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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.

Jul 1, 2021

Special purpose acquisition companies are having a moment. But who is making the money and what is being lost when a company chooses to ride a SPAC to public markets? Ivana Naumovska of INSEAD joins the Essential Podcast to share her insights on SPACs, reverse mergers, and the dangers of regulatory arbitrage for...


Jun 22, 2021

With a profession like economics that is overwhelmingly white and male, how can diverse voices get into the room so that they can bring their experiences to bear and have a voice in policy discussions? Crystal Swann, Senior Policy Fellow for the Progressive Policy Institute and the team lead for the Mosaic Economic...


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.