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Best Podcasts for Private Equity & Hedge Fund Professionals

This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been updated for relevancy in May 20, 2024

Podcasts are a unique and convenient way to stay informed about the latest happenings in the financial world.

At DealRoom we help private equity practitioners with deals tracking and, here, we collected podcasts which PE practitioners really like.

So, let’s have a look at the 10 best private equity podcasts available.

M&A Science

This M&A podcast aims to challenge the status quo of the M&A industry. The host, Kison Patel, is a former M&A buy-side advisor and the CEO and Founder of DealRoom. Kison interviews experts from private equity firms, management teams, corporate development, advisory banks, and more. 

M&A Science has thousands of listeners per month and has featured guests from notable companies such as Google, Cisco, and Paynet, each giving a unique perspective into the ever-changing world of M&A.

If you’re a startup looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions or if you’re looking to understand how to position yourself for an acquisition, the M&A Science Podcast is a must-listen.

Recommended episodes:

DryPowder: The Private Equity Podcast

DryPowder is a podcast hosted by Hugh MacArthur, Chairman of Bain & Company's Global Private Equity practice. With over 100 episodes in the books, he interviews experts on trends and opportunities that will redefine the private equity industry. 

If you don't have much time to listen, then this is the right podcast for you, as each episode is just around 20 minutes long, give or take. But don't be mistaken, the incredible hosting style of Hugh, coupled with quality guests, can cover a lot of strategies and tactics in a short amount of time.

Private Equity Value Creation Podcast

This is a slightly new podcast that just launched in August 2023. Hosted by Shiv Narayanan, Founder and CEO of How To SaaS.

This podcast is a must listen if you want to learn more about the innovative approaches on how to create enterprise value. Each episode offers captivating stories about transactions and investments in the PE world.

Private Equity Fast Pitch

Private Equity Fast Pitch is a podcast produced by Northstar, a company that puts on events for private equity professionals all over the United States.

Each week, Jeff Henningsen from Lockton, spends time interviewing individuals from the private equity industry and investment banking communities. 

They discuss their own PE firms, recent activities, target industries, desired acquisition profiles, closing pitches, and more.

Private Equity Funcast

This podcast started back in 2013 and is hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery. Mathews and Milbery are partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group.

The private equity podcast comes out bi-weekly and they discuss how to use tech to improve business operations for companies who bring in less than $100 million in revenue.

EY NextWave Private Equity

The EY NextWave Private Equity podcast explores key trends and emerging opportunities within the global private equity landscape.

The podcast features discussions with industry leaders on various topics that are shaping private equity today. 

Hosted by Winna Brown, EY Americas FAAS Private Equity Leader, the podcast explores the emergence of NextWave Private Equity and its impact on the economy and society.

Privcap Private Equity & Real Estate Podcast

Privcap’s podcast features interviews with leading private equity and real estate professionals.

The podcast covers a wide range of topics including deal treads, real estate, powerhouses in private equity, ESG, and more.

It is updated regularly and offered on a wide range of streaming websites.

Private Equity Technology Podcast

Private Equity Technology Podcast offers listeners a unique perspective into the role technology plays in private equity investments.

This podcast explores the impact technology has on the core of every business, including the inner workings of the technology applications and the people running your potential acquisitions or portfolio companies.

The Private Equity PErspectives Podcast

The BDO Private Equity PErspectives Podcast is a forum where private equity dealmakers gather. They discuss the challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-changing investment environment.

Each episode, members from the BDO team talk with industry leaders about deal activity, portfolio company organization, and fundraising strategies.

The Family Office Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Richard C. Wilson, the author of the best selling book, “The Single Family Office: Creating, Operating, and Managing the Investments of a Single Family Office.” 

Wilson provides listeners with client case studies, examples, trends, and facts about investments from a global point of view. He also shares what his billion dollar family office clients are currently investing in.

There are over 150 episodes and they are available on multiple platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcast.

