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Business Insights Podcast

Your guide to hot topics and underlying economic trends.

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Welcome to your LA business and job forecast podcast, where we meet twice a month to tackle relevant economic issues and apply them to your everyday life. Financial awareness and understanding are pivotal to taking advantage of current trends and opportunities to make your life more predictable and profitable. Join us as host Roger Torneden applies his knowledge of multiple sectors, including financial services, retailing, commodities, and international economics, to gain the penthouse perspective on how the pieces fit together as a whole, and how they affect one another.

Hosted by:

Dr. Roger Torneden, Retired Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing for UCLA Extension

With a passion to better understand the interrelationships and connectivity of global economics and impactful market financial trends, Roger brings over thirty years of leadership experience with global companies, including Senior VP and Director of Worldwide Marketing for AIG and a similar global position with Transamerica Insurance Group. He is also a certified financial planner, an NYU Stern School of Business PhD, and brings years of experience advising private business owners and high-net-worth individuals.

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Business Insights Podcast

L.A. business and jobs forecast, where we highlight hot topics and underlying economic trends useful to you. We explore action plans that you can apply to improve your income, investments and career progression.

If you want to know what’s really going on in the economy, and what the impact is on Los Angeles area jobs, then you will want to tune in.

Dr. Roger Torneden
Retired Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, UCLA Extension
The views and opinions expressed in the Business Insights Podcast are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of UCLA Extension. The podcast is made for educational purposes and should not be considered financial advice. The podcast is intended to educate and provide resources on focused economic trends, supported by the latest market research.
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