Archive | February, 2012

Roundtable Discussions on Reclaiming Fiduciary Duty Balance Initiated with Workshop at World Bank

Work of the NSFM Fiduciary Duty Working Group has grown into a series of fiduciary duty roundtables being co-sponsored with the University of Toronto’s Rotman International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM). These roundtables focus on key challenges for improving the effectiveness of fiduciaries which were highlighted in an International Journal of Pension Management article by […]

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NSFM supporters in action: Will Oulton on ESG integration; John Mathews on financing the green economy; Raj Thamotheram on assessing sovereign bond ESG risk

Portfolio managers are failing on ESG integration, according to Mercer research out last week. Only 9% of more than 5,000 ESG strategies analysed gained top ratings, based on the extent to which portfolio managers integrate ESG into the investment process and follow good stewardship practices. Quoted in an article in the FT, NSFM supporter and European Head of […]

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‘Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership’ – edited by NSFM supporter Cary Krosinsky with Nick Robins and Stephen Viederman

Recently published, Evolutions in Sustainable Investing aims to give real world guidance for investment professionals on delivering attractive risk-adjusted and opportunity-directed returns across asset classes and regions. Filled with interviews with leading practitioners, this book weaves a narrated web around best sustainable investment practices, guiding readers specifically on investing their assets and with specific sustainability trends […]

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‘What Happened to the Greening of Capitalism’ – by John Mathews

Martin Wolf has presented a provocative diagnosis of the current flaws found in capitalism. Unfortunately, he has nothing to say about the biggest issue of all – how to transform capitalism so that it does not continue to destroy the planet. Read John Mathews’ full article here.

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‘Ambachtsheer: Pension Fund Manager Compensation Should Be Reevaluated’ – lead article in ai-CIO

‘Remuneration for pension fund managers has come under the spotlight as investors have taken aim over investment banking pay, according to a paper published by Keith Ambachtsheer at the University of Toronto’s Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. While much attention in compensation strategy is focused on how pension funds should exercise their say on pay […]

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