Motive Insights Podcast

The Motive Insights Podcast is produced by Motive Partners, a sector-specialist investment platform.

Each week they release an interview about the vast opportunities surrounding financial services, including strategic partnerships, technological innovations, and how these elements drive industry changes, particularly in wealth and asset management.

Those interviewed for the podcast live all over the world, giving listeners a truly global perspective of investment strategies.

Private Equity 360

The name of this podcast says it all. It gives listeners “A 360 degree perspective of everything related to private equity.”

There aren’t many episodes, only 23, but each one covers a private equity topic in depth.

The podcast is hosted by Frazier and Deeter, an accounting and advisory firm in the U.S.

The Mergermarket Private Equity Podcast

Formerly known as the Unquote Private Equity Podcast, The Mergermarket Private Equity Podcast by ION Analytics is hosted by Mergermarket's team of global fund editors.

This podcast began recently in April 2019, and new episodes are posted bi weekly. 

In each episode the Mergermarket’s team discusses all the trending topics in European private equity and venture capital, including market valuations, deal-making strategies, and sector-specific investment opportunities within Europe's vibrant investment environment. These topics are closely aligned with the interests of LPs and capital allocators.

Know of a private equity podcast we left off the list? Let us know!

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Hedge Fund Tips with Tom Hayes

If you want to know how hedge fund strategies can be applied to everyday investing, Thomas Hayes, Founder, Chairman and Managing Member of Great Hill Capital, LLC, lays it all out in this podcast. Thomas produces weekly episodes sharing insights based on his years of experience in the Hedge Fund industry.

This podcast dives deep on a wide range of topics relevant to investors and market enthusiasts, and shares actionable insights, tips, and research for hedge funds, institutions, and individual Traders.

Alternative Fund Insight

Hosted by Will Wainewright, this podcast dissects the crucial trends and developments in hedge funds and private markets. The show aims to provide a deeper understanding of the industry by going behind the headlines. 

Although the podcast currently only has a few episodes in, listeners can expect valuable deep dives into the inner workings of hedge funds and private markets through insightful discussions with key decision makers from top management firms, private equity investors, regulators, journalists, and other stakeholders.

Valuewalk’s ValueTalks 

One of the biggest of all the investor-related podcasts, every week the Valuewalk’s ValueTalks interviews an experienced investor, some of which will already be known to investors.

This means that some episodes are more insightful than others, with many just serving as promotional tools for the guests and their latest fund raise. Over sixty thousand followers tells its own story, however.

Valuewalk's ValueTalks podcast centers around discussions on hedge funds and value investing. They cover various financial topics, including how pricing impacts investment decisions and market dynamics, and strategies for navigating market conditions like inflation.

The Contrarian Investor Podcast

A straightforward concept for a podcast that’s thoroughly fascinating: Each episode features interviews with leading experts in hedge funds and those from the broader financial community that are willing to go against the grain. 

These narrative-challenging ideas are almost always well conceived and on occasion, can convince you to change where you stand on long-held investment views. Definitely one that’s worth repeated listening.

Speaking to Legends

From the outset, the title ‘Speaking to Legends’ seemed a little ambitious, and it may have proved to be the case: This podcast reached 19 episodes and is hosted by Nikita Fadeev.

The existing episodes offer valuable insights into general investment ideas such as: “dark data and why what you don’t know matters,” and “why no one should get rich twice.”

The ACID Capitalist Podcast

If you want a unique way to learn about hedge funds, you’ll be fascinated by The ACID Capitalist Podcast’s straightforward and sometimes unconventional approach. 

Hugh Hendry, is a renowned hedge fund manager known for his candid and often provocative views on finance and the economy. In this podcast, he approaches topics from finance to societal issues with his personal and direct style.

The episodes often feature detailed analyses of current market conditions, personal anecdotes from Hendry's extensive career in finance, and discussions with guests from different sectors. What better way to gain key takeaways about hedge funds than through the mind of a hedge fund expert himself?

