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After a rough ride because of plummeting oil prices, energy-based master limited partnership, or MLPs, are on the comeback trail. But how should investors evaluate the good from the bad? Hinds Howard, an associate portfolio manager at CBRE Clarion Securities, and the person responsible for evaluating listed master limited partnerships, joins us to discuss.
Seth Siegel, author of the bestselling book "Let There Be Water," sees water as both a business opportunity and a looming geopolitical crisis that will result in failed foreign governments and renewed rounds of refugee crises. He joins us to discuss how Israel turned itself into a water superpower and why the United States and other nations are failing to master the production and conservation of a chemical compound that is essential to life on earth.
Geoffrey Dohrmann, founder and CEO of Institutional Real Estate, Inc., comments on some of the latest trends in real estate, investing and business.
We are joined by Melinda Kruyer, executive director of Confluence, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization that runs a water technology innovation effort in the Ohio River Valley. The consortium includes federal water laboratories, research universities, water-related business, water utilities and regional development agencies, among other organizations. Confluence brings together 6,000 researchers and nearly $4 billion in annual research spending.
Jeremy Balkin, author of the book "Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good," recently grabbed attention at the 9th Annual Axiom Business Book Awards, which honored Mr. Balkin with its Gold Medal for Business Ethics 2016, making him the first Australian author to receive the prestigious international literary prize. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker whose TEDx Talk in New York went viral on YouTube with more than a quarter-million views. He previously served as an adviser to Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister. He is also founder of the non-profit Give While You Live.