Bonus Episode: Bonds 101 on The Unlimited Podcast

A few weeks ago we released an episode of The Unlimited Podcast focused on bonds and bond investing featuring Richard Usher-Jones from Canso Investment Counsel, a $35 billion+ fixed income manager. In just a few weeks, that podcast has become one of our most played episodes and we have received significant positive feedback on the first half dedicated specifically to a “Bonds 101” lesson. So we extracted that section and created this bonus episode: Bonds… Just Bonds.

For those who aren’t very familiar with bonds or may want a refresher, for children, for teachers,…this is the episode for you!

This episode covers:

  • The bond market versus the equity market
  • What is a bond?
  • Coupon payments and “clipping coupons”
  • Who issues bonds?
  • What determines a bond’s interest rate, or yield?
  • The relationship between bond prices and interest rates
  • What are bond ratings?
  • Who has the highest bond ratings?
  • Investing in “junk” bonds
  • Which is safer: bonds or equities?
  • What is the yield curve?
  • And more…

This episode and the full original episode can be found here or find us in your favourite podcasting app, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

If you like what you hear, please don’t hesitate to rate us kindly. And if there are particular topics you’d like covered, please let us know.

Artificial Intelligence goes Radical with Jordan Jacobs on The Unlimited Podcast

The excitement around artificial intelligence has gone “radical”. Our guest believes that in time, AI will “eat all software”. And PWC says AI will contribute over USD $15 trillion to the global economy by 2030.* On this episode of The Unlimited Podcast — with the assistance of ChatGPT — Brian is joined by Jordan Jacobs, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Radical Ventures, a leading venture capital firm focused on investing in transformational AI.

Jordan is also a founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, member of the University of Waterloo President’s International Advisory Board, a Director of Tennis Canada, former Chief AI Officer of TD Bank Group, and was a Co-Founder & CEO of Layer 6 AI and Milq Inc. Jordan was also the Founder & CEO of SpyBox Media and spent over a decade as a lawyer specializing in entertainment, media, technology, and sports.

Brian and Jordan discuss Jordan’s path to AI venture capital, what AI actually is, how AI is being used today, how it may be used in the future, and much more…including a ChatGPT demo.

Brian also asks Jordan about his time working with Elton John and Elvis Costello, and his experience meeting Roger Federer. If you’re a music fan or a tennis player, then this episode is (also) for you!

This episode can be found here or find us in your favourite podcasting app, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

If you like what you hear, please don’t hesitate to rate us kindly. And if there are particular topics you’d like covered, please let us know.

 

Picture credit: https://radical.vc/jordan-jacobs/ & https://labs.openai.com/

*https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/data-and-analytics/publications/artificial-intelligence-study.html

For Your Ears Only…Bonds with Richard Usher-Jones on The Unlimited Podcast

After a difficult 2022 for bonds, higher interest rates have created increased opportunities for fixed income investors. So to kick off 2023, this episode of The Unlimited Podcast will cover “Bonds 101” and opportunities in fixed income investing with Richard Usher-Jones, Portfolio Manager at Canso Investment Counsel.

Richard has 30+ years of industry experience, achieving his Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI). Since 2009, Richard has been a Portfolio Manager with Canso, as well as the President of Lysander Funds. Canso manages over $35 billion in assets, specializing in fixed income.

In this episode, Brian and Richard go back to basics to explain bonds and how they work, who issues bonds, bond ratings, and much more. They also review Canso’s approach to fixed income investing and opportunities Richard is seeing in the current environment.

This episode can be found here or find us in your favourite podcasting app, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music.

If you like what you hear, please don’t hesitate to rate us kindly. And if there are particular topics you’d like covered, please let us know.

 

Picture credit: https://www.lysanderfunds.com/our-team/