The Derivative by RCM Alternatives

"The Derivative" by RCM Alternatives is a podcast hosted by Jeff Malec, the managing partner at RCM that focuses on the world of alternative investments.

The goal of the podcast is to make complex investment strategies more accessible and guide you through the operational and strategic aspects of managing alternative investment funds.

The podcast explores the strategies of unique hedge fund managers. You’ll hear from top managers, industry superstars, and emerging talents, all talking about strategies, market insights, and the overall dynamics of alternative investment opportunities.

The ARMR Report by Bret Rosenthal

The ARMR Report is a podcast where finance meets innovation. Hosted by Bret Rosenthal, a pioneer in virtual hedge fund management, the podcast serves as a platform where Bret shares strategies that hedge funds use but tailored for individual investors.

Bret blends his expertise in market analysis and risk management techniques with actionable insights, offering a unique toolkit to enhance your investing skills.

The podcast breaks down the complexities of financial markets, and uncovers the tips in developing robust investment strategies that safeguard capital and maximize returns.

Hedge Fund Huddle Podcast

The Hedge Fund Huddle podcast is powered by the Refinitiv and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), and is one of the latest podcasts in 2024 that offers an in-depth exploration of the hedge fund industry.

It is hosted by Jamie McDonald, a former portfolio manager at one of the world’s top hedge funds.

In the conversations, various guests from the industry share their candid insights and behind-the-scenes looks at what it's really like to work in hedge funds, stories of success and failure, and the emerging area of crypto hedge funds.

SUPERINVESTORS And The Art Of Worldly Wisdom

The subtext to Jesse Felder’s Super Investor’s podcast is: “and the art of worldly wisdom.” This podcast isn’t just about hedge fund strategies (although that is a big component) but also about how to find a philosophy that works for you in your investments and your personal life. 

Felder has made serious money on Wall Street, and appears to be enjoying it now. His guest list mostly includes old colleagues from Wall Street, who enjoy varying degrees of success.

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This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been updated for relevancy in May 20, 2024

Podcasts are a unique and convenient way to stay informed about the latest happenings in the financial world.

At DealRoom we help private equity practitioners with deals tracking and, here, we collected podcasts which PE practitioners really like.

So, let’s have a look at the 10 best private equity podcasts available.

M&A Science

This M&A podcast aims to challenge the status quo of the M&A industry. The host, Kison Patel, is a former M&A buy-side advisor and the CEO and Founder of DealRoom. Kison interviews experts from private equity firms, management teams, corporate development, advisory banks, and more. 

M&A Science has thousands of listeners per month and has featured guests from notable companies such as Google, Cisco, and Paynet, each giving a unique perspective into the ever-changing world of M&A.

If you’re a startup looking to grow through mergers and acquisitions or if you’re looking to understand how to position yourself for an acquisition, the M&A Science Podcast is a must-listen.

Recommended episodes:

DryPowder: The Private Equity Podcast

DryPowder is a podcast hosted by Hugh MacArthur, Chairman of Bain & Company's Global Private Equity practice. With over 100 episodes in the books, he interviews experts on trends and opportunities that will redefine the private equity industry. 

If you don't have much time to listen, then this is the right podcast for you, as each episode is just around 20 minutes long, give or take. But don't be mistaken, the incredible hosting style of Hugh, coupled with quality guests, can cover a lot of strategies and tactics in a short amount of time.

Private Equity Value Creation Podcast

This is a slightly new podcast that just launched in August 2023. Hosted by Shiv Narayanan, Founder and CEO of How To SaaS.

This podcast is a must listen if you want to learn more about the innovative approaches on how to create enterprise value. Each episode offers captivating stories about transactions and investments in the PE world.

Private Equity Fast Pitch

Private Equity Fast Pitch is a podcast produced by Northstar, a company that puts on events for private equity professionals all over the United States.

Each week, Jeff Henningsen from Lockton, spends time interviewing individuals from the private equity industry and investment banking communities. 

