The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman talks with Sandra Navidi, author of the new book Superhubs: How the Financial Elite and their Networks Rule Our World.

Sandra is the founder and CEO of BeyondGlobal, and was formerly an investment banker at Scarsdale Equities, general counsel at Muzinich & Co. and a consultant at Deloitte. Navidi holds a law degree from the University of Cologne School of Law, Germany, and a Master-of-Law Degree in Banking Corporate and Finance law from Fordham University School of Law, USA.

Navidi’s perspective derives from her professional knowledge and experience. Her strategy of “from micro to macro” involves structuring investments, rendering legal services, investment banking, as well as macro-economic analysis.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Why Sandra is interested in financial superhubs

[5:55] The dynamics of superhubs are the same as all networks, but vastly more powerful

[9:12] How superhubs actions impact our lives

[14:03] If access to superhubs is possible for a "regular" person

[18:02] How many superhubs are out there

[21:10] How it's possible that some of the biggest figures in the financial world have relatively low net worths

[27:21] If we don't correct our system, it will correct itself, and it might not be pretty


Direct download: CI_65_Sandra_Navidi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Jason Hartman and Bob Pozen discuss possible changes in real estate regulations a Trump administration could bring. These changes could help small to medium sized banks and make the biggest banks out there increase the amount they lend.

Bob Pozen is a Senior Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a Senior Research Fellow at the Brookings Institute and former Associate General Counsel for the SEC. Bob has authored two books: Extreme Productivity and Too Big to Save.

Key Takeaways:

[2:11] Legislation that may be changed through banking system while Dodd-Frank is left as is.

[5:50] There has been too much regulation on small to medium sized banks.

[7:33] The problems are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are they were never public nor private.

[11:13] The FHA and VA insure 100% of the mortgages made by banks.

[11:55] More money flowing into the real estate market will cause an upward pressure on prices.

[14:46] Home buying increases when rates start to go up but then level out.

[15:28] Pozen was chosen by President Bush to join a bipartisan commission to strengthen Social Security.

[17:00] Security and Exchange Commission has constraints regarding employees working for corporations after their service.

[19:22] Getting to the gist of Bob Pozen’s book Too Big to Fix.

[21:59] Peer-to-Peer lending is pretty much unregulated.

[23:38] As the economy strengthens banks should lend more.


Direct download: CI_64_Bob_Pozen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT