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A weekly podcast from the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore. Featuring interviews with key business, sport and lifestyle leaders in Singapore and the UK, topical conversations and in-depth content. Don't forget to subscribe, share and leave us a review. Find out more at the official website https://www.britcham.org.sg/podcasts. Contact us at social@britcham.org.sg.
 
Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik became fast friends while working as temporary workers at a huge law firm in Manhattan. They share a love of laughing and giving each other hell. They may be called hipsters, old school, mainstream, irreverent, classic, country, gangster, or rock n' roll. All labels apply. Special guests, music, and attitude every episode. Past guests include: Jeremy O. Harris, Chelsea Peretti, Hannibal Buress, Keisha Zollar, H Jon Benjamin, Amber Tamblyn, JD Samson, Sanji ...
 
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Today we have a somewhat unique episode for all of our listeners, rounding up the news and information from the world of finance and investment before we welcome Ben Rabidoux back to the show. Ben was a guest on Episode 96, which aired early during the pandemic last year, and we are so happy to have him here for another appearance, to touch in with…
 
Sharing more on how the arts can help communities become more inclusive, especially with regard to those with disabilities, is Dr Sarah Meisch Lionetto, Director of Arts & Creative Industries for British Council Singapore. Sarah shares more with CEO & Co-Founder of diversely.io, Helen McGuire, on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives,…
 
In many episodes of this podcast we refer to the psychological component of investing, and today we are very happy to host a global authority on the subject and share an absolute masterclass about behavioural psychology as it relates to our finances and the decisions we make. We welcome Professor Hersh Shefrin to the show, who is the author of many…
 
It would be difficult to describe quarantine, lockdown, circuit breakers etc without mentioning the impact TikTok has created worldwide during COVID-19. We're very excited to bring you this week's episode from our 'Social Media Playbook' series with Delilah Chan, Head - Channel Partnerships, SEA for Bytedance/TikTok as she chats with Andrew Clark a…
 
In this week’s episode, Cameron and Benjamin share what’s on their mind and delve into listener questions on subjects ranging from the CAPE ratio to how to go about changing someone’s mind. Tuning in you’ll get a preview of some of the formidable guests featured on future episodes, like John Cochrane and Hersh Shefrin. We also cover book recommenda…
 
Justin The Intern is the father of a month old baby! Whoa! Christian was mask shamed in Justin's home state. Shonali learns what "bussin" means. It's US Open Tennis Tournament time in NYC and we needed this! Our guests are comedian, performers, writers Merrill Davis and Táhlia Audrí! Merrill currently lives in Los Angeles. She generously shares her…
 
Welcome to our 100th podcast episode and to celebrate this incredible milestone, we’re thrilled to be joined by Shevaun Haviland, Director General for the British Chambers of Commerce. Shevaun joined BCC in April 2021 from leading Business Partnerships for Cabinet Office and takes us through her experience at Number 10, Downing Street, her ambition…
 
The evergreen subject of retirement planning is something that we prioritize here at the Rational Reminder Podcast, and today we have a very interesting conversation in which we explore the topic from a slightly different perspective. We are joined by Gordon Irlam, who is a notable researcher with a wealth of experience from the world of tech and b…
 
Hear from The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP as she sits down for a fireside chat with BritCham President Richard Warburton as they discuss: Cyber strategy (China), Risk Register, Resilience, Defence (Navy), Trade, Post Brexit (Deregulation) Note: This audio is taken from our webinar; the information is accurate as of August 24th 2021. ABOUT THE RT HON P…
 
Today’s episode is the first that takes a new format we are piloting, where we compile clips from the most valuable conversations we have had in different episodes on a given topic. To kick it all off we will be devoting this episode to inflation-adjusted retirement spending and the nuances of the 4% rule. We start off with a clip from our conversa…
 
We're delighted to have an engaging discussion on Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) roles together with Wanying Lim, Director at Bank Julius Baer and Co-Chair of our Women in Business Committee, Paul Friend, Principal, North London Collegiate School (Singapore) and Yvonne Tan, Senior Engineering Manager, Motors & Power …
 
Even among rational investors with diversified portfolios, there seems to be less known about the inner workings of the bond portion of their investments. Here on the show today to help us get a better understanding of fixed income investments is none other than Dave Plecha, Global Head of Fixed Income at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dave is one of t…
 
In the spirit of the Olympics, we're excited to have Golf Management Consultant, Eddie Bullock, as he shares more about his 40 year experience in the industry, how COVID has impact the sport, future technologies that continue to improve the game of golf and mentoring young people with their career aspirations. About Eddie Eddie Bullock has consider…
 
Today our main topic expands on a recent episode in which we talked about what constitutes good financial advice, and here we look at how to go about finding the kind of advice that you want and need. It is one thing to know what it is, but that does mean it is straightforward to locate an advisor or firm that provides it. After our opening salvo o…
 
Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee bring you a special podcast episode surrounding Cultural Awareness and how to get it right at corporate level. D&I Committee Member Anil Scott, Partner, St James' Place Wealth Management chats with Zsuzsanna Tungli, Managing Partner, Developing Global Leaders Asia as they navigate the difference between cultural …
 
Congratulations to Justin the Intern and his fiancée Laura on the birth of their baby boy Zachary! While Justin is having a baby, Jason Lam takes over introduction honors. Within a month, tides have turned and Covid-19 (Delta variant) is back. The "normalcy" we discussed last month is no more. Shonali attended her first super spreader event and Chr…
 
Today we are so happy to welcome the amazing Katy Milkman to the show. Katy is the author of the impressive and inspiring new book, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, and in this episode, we get the inside scoop from her about her work, with specific attention to how it can be applied to investment and…
 
Welcome to another episode of the “Social Media Playbook”, a brand-new, bite-sized podcast series by our Marketing & Communications Committee. In this series we focus on the latest trends and features of current social media platforms, the do’s & don’ts and new developments to come, in conversation with some of the leading players in the industry. …
 
Today we get the chance to take some very interesting listener questions and dig into fascinating findings on day trading in 2020. To kick things off we have a quick review of Simon Sinek's insightful new book, The Infinite Game before rounding up some of the news from the investing space. Then it's time to tackle a number of questions from a membe…
 
Diversity in Practice is a brand new series from our Diversity & Inclusion Committee on D&I at work and how companies can get involved. In this episode, CEO & Co-Founder of diversely.io, Helen McGuire, chats with Alexander Harrison, Country CEO, Singapore and Head of Corporate Banking for Asia Pacific and Middle East at Barclays and former Chair of…
 
The work of Bill Schultheis has had a profound effect on us here at the Rational Reminder Podcast, and eventually having him join us on the show is truly an honour! Bill is the author of the Coffeehouse Investor series and is currently the Principal and Senior Advisor at Soundmark, in Kirkland, Washington. Throughout his career Bill has dedicated h…
 
We are excited to launch the “Social Media Playbook”, a brand-new, bite-sized podcast series by our Marketing & Communications Committee. In this series we focus on the latest trends and features of current social media platforms, the do’s & don’ts and new developments to come, in conversation with some of the leading players in the industry. Andre…
 
Happy Pride Everyone! We celebrate our friends and our fashion icon former guest Jack Dwyer! June was the first month in a year and a half that we were social in a seemingly "normal" way. Shonali's exhausted already. Our first guest is Cisco Bradley! He's an Author, Professor of Cultural & Social History, Free Jazz & and Experimental Music Aficiona…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the Rational Reminder Podcast, where we give you the most considered and evidence-based information about investing in Canada. Our focus for this episode is the topic of tax loss harvesting, a subject we have touched on before but felt warranted a revisit, with some updates. To kick off the show, we review Playing…
 
As we build a sustainable infrastructure, how can it be scaled up to be commercially viable? Hear from our panelists as they give you their quick takeaways from our 'Scaling Up Investments in Southeast Asia's Sustainable Infrastructure' webinar. Thank you to our expert panel: Mark Florance, Co-Chair Britcham Energy and Utilities Committee and Inves…
 
Today we welcome Rob Arnott to the show! Rob is the founder of Research Affiliates and is a prolific writer who has published hundreds of articles for many different journals. We know firsthand, the power of Rob's work, and how it can alter the way you think about investing, and this depth of knowledge, coupled with his ability to make complex topi…
 
Celebrating 20 years of Expat Living Magazine, Executive Director David Kelly chats with Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Bisset, on what has made the publication it is today, how Singapore has evolved over the last two decades, how the pandemic has changed the print media landscape and what readers can expect in future issues of the magazine.…
 
The looming issue of climate change has far-reaching implications, not least of which are relevant to the financial and investment world. Today we spend some time considering these impacts, with a focus on the question of whether climate risk is a priced investment. The short answer, conferred by the numerous academic explorations into the subject,…
 
Brought to you by our ICT Committee, hear from Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser at UK’s Department for International Trade, and Mark Enzer OBE, Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and Mott MacDonald CTO as they discuss UK’s net zero drive, the opportunities, challenges, and their learnings at this year's World Cities …
 
One of the major topics we hope to help our listeners with is retirement planning, and today we have a really informative and illuminating conversation with a true expert in the field, Don Ezra. His approach is typified by his focus on retirement and happiness, and their important intersection, subjects he has broached in his many published books, …
 