They discuss their own PE firms, recent activities, target industries, desired acquisition profiles, closing pitches, and more.

Private Equity Funcast

This podcast started back in 2013 and is hosted by Devin Mathews and Jim Milbery. Mathews and Milbery are partners at ParkerGale Capital, a middle-market private equity group.

The private equity podcast comes out bi-weekly and they discuss how to use tech to improve business operations for companies who bring in less than $100 million in revenue.

EY NextWave Private Equity

The EY NextWave Private Equity podcast explores key trends and emerging opportunities within the global private equity landscape.

The podcast features discussions with industry leaders on various topics that are shaping private equity today. 

Hosted by Winna Brown, EY Americas FAAS Private Equity Leader, the podcast explores the emergence of NextWave Private Equity and its impact on the economy and society.

Privcap Private Equity & Real Estate Podcast

Privcap’s podcast features interviews with leading private equity and real estate professionals.

The podcast covers a wide range of topics including deal treads, real estate, powerhouses in private equity, ESG, and more.

It is updated regularly and offered on a wide range of streaming websites.

Private Equity Technology Podcast

Private Equity Technology Podcast offers listeners a unique perspective into the role technology plays in private equity investments.

This podcast explores the impact technology has on the core of every business, including the inner workings of the technology applications and the people running your potential acquisitions or portfolio companies.

The Private Equity PErspectives Podcast

The BDO Private Equity PErspectives Podcast is a forum where private equity dealmakers gather. They discuss the challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-changing investment environment.

Each episode, members from the BDO team talk with industry leaders about deal activity, portfolio company organization, and fundraising strategies.

The Family Office Podcast

This podcast is hosted by Richard C. Wilson, the author of the best selling book, “The Single Family Office: Creating, Operating, and Managing the Investments of a Single Family Office.” 

Wilson provides listeners with client case studies, examples, trends, and facts about investments from a global point of view. He also shares what his billion dollar family office clients are currently investing in.

There are over 150 episodes and they are available on multiple platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcast.

Motive Insights Podcast

The Motive Insights Podcast is produced by Motive Partners, a sector-specialist investment platform.

Each week they release an interview about the vast opportunities surrounding financial services, including strategic partnerships, technological innovations, and how these elements drive industry changes, particularly in wealth and asset management.

Those interviewed for the podcast live all over the world, giving listeners a truly global perspective of investment strategies.

Private Equity 360

The name of this podcast says it all. It gives listeners “A 360 degree perspective of everything related to private equity.”

There aren’t many episodes, only 23, but each one covers a private equity topic in depth.

The podcast is hosted by Frazier and Deeter, an accounting and advisory firm in the U.S.

The Mergermarket Private Equity Podcast

Formerly known as the Unquote Private Equity Podcast, The Mergermarket Private Equity Podcast by ION Analytics is hosted by Mergermarket's team of global fund editors.

This podcast began recently in April 2019, and new episodes are posted bi weekly. 

In each episode the Mergermarket’s team discusses all the trending topics in European private equity and venture capital, including market valuations, deal-making strategies, and sector-specific investment opportunities within Europe's vibrant investment environment. These topics are closely aligned with the interests of LPs and capital allocators.

Know of a private equity podcast we left off the list? Let us know!

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Hedge Fund Tips with Tom Hayes

If you want to know how hedge fund strategies can be applied to everyday investing, Thomas Hayes, Founder, Chairman and Managing Member of Great Hill Capital, LLC, lays it all out in this podcast. Thomas produces weekly episodes sharing insights based on his years of experience in the Hedge Fund industry.

This podcast dives deep on a wide range of topics relevant to investors and market enthusiasts, and shares actionable insights, tips, and research for hedge funds, institutions, and individual Traders.

Alternative Fund Insight

Hosted by Will Wainewright, this podcast dissects the crucial trends and developments in hedge funds and private markets. The show aims to provide a deeper understanding of the industry by going behind the headlines. 

