Sep 28, 2021

Episode 038: Ted Aronson, host Rick Ferri

Ted Aronson of AJO Partners joins me for a candid discussion about Vanguard's plans to bring private equity to the masses and their addition of actively managed funds to their Personal Advisor Services (PAS) program. We begin with a tribute to David Swenson, the late OIC of Yale Endowment and the founder of the Yale Model, commonly known in the investing world as the Endowment Model. David was outspoken about why individual investors should avoid private equity, and how difficult it is to pick active fund managers who will outperform the capital markets. 

 

Ted joined Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1974 while still a graduate student. He was a member of the Quantitative Equities Group, which managed the Revere Fund, the first actively managed fund registered with the SEC to employ Modern Portfolio Theory. Prior to forming AJO, Ted founded Addison Capital Management. Ted was past chair of the CFA Institute and the Association for Investment Management & Research and is a CFA charterholder. He is also a trustee of Spelman College and chair of its investment committee. 

 

This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki

 

Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent.  

 

This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.

 

Sep 2, 2021

Episode 037: Gerry O‘Reilly and Rich Powers, host Rick Ferri

Gerry O'Reilly is the manager of the $1.3 trillion Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and ETF, and Rich Powers is the Head of ETF and Index Product Management at Vanguard. In this fascinating interview, we go behind the scenes to learn how the largest mutual fund in the world operates. Our discussion covers trading the mammoth fund - including tricky microcap stocks, fund fees and expenses, security lending, proxy voting, tax efficiency, cash management, in-kind additions and distributions, and a lot more! 

 

This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost. The organization supports a free website at Bogleheads.org, and the wiki site is Bogleheads® wiki

 

Since 2000, the Bogleheads' have held national conferences in major cities around the country. There are also many Local Chapters in the US and even a few Foreign Chapters that meet regularly. New Chapters are being added on a regular basis. All Bogleheads activities are coordinated by volunteers who contribute their time and talent.  

 

This podcast is supported by the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy, a non-profit organization approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity on February 6, 2012. Your tax-deductible donation to the Bogle Center is appreciated.

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