We explore the world of Digital and Innovation in this episode as ICT Committee Co-Chair and Head of Digital Transformation, Asia at Arcadis, Penny Murphy, sits down with Carolyn Chin-Parry, Digital Innovation Leader for PwC Singapore. Carolyn discusses how Asia has progressed in the Digital space, more on Digital Inclusion and the impact of Digita…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the sensible money show. The focus this week is the age-old question of housing; whether to buy or to rent. After our preliminary remarks, book review, and a new TV recommendation, we get down to brass tacks on the important things to look at when assessing your living situation. There are some commonly held views…
 
The Sustainability Agenda is well underway as we lead up to COP26 in Glasgow this year and we're delighted to have Joseph Teo, Chief Negotiator for Climate Change for Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) in Singapore as he sits down with Executive Director, David Kelly, in this episode. Joseph shares about his work in New York, Gene…
 
Today we speak to Professor Johanna Peetz about how the errors people make about predicting their futures affect financial planning and relationships. Professor Peetz is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton University and her three main research interests are time perception, personal spending, and close relationships. We kick the conve…
 
"Global and Intercultural Leadership: One Size does not fit all" is the key topic for this podcast episode as we hear from Professor Mike Hardy, Chair of Intercultural Relations and founding Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations at Coventry University (CTPSR) together with Michael Yap, Regional Managing Director Asia for Cov…
 
Welcome back to your favourite Canadian podcast about sensible investing! Today we are focusing on evaluating equity strategies and wondering aloud whether you should be chasing these anomalies, thinking about the costs and turnover, and how these products are being implemented. These are just some of the important questions that can be asked on th…
 
We're excited to bring you our latest In Conversation episode with Simon Bennett, General Manager, Sustainable Development, Swire Pacific Offshore and and The China Navigation Company as he chats to Executive Director, David Kelly about his passion in the Maritime Industry as he marks his 36th career anniversary with Swire this week. Simon shares h…
 
The warm weather has arrived, masks are slowly coming off and Christian comes out HOT. Shonali is in Nashville, Tennessee doing yard work and Justin The Intern is prepping for his role as a new father. George Floyd's murder was a year ago to the day. We discuss the importance of the moment surrounding the pandemic and social justice. Will we be for…
 
There is an overarching investment philosophy that permeates most of what we do here at the Rational Reminder Podcast, and while some guests' positions might differ at times, it is rare that we have someone on the show whose approach is as strongly contrasted with ours, as Professor Brad Cornell. Professor Cornell's arguments are so well-founded an…
 
Together with our Built Environment, Diversity, and Sustainability Committees, we focus on creating inclusive cities and resilient communities that work. According to the WHO, over 2 billion people live with a disability, representing 37.5% of the world's population. Some of these disabilities are invisible and with 50% of the world's population cu…
 
Is it possible to hedge your investments against different levels of inflation? This is the question we ask in today's episode, as we run through a variety of different investment approaches and commodities. While the answer may not come as a huge surprise, it is definitely worth the walk-through and getting to grips with what the literature can te…
 
Rounding up our International Women's Day 2021 Virtual Conference, we bring you a special In Conversation with Jenny Campbell, Founder of YourCash & former panellist on 'Dragon's Den' moderated by H.E. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore. Hear Jenny’s insights on being a leader in business, the many challenges and risks including bein…
 
Today’s guest is Professor Robert Novy-Marx, the Lori and Alan Zekelman Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. Professor Novy-Marx is best known for his articulation of the profitability factor and has also done a ton of great work on momentum and low volatility. We kick our conve…
 
In this episode, Executive Director David Kelly, sits down with Lois Pugh, Deputy Head & Year 4 Teacher at Brighton College Singapore. Lois shares with us her journey in discovering teaching after studying Zoology at the University of St Andrews, how teaching styles varying from her experience in the UK, Korea and Singapore, how Brighton College ai…
 
Today we dive deep into the connection between happiness and money, looking at a host of theories and studies that have examined the important factors in this discussion. The main material referenced is the fascinating, The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt, and during the episode, we get to look at a great selection of the findings and claims…
 
Shonali got her wisdom teeth pulled. Justin got a sun tan and Christian shares new (not exactly accurate) CDC guidelines. As more of us are vaccinated and we start to venture out more often, nature is not ready for us. We warn Christian not to watch last week's viral rabid bobcat video in which this brave husband in North Carolina rescued his wife.…
 
It takes only a handful of smart choices to convert regular savings into a secure future. Today we welcome famed financial educator Paul Merriman onto the show to discuss how the right habits and investing approach can add millions to your retirement nest egg. After chatting about his personal and professional background, we dive into Paul’s invest…
 
In this special Future of Work episode, Deputy Executive Director, LUCY HAYDON, sits down with SHEELA PARAKKAL, Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential Singapore as they discuss the Future of Work agenda, what the workplace of the future will look like, how Prudential have been supporting their employees through flexible working and programs comp…
 
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