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Best Podcasts for Private Equity & Hedge Fund Professionals

Marsha Lewis
VP of Marketing at DealRoom
Marsha Lewis
VP of Marketing at DealRoom

Top Private Equity Podcasts Overview

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.

Recommended episodes:

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 and investment banking communities. They discuss their own 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 podcast comes out bi-weekly and they discuss how to use technology to improve business operations for companies who bring in less than $100 million in revenue.

EY NextWave Private Equity

The future of PE is inspired by purpose and transparency, focused on digital transformation, fueled by value creation and driven by a diverse workforce.

Join Winna Brown, EY Americas FAAS Private Equity Leader, as she 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, 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 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 fund 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.

The Future of Finance

The Future of Finance is produced by Motive Partners, a sector-specialist investment platform. Each week they release an interview about the vast opportunities surrounding financial services. Those interviewed for the podcast live all over the world, giving listeners a truly global perspective.

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 five, 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 Unquote Private Equity Podcast

The Unquote Private Equity Podcast is hosted by Unquote, a reliable and trusted news source for information regarding the private equity markets across Europe. This podcast began recently in April 2019, and new episodes are posted bi weekly. In each episode the Unquote team discusses all the trending topics in European private equity and venture capital.


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

Useful Links

11 Best M&A Podcasts Actual and Modern

dealroom for private equity

Best hedge fund podcasts

For those who are more interested in learning about the latest news in the hedge fund industry, there’s also a growing selection to choose from:

  1. How to Start a Hedge Fund 
  2. Capital Allocators
  3. Valuewalk’s ValueTalks
  4. Hedgeye’s Real Conversations
  5. The Contrarian Investor Podcast
  6. Jesse Felder’s Super investors
  7. Speaking to Legends
  8. Chat with Traders

How to Start a Hedge Fund

What better place to start a feature on hedge fund podcasts, than a podcast that seeks to advise would-be George Soros retail investors how to establish a hedge fund. Started by a small UK hedge fund, Will Oak Advisory, the podcast features excellent insights, providing a real platform for anybody seriously considering starting a hedge fund, touching on everything from the legal aspects of a hedge fund, hedge fund strategies, and how to report results.

Capital Allocators

Perhaps the best hedge fund podcast of them all. Now with over 5 million downloads and close to 200 episodes, the Capital Allocators is something of a media phenomenon, even outside hedge fund circles. One of the best episodes is the interview with Dan Ariely, titled: “investing in irrationality.” The success of the podcast has also led to its founder introducing a range of courses and printed material.

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.

Hedgeye’s Real Conversations

Hedgeye describes itself as “an independent investment research and online financial media company,” whilst emphasizing: “not investment advice” for good measure. That said, there’s plenty of investment gems to be taken from its real conversations podcast series, hosted by the company CO Keith McCullough. McCullough’s loyal following of over 100K listeners allows him to bring in some of the sharpest minds in the hedge fund industry.

The Contrarian Investor Podcast

A straightforward concept for a podcast that’s thoroughly fascinating: Each episode features interviews with people 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.

Jesse Felder’s Super investors

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.

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 15 episodes and shows no sign of being updated since late 2020. That said, the 15 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.”

Chat with Traders

If there’s one rule of trading, it’s that people like to tell you exactly how they made that trade as soon as it made a killing - an added bonus of showing how clever you are in addition to being remarkably wealthy. This podcast proves this rule. Lots of hedge fund managers (mostly Australian, as the podcast is broadcast from Sydney) talk trading strategies, ,and how, you guessed it, they made a killing in the market. Plenty of good material, nonetheless.

M&A Science academy

Top Private Equity Podcasts Overview

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.

Recommended episodes:

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 and investment banking communities. They discuss their own 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 podcast comes out bi-weekly and they discuss how to use technology to improve business operations for companies who bring in less than $100 million in revenue.

EY NextWave Private Equity

The future of PE is inspired by purpose and transparency, focused on digital transformation, fueled by value creation and driven by a diverse workforce.

Join Winna Brown, EY Americas FAAS Private Equity Leader, as she 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, 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 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 fund 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.

The Future of Finance

The Future of Finance is produced by Motive Partners, a sector-specialist investment platform. Each week they release an interview about the vast opportunities surrounding financial services. Those interviewed for the podcast live all over the world, giving listeners a truly global perspective.

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 five, 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 Unquote Private Equity Podcast

The Unquote Private Equity Podcast is hosted by Unquote, a reliable and trusted news source for information regarding the private equity markets across Europe. This podcast began recently in April 2019, and new episodes are posted bi weekly. In each episode the Unquote team discusses all the trending topics in European private equity and venture capital.


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

Useful Links

11 Best M&A Podcasts Actual and Modern

dealroom for private equity

Best hedge fund podcasts

For those who are more interested in learning about the latest news in the hedge fund industry, there’s also a growing selection to choose from:

  1. How to Start a Hedge Fund 
  2. Capital Allocators
  3. Valuewalk’s ValueTalks
  4. Hedgeye’s Real Conversations
  5. The Contrarian Investor Podcast
  6. Jesse Felder’s Super investors
  7. Speaking to Legends
  8. Chat with Traders

How to Start a Hedge Fund

What better place to start a feature on hedge fund podcasts, than a podcast that seeks to advise would-be George Soros retail investors how to establish a hedge fund. Started by a small UK hedge fund, Will Oak Advisory, the podcast features excellent insights, providing a real platform for anybody seriously considering starting a hedge fund, touching on everything from the legal aspects of a hedge fund, hedge fund strategies, and how to report results.

Capital Allocators

Perhaps the best hedge fund podcast of them all. Now with over 5 million downloads and close to 200 episodes, the Capital Allocators is something of a media phenomenon, even outside hedge fund circles. One of the best episodes is the interview with Dan Ariely, titled: “investing in irrationality.” The success of the podcast has also led to its founder introducing a range of courses and printed material.

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.

Hedgeye’s Real Conversations

Hedgeye describes itself as “an independent investment research and online financial media company,” whilst emphasizing: “not investment advice” for good measure. That said, there’s plenty of investment gems to be taken from its real conversations podcast series, hosted by the company CO Keith McCullough. McCullough’s loyal following of over 100K listeners allows him to bring in some of the sharpest minds in the hedge fund industry.

The Contrarian Investor Podcast

A straightforward concept for a podcast that’s thoroughly fascinating: Each episode features interviews with people 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.

Jesse Felder’s Super investors

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.

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 15 episodes and shows no sign of being updated since late 2020. That said, the 15 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.”

Chat with Traders

If there’s one rule of trading, it’s that people like to tell you exactly how they made that trade as soon as it made a killing - an added bonus of showing how clever you are in addition to being remarkably wealthy. This podcast proves this rule. Lots of hedge fund managers (mostly Australian, as the podcast is broadcast from Sydney) talk trading strategies, ,and how, you guessed it, they made a killing in the market. Plenty of good material, nonetheless.

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