Archive | March, 2012

NSFM participants in action: Avinash Persaud on Financial Transaction Taxes; Hazel Henderson’s ‘Green Transition Scoreboard’; Sean Kidney and Climate Bonds on camera!

A new report launched last week by former senior banker and NSFM participant Avinash Persaud challenges the arguments used by some of his peers and the government to oppose a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Professor Persaud, who was previously head of Currency and Commodity Research at JPMorgan & Co says: “What draws me to this subject is […]

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Fiduciary duty and clients’ long-term interests: UK initiatives launching this Spring

Several initiatives to increase understanding of the issue of fiduciary duty and acting in clients’ long-term interests are being rolled out, with NSFM participants at the forefront. As FTfm reports: “This week the International Corporate Governance Network is launching a Model Mandate at its annual conference, which provides a guideline for asset owners on the […]

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Enlightened shareholder value needs enlightened shareholders, say NSFM participants and other experts

In a letter published in The Times today NSFM participants Catherine Howarth, Steve Waygood, Jeremy Leggett, Charles Scanlan and Raj Thamotheram, along with other experts, have called for legislative changes around fiduciary duties. The letter calls for legal clarification at a time when investors are being called upon to tackle so-called ‘crony capitalism’ and excessive executive pay: […]

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Save the date for NSFM Roundtables with Keith Johnson; plus NSFM participants Ed Waitzer on inequality and Matthew Kiernan on Davos 2012

 *Save the date* Reclaiming Fiduciary Balance for the 21st Century – NSFM Roundtables with Keith Johnson for Asset Owners and their Advisors London: 19 March 2012 from 9.30am Amsterdam: 23 March 2012 from 12.30pm Boston: 30 March 2012 time to be confimed The Fiduciary Duty Working Group of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (NSFM), co-sponsored […]

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