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March 04, 2018

Women on Wall Street
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Who is better at investing money- men or women? And does your investing style really matter? We’ll have the story. Then, is it possible to predict adult criminal behavior by studying kids? The results of new research say yes.
Episode Segments:
Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns
Meredith Jones, author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (and How You Can Too) said her research found that women typically make better investment decisions than men. She explained how women’s and men’s investment behaviors differ. She also offered advice to young women who may be considering a career as an investment professional.
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Abuse Victims and Criminal Activity
Todd Herrenkohl, PhD Professor of Sociology, Interim Associate Dean for Research for the Office of Research, University of Washington led a study that found that troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can predict criminal activity when they grow up. He explained what the most common indicators are and how they differ between boys and girls. He discussed the importance of recognizing kids at risk and getting treatment for them as quickly as possible.
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Creating Better Passwords
Bruce Schneier, internationally recognized security technologist, Chief Technology Officer of Resilient Systems, a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, and a board member of Electronic Frontier Foundation, and author of Schneier on Security discussed a study that examined the most commonly hacked computer passwords. Many people choose passwords that are far too easy to guess. He outlined ways to choose and remember a very secure password.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Meredith Jones
Meredith is an alternative investment consultant and author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too), which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016. She was also named as an Inc. magazine’s “17 Inspiring Women To Watch in 2017” and as a Distinguished Author by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Rock the Street, Wall Street a non-profit that provides one-year financial and investment literacy courses for high school girls.

She began her alternative investment career at Van Hedge Fund Advisors International (VAN), where she was Director of Research. At VAN, Meredith was responsible for manager selection, due diligence, index construction and aggregate industry research for the $500 million fund of funds.

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Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books--including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World--as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and his blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org; and a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

Schneier on Security