Factors, Dividends, and Angel Investing, w/ Meb Faber – [Invest Like the Best, EP.53]

 

My guest this week is Meb Faber, who started a podcast similar to this one right before mine and was a big reason I was open to the idea in the first place. Meb is a quantitative researcher whose firm Cambria has been behind many interesting investment strategies that break the Wall Street mold. We talk investing factors, dividends, angel investing, podcasts and more. This was a fun catch up with a close friend in the industry who has been in a leader in using data to explore the best active strategies in a variety of asset classes. Please enjoy our conversation, which begins with a factor draft.

 

 

Books Referenced

Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex

 

Links Referenced

Update on the Valuation Metric Horserace: 2011-2015

Jason Calacanis on Meb Faber Show

Brent BeShore episode of Invest Like the Best

Team Ritholtz episode of Invest Like the Best

 

 

Show Notes

1:55 – (First question) – Drafting quant factors

4:10 – Update on the Valuation Metric Horserace: 2011-2015

 

10:25 – Most interesting thing Meb’s learned over the past year

14:05 – Jason Calacanis on Meb Faber Show

14:49 – Brent BeShore episode of Invest Like the Best

 

16:10 – What is Meb’s process for investing in private companies

 

18:35 – What part of the fintech landscape would Meb be most excited about

 

26:50 – What has been working well on the business front for Meb

 

30:34 – Looking at investor behavior and changing fee structures

 

35:54 – What has Meb enjoyed most about doing a podcast

36:26 – Team Ritholtz episode of Invest Like the Best

 

40:55 – A list of guests that meb would like to have on

41:27 – Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex

 

43:19 – If Meb couldn’t work in this business, what would he do

 

45:02 – Same question for Patrick

 

47:28 – Kindest thing anyone has done for Meb