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The Essential Podcast from S&P Global is dedicated to sharing essential intelligence with those working in and affected by financial markets. Host Nathan Hunt focuses on those issues of immediate importance to global financial markets – macroeconomic trends, the credit cycle, climate risk, energy transition, and global trade – in interviews with subject matter experts from around the world.

Jun 14, 2021

James Pomeroy, Global Economist at HSBC, joins the Essential Podcast to discuss the economic challenges of changing populations, the effectiveness of demographics as a reliable indicator, and the economies enjoying demographic tailwinds.


Jun 7, 2021

Yasmine Chinwala, Partner at the London-based think tank New Financial, and Pierre Davis, Chief Legal Officer at S&P Global Platts, explore New Financial's latest research on inclusion of Black individuals in the U.K. professional sector, the absence of Black faces in finance, and what workplaces should do next in...


Jun 3, 2021

Terence Kooyker, founder and CEO of Valent Asset Management, joins the Essential Podcast to talk about the market and uses for everyone's favorite lanthanide: Dysprosium, lucky element #66 on the Periodic Table.


May 24, 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices Senior Index Analyst Howard Silverblatt joins the Essential Podcast on the occasion of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 125th birthday. The conversation covers the changing structure of The Dow over time, the history of the index, and the perceived competition with its so-called younger, hipper...


Apr 19, 2021

As the outlook for the economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis brightens, market participants are closely watching the shape and speed of the rebound. While many are concerned about the risk of rapidly rising inflation as the Treasury yield curve steepens, commodity prices surge worldwide, and stimulus money fills...