00:55-10:36 - IHG and Whitbread10:36-27:22 - Semiconductor wars27:22-30:35 - UK takeover offers30:35-end - Outro
The Companies and Markets show: Banks, Glencore & the FTSE hits 8000
Alex Newman stands in for Dan Jones on this week's episode of the Companies and Markets podcast. On the agenda, first up Julian Hofmann takes us through various results for big banks: Barclays, NatWest, and Standard Chartered. Then it's on to a discussion of the FTSE 100 - does breaking the 8000 point mark actually mean anything? Finally it's Mark Robinson on Glencore after the miner reports record profits.
Partner Content: Why the sky’s the limit for Zipline’s delivery drones
Supplying life-saving medical supplies by robotic flights in Africa is just the start. Zipline’s co-founder Keller Rinaudo Cliffton talks to Scottish Mortgage manager Tom Slater about what’s next. -Invest in Progress is a podcast brought to you by the Scottish Mortgage Team. It offers a backstage pass to the conversations that occur between our managers and visionary leaders solving some of the world’s most complex problems. Listen to more episodes here.
IC Interviews: Richard Crawford (TRIG)
Dave Baxter is joined by The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) investment manager Richard Crawford. In a wide-ranging discussion they look at the fund’s exposure to dramatic shifts in power prices, the effects of the UK windfall tax and other regulatory developments on the renewable energy sector – and which renewable technologies now look more enticing to investors.