Winning at the losers game.

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Masters in Business: Charley Ellis

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast features Charley Ellis, former chairman of the Yale University Investments Office and CFA Institute and one-time director of Vanguard Group. He also is the author of "Winning the Loser’s Game: Timeless Strategies for Successful Investing."

In our talk, Ellis explains how he began his career in the Rockefeller family office after getting an undergraduate degree in art history from Yale and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He went on to start the consulting firm Greenwich Associates, which caters to banks, investment houses and other financial businesses.

Listen to the podcast at Bloomberg, on Apple iTunes or SoundCloud. All of our earlier podcasts are available on iTunes.

Next week, we speak with Bobby Flay, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and star of the Food Network

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