Archive | August, 2012

On fiduciaries and medieval knights, and a call for papers from the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment

NSFM Director, Keith Johnson was quoted in an article that offers an unique take on fiduciary duty. In Minding the Chastity Belts: Fiduciary Duties and 900 Pound Lemmings, Tim Richards outlines what today’s fiduciaries could learn from medieval knights. Worth a read! **** The Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, edited by NSFM participant Matthew […]

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NSFM participants Ed Waitzer on fiduciary duty, and Matthew Kiernan on challenges for sustainable investment

NSFM Director, Ed Waitzer, professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada was featured in a recent article on top1000funds.com entitled, Modern portfolio theory, risk and fiduciary duty. Ed has written extensively on trustee fiduciary duty and how the trustee duties in the pension context have evolved. What follows is an excerpt from the article: ‘He will […]

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NSFM Participants in Action, plus a Call for Papers: Banks, Markets and Financial Innovation

NSFM participant, Robert Eccles and George Serafeim, both of Harvard Business School, penned an article for Bloomberg entitled  “Companies and Investors Should See More of Each Other”. The piece discusses the need for companies and investors to communicate better with each other about their respective sustainability strategies. **** In online journal Blue&Green Tomorrow our very own […]

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The final report of the Kay Review – what did you think?

The final report of the Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long Term Decision-Making was launched last month to a flurry of responses and critiques from across the financial industry. Amongst the recommendations were: A radical shift in the culture of investing towards a longer-term view The removal of mandatory interim management statements every quarter for […]

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