Michel Marks, Former Chairman, NYMEX

We continue our Days of Futures Past series with Michel Marks, the former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Michel to discuss the creation of the modern energy futures markets. Hosted By

Rob Dannenberg, Former Chief of Central Eurasia Division, CIA

We welcome Rob Dannenberg into the SmarterMarkets™ studio as we continue our A Smarter Way series. Rob is the former Chief of the Central Eurasia Division at the CIA. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Rob to discuss how understanding how our adversaries think is the first step in finding smarter ways to navigate […]

Liz Hoffman, Business & Finance Editor, Semafor

We’re joined this week by Liz Hoffman, Business & Finance Editor at Semafor and the author of the forthcoming book Crash Landing: The Inside Story of How the World’s Biggest Companies Survived an Economy on the Brink. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Liz to discuss how to provide trustworthy financial news to an […]

Adam Bornstein, Lead, Innovative Finance & System Change, Danish Red Cross

This week, we welcome Adam Bornstein into the SmarterMarkets™ studio as we continue our Financing the Energy Transition series. Adam is the Lead of Innovative Finance & System Change at the Danish Red Cross. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Adam to discuss how ESG, impact investing, and carbon finance can be put to […]

John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group, Goldman Sachs

We continue our Financing the Energy Transition series by welcoming John Goldstein back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. John is Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with John to discuss how ESG and impact investing has evolved over the past two years and where we need to […]

Erik Townsend, Host, Macrovoices

In this third episode of our three-part series, host Grant Williams speaks with the original host of SmarterMarkets™, Erik Townsend.  Erik and Grant discuss the concept of Smarter Markets, through the lens of financial systems, digital currencies, and NFT’s, and how technological advancements will champion these new currency systems. Download full transcript → Hosted By

Mike Green on Market Deficiencies and Incentives for Not Fixing Them

Logica Funds’ Mike Green explains why he and most of the smartest people in finance are in the business of exploiting and profiting from deficiencies of current markets, rather than fixing them. Mike explains why incentives don’t favor fixing what’s broken, and what we need to do to change the system and enable migration to […]

Charlie McGarraugh on Translating Tokenization Jargon to Digestible English

Charlie McGarraugh is Chief Strategy Officer for Blockchain.com, the largest self-custodied crypto wallet provider globally.  Previously he was a Goldman Sachs Partner and former head of metals trading, so his native language is finance. In this interview, Charlie explains Tokenization in terms that Finance professionals can relate to, then goes on to explain what this […]

Maryam Ayati’s Vision for Tokenizing the Entire Supply Chain

We sit down with energy industry maverick and market innovator, Maryam Ayati, who leads NEO Holdings. NEO brings established industry giants together with the climate and entrepreneurial ecosystem in mutually profitable models. Together, they identify and operationalize tomorrow’s most valuable new commodities and business models, reinventing energy and extractive supply chains such that they serve planet, […]

Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.