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Rethinking Retirement: Lifetime savings accounts as a path to success

13 April 2021 - In rethinking retirement for the 21st century, there is a critical need to provide a simple way for individuals to succeed at building retirement savings, particularly in light of the challenges posed by aging populations.

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Implementing Multi-Horizon Investment Risk Measures

30 March 2021 - On March 24th, 2021, FCLTGlobal led a risk focus group alongside Alison Taylor and Brian Harward, a team of behavioral scientists from Ethical Systems, an in-house think tank at NYU’s Stern School of Business. The conversation brought together subject matter experts and decision makers with the aim of both understanding why long-term investors default to short-term measurement methods and identifying barriers that prevent them from better aligning risk with their investment horizons.

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What’s on the Horizon for China’s Savers?

23 March 2021 - Data from FCLTCompass shows that savers in China have among the shortest-term allocations in the world

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Corporate Timeline

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Corporate investment timelines are shrinking – is that a bad thing?

4 March 2021 - By Ariel Babcock   There is ample evidence that taking a long-term approach delivers superior value for companies over time. From 2001 to 2014, the revenue of long-term firms cumulatively grew, on average, 47 percent more than...

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Top Down Net-zero

Strategy | Article

A Top-Down Approach to Net-Zero Portfolios

2 March 2021 - Focusing capital on long-term climate solutions via investment portfolio construction

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Do capital markets value net-zero commitments?

25 February 2021 - Evaluating whether market reactions reflect the value of a corporate net-zero commitment in the short, medium, and long term

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Rethinking Retirement: The future of savings in the 21st century

24 February 2021 - Retirement is one of the key long-term financial compacts we make as a society. It requires coordination among three major groups of stakeholders – governments, businesses, and individual savers – and a dedication to a true long-horizon perspective, saving for a future that is often decades away.

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Balancing Act

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New Phase of Research on Investment Risk Addresses Long-term Risk Measurements

1 February 2021 - Through the second phase of our risk research, FCLTGlobal hopes to learn from members why implementation is not happening, what is needed to increase it, as well as to draft a list of hypothetical tools to change behavior.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Schroders’ approach to navigating impasses in corporate engagement

28 January 2021 - Recent, real-world cases illustrate how external expectations can shape and alter investors' responsibilities

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Amid Low Interest Rates, Risky Asset Classes on the Rise

25 January 2021 - In a decade-long low interest rate environment, riskier asset classes have seen accelerated asset gathering as savers chase yield.

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R&D Optionality Through the Black Scholes Model

11 January 2021 - By Allen He As noted in Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation, it can sometimes be shrewd for investors to consider their portfolio companies’ research and development (R&D) pipelines as a series of options. Doing...

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Governance | Article

Diversifying private equity-backed portfolio company boards can drive long-term value

5 January 2021 - Recent research, including The Long-term Habits of a Highly Effective Corporate Board (2019), shows that diversity at the board level adds meaningful long-term value for companies and their stakeholders. Evidence on the increased effectiveness of diverse boards recently led Nasdaq to announce a proposed rule requiring listed companies have one woman and one other diverse board member – or explain why they weren’t complying.

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