Archive | July, 2012

Final Report of the Kay Review Launched Today – read the NSFM response; Rob Lake on getting serious about long-term responsible investment; Andrew Clearfield on corporate misbehaviour

Later on today (23 July) Professor John Kay will be launching the final report of his Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making.  Back in November, 2011 NSFM participants and directors responded to the call for contributions to the Review. The NSFM paper has recently been circulated via the Social Science Research Network, […]

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Participant Opinion Piece: Cynthia Williams on the political and technical challenges of creating productive financial markets

“Two quite interesting papers have recently been published, related to the questions at the core of NSFM’s inquiry: what causes financial instability, and what can be done to address it, both as a regulatory matter and as a matter of behavioral change.  The first paper, entitled “Too Much Finance”, is by three IMF economists, Jean-Louis […]

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NSFM participants in action: Ed Waitzer on the costs and complexities of the financial services industry; Frank Partnoy on banks and their failings; Raj Thamotheram challenges foundations to put their money where their missions are; Hazel Henderson on transitioning to the solar age

In a two part op ed for the Financial Post, NSFM Director, Ed Waitzer tackles the Soaring Cost of Financial Services, and argues that the entire system has become ‘too complex to understand’. **** NSFM participant, Frank Partnoy, was quoted in an article in the New York Times, Saturday 14th July, which was chosen as ‘quote […]

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Participants’ news: watch the Green Transition Scoreboard video; join the Climate Bonds Initiative webinar; in support of financial transaction taxes; FT article – income inequality bad for economics and societies

NSFM participant Hazel Henderson and Ethical Markets have produced a Green Transition Scoreboard video as a three minute easy introduction to the good news that the green economy is winning over the fossil-fuelled Industrial Era. Hazel wants to spread the message far and wide, so watch the video, like it, tweet it and otherwise pass it around! […]

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New report from Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management: “The Crisis and Economic Responsibility”

The OVFA (Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management), of which NSFM participant Fritz Mostboeck is President, has published a new report: “The Crisis and Economic Responsibility”. ‘Every crisis – be it financial or economic, a crisis of confidence or the debt crisis – demands a comprehensive and responsible approach. We live in a global debt crisis Quantitative […]

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