Archive | February, 2011

NSFM opinion: What makes bankers happy?

Penny Shepherd writes: Since the financial crisis, there has been public outrage at financial services pay levels, and at “banker’s bonuses” in particular. However, most of the resulting debate has remained stuck inside the dubious paradigm that pay is the most effective way to motivate performance. This results in a potentially fatal assumption that if […]

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Keith Ambachtsheer receives CFA award

The CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, has presented NSFM participant, Keith Ambachtsheer with its Award for Professional Excellence. In addition to being an NSFM participant, Mr. Ambachtsheer is adjunct professor of finance at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Director of its International Centre for Pension Management, and Founder/President of KPA Advisory Services.  Previous recipients of the […]

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NSFM opinion: WEF on Transition to Sustainable Investing

Frank Jan de Graaf and Keith Johnson write: One of the most important, yet least reported, initiatives coming out of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos this year is a renewed focus on sustainable business and investment practices. The WEF issued a white paper, entitled “Accelerating the Transition towards Sustainable Investing.” A copy […]

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NSFM opinion: The dogs that didn’t bark

Matthew Kiernan writes: The World Economic Forum has always, quite rightly, prided itself on its laser-like focus on global mega trends, the “big picture”, and, to quote the WEF’s own motto, “improving the state of the world “. So far, so good. Indeed, when it comes to diagnosing the world’s greatest economic, social, and environmental […]

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Report

NSMF participant, Raj Thamotheram, comments in today’s FTfm on the implications for institutional investors of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.   Raj and another NSFM participant, Maxime Le Floc’h, are co-authors of a report on safety in the oil and gas sector which will be published soon by the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets . […]

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