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Learn more about the concrete, pragmatic steps you can take to rewire how to invest, govern, manage, and lead to better focus on long-term outcomes.
  • 05/12/17

    Institutional Investment Mandates: Anchors for Long-term Performance

    Asset owners--the cornerstones of the investment ecosystem--often have very long-term investment goals, such as funding liabilities, building an endowment for perpetuity or providing for subsequent generations. For some of these asset owners, especially pension and retirement funds, these goals reflect the long-term needs of individual plan members who rely on these institutions to safeguard and build the savings which they will rely on down the road. Ensuring assets are managed in line with these long-term horizons is critical to achieving these goals. This presents a challenge, however, because assets are often managed by asset managers, distinct from the asset owners, and they may have different time horizons, incentives, and goals.
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  • 23/10/17

    Moving Beyond Quarterly Guidance: A Relic of the Past

    Since 2005, research has consistently found that the vast majority of corporate executives think that short-term pressure is growing, that it is changing their business decisions, and that those changes are destroying value. One effective way that corporations are combating this phenomenon is by moving away from quarterly earnings per share (EPS) guidance and instead providing investors with a long-term road map focused on the fundamental economic drivers of the business tied to management’s outlook on critical key performance indicators (KPIs).

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