“I think it's true everywhere, but data shows it's particularly true in emerging markets, which is that the persistence of risk is generally higher than the persistence of return.” – Howie Schwab
Howie Schwab is the lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Growth strategy at Driehaus Capital. He is also a portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity and Emerging Markets Opportunities strategies, and he has also served as co-portfolio manager for the Driehaus International Small Cap Growth strategy.
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Topics discussed with Howie Schwab
- 00:02:20 – Howie’s background and work at Driehaus Capital
- 00:06:52 – The lure of emerging markets
- 00:12:20 – A behavioral focus in investing
- 00:19:30 – Seeing patterns and avoiding fraud
- 00:24:12 – Researching and publishing market analysis
- 00:43:21 – The state of financial assets today
- 00:49:41 – The future and financial repression
- 00:56:42 – The shift in voting demographics and its economic impact
- 01:02:14 – Advice for investors
Howie Schwab Resources
- Connect with Howie Schwab: LinkedIn
- Richard Driehaus
- Driehaus Capital Management
- Stan Druckenmiller
- Ray Dalio
- Michael Mauboussin
- Empirical Research Partners
- Business Roundtable
- Warren Buffett
- Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Elizabeth Warren
Books Recommended by Howie Schwab
- The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy by Christopher Leonard
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