FCLTCompass – Measuring Time Horizons Across Capital Markets

5 December 2022 - An annual benchmarking tool tracking long-term investments on a global scale. This project anchors long-term investing to quantitative data reported in years and dollars, painting a clearer picture of the status quo and framing the conversation around sustainable finance in a more actionable light for the first time.

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FCLTCompass 2022 Report

5 December 2022 - FCLTCompass is an annual benchmarking tool tracking long-term investment behavior on a global scale. The results of the latest analysis suggest that investment horizons receded in 2021 due to global disruptions such as inflation and COVID-19 recovery efforts.

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A New Paradigm for Sustainable Investing – Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2022

16 November 2022 - Sustainability has gained so much traction in finance that it’s reshaping the global flow of capital and creating a new class of corporate winners and losers. But because there’s no consensus on what it means, sustainability is open to abuses such as greenwashing and accusations that it’s driven by political – not financial – imperatives.

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In 2021, companies sidelined investments in resilience

By Joel Paula

15 November 2022 - With short-term pressures mounting, companies and investors are finding it more challenging than ever to focus on the long term.

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Going Long Podcast: John Connaughton, Bain Capital

3 October 2022 - Historically, the purpose of the private investment industry – whether public or private – has been simply to achieve a return. Bain’s John Connaughton joins the podcast to discuss how to break that stereotype, both...

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FCLTCompass 2022 – Receding Horizons: Long-Term Strategies Amid Uncertainty

FCLTCompass is FCLTGlobal’s annual report and interactive dashboard that analyzes global financial data to reveal important insights regarding the state of worldwide capital markets. The research traces investors’ savings through various asset vehicles to the companies that deploy them in support of business and economic growth. This annual accounting helps frame the long-term conversation in a more actionable light, the first step toward broader adoption of longer-term investment perspectives. Our latest data and findings will provide a backdrop for a panel discussion about notable changes in capital allocation trends over the past year, how inflation has affected capital market behavior, and implications for both corporate and investor resilience in a recovering economy.

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