Although the podcast currently only has a few episodes in, listeners can expect valuable deep dives into the inner workings of hedge funds and private markets through insightful discussions with key decision makers from top management firms, private equity investors, regulators, journalists, and other stakeholders.

Valuewalk’s ValueTalks 

One of the biggest of all the investor-related podcasts, every week the Valuewalk’s ValueTalks interviews an experienced investor, some of which will already be known to investors.

This means that some episodes are more insightful than others, with many just serving as promotional tools for the guests and their latest fund raise. Over sixty thousand followers tells its own story, however.

Valuewalk's ValueTalks podcast centers around discussions on hedge funds and value investing. They cover various financial topics, including how pricing impacts investment decisions and market dynamics, and strategies for navigating market conditions like inflation.

The Contrarian Investor Podcast

A straightforward concept for a podcast that’s thoroughly fascinating: Each episode features interviews with leading experts in hedge funds and those from the broader financial community that are willing to go against the grain. 

These narrative-challenging ideas are almost always well conceived and on occasion, can convince you to change where you stand on long-held investment views. Definitely one that’s worth repeated listening.

Speaking to Legends

From the outset, the title ‘Speaking to Legends’ seemed a little ambitious, and it may have proved to be the case: This podcast reached 19 episodes and is hosted by Nikita Fadeev.

The existing episodes offer valuable insights into general investment ideas such as: “dark data and why what you don’t know matters,” and “why no one should get rich twice.”

The ACID Capitalist Podcast

If you want a unique way to learn about hedge funds, you’ll be fascinated by The ACID Capitalist Podcast’s straightforward and sometimes unconventional approach. 

Hugh Hendry, is a renowned hedge fund manager known for his candid and often provocative views on finance and the economy. In this podcast, he approaches topics from finance to societal issues with his personal and direct style.

The episodes often feature detailed analyses of current market conditions, personal anecdotes from Hendry's extensive career in finance, and discussions with guests from different sectors. What better way to gain key takeaways about hedge funds than through the mind of a hedge fund expert himself?

The Derivative by RCM Alternatives

"The Derivative" by RCM Alternatives is a podcast hosted by Jeff Malec, the managing partner at RCM that focuses on the world of alternative investments.

The goal of the podcast is to make complex investment strategies more accessible and guide you through the operational and strategic aspects of managing alternative investment funds.

The podcast explores the strategies of unique hedge fund managers. You’ll hear from top managers, industry superstars, and emerging talents, all talking about strategies, market insights, and the overall dynamics of alternative investment opportunities.

The ARMR Report by Bret Rosenthal

The ARMR Report is a podcast where finance meets innovation. Hosted by Bret Rosenthal, a pioneer in virtual hedge fund management, the podcast serves as a platform where Bret shares strategies that hedge funds use but tailored for individual investors.

Bret blends his expertise in market analysis and risk management techniques with actionable insights, offering a unique toolkit to enhance your investing skills.

The podcast breaks down the complexities of financial markets, and uncovers the tips in developing robust investment strategies that safeguard capital and maximize returns.

Hedge Fund Huddle Podcast

The Hedge Fund Huddle podcast is powered by the Refinitiv and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), and is one of the latest podcasts in 2024 that offers an in-depth exploration of the hedge fund industry.

It is hosted by Jamie McDonald, a former portfolio manager at one of the world’s top hedge funds.

In the conversations, various guests from the industry share their candid insights and behind-the-scenes looks at what it's really like to work in hedge funds, stories of success and failure, and the emerging area of crypto hedge funds.

SUPERINVESTORS And The Art Of Worldly Wisdom

The subtext to Jesse Felder’s Super Investor’s podcast is: “and the art of worldly wisdom.” This podcast isn’t just about hedge fund strategies (although that is a big component) but also about how to find a philosophy that works for you in your investments and your personal life. 

Felder has made serious money on Wall Street, and appears to be enjoying it now. His guest list mostly includes old colleagues from Wall Street, who enjoy varying degrees of success.

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