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Survey Indicates How Asset Owners Can Add Long-term Value

30 August 2018 - What makes an investor quintessentially “long-term”? This question is at the core of FCLTGlobal’s mission and research agenda.  Together with our partners at CEM Benchmarking Inc., we surveyed 18 large global asset owners responsible for a...

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FCLTGlobal Working Groups Convene Members to Discuss Future Research

27 August 2018 - At FCLTGlobal, our mission is to conduct research that drives action toward longer-term decision-making across the global investment value chain. To make that goal a reality, we rely on contributions from our Member organizations, which provide...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Corporate Guidance Policies Shifting in the Right Direction

1 August 2018 - Each stakeholder along the investment value chain must play a role in shifting to longer-term decision making. Today’s investment community, in large part, has become fixated on hitting immediate goals, losing sight of savers’ broader...

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Schroders, FCLTGlobal Host Seminar on Private Equity

23 July 2018 - Healthy, long-term oriented capital markets, public and private, are important to the wellbeing of our global economy. A growing and persistent preference toward private equity has presented a significant challenge to public markets, which have...

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Taxes Fall, Capex Rises

15 May 2018 - National (and often international) attention was focused on the unveiling of the White House’s revamped tax plan for much of 2017. Regardless of your political leaning, the impact of the bill on US companies was...

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Quiz: What We Really Know About Long-Term Behavior

24 April 2018 - Let’s start with the facts: it is critical to be clear about what we know and what we do not. Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria and Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim started 2018 Focusing...

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Change the Conversation: 5 Long-Term Questions to Ask on Earnings Conference Calls

13 April 2018 - Spring is in the air, baseball has begun here at FCLTGlobal headquarters in Boston, and the public company earnings reporting season is upon us – thus begins that familiar, yet often tedious, quarterly dance done...

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Recapping the 2018 Focusing Capital on the Long-Term Summit

12 March 2018 - On 28 February, the 2018 Focusing Capital on the Long Term Summit convened more than 150 members and select business leaders in a closed-door event to address the problem of short-term behaviors in capital markets. We...

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Guest Post: The BlackRock Letter Sets Ambitious Goals. Here’s How CEOs Can Meet Them

16 February 2018 - The following, by Robert C. Pozen, first appeared on Fortune.com on Feb. 9. Should public companies focus on earning profits for their shareholders, or should they serve broader societal needs? Larry Fink, the head of BlackRock, the largest fund...

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What We Heard in Davos

13 February 2018 - Another January has come and gone, and another week of discussions at Davos has drawn to a close. The discussions perennially grab headlines, whether because of the high-profile names spotted around town or the major...

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Key Terms of Effective Investment Mandates

18 January 2018 - Asset owners often have very long-term investment goals such as funding liabilities, building an endowment for perpetuity or providing for subsequent generations. For some, especially pension and retirement funds, these goals reflect the long-term needs...

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How Today’s Companies Select Metrics for Long-Term Success

30 November 2017 - Research consistently proves that many of today’s corporate executives believe that short-term pressure is growing, that it is changing their business decisions and that of their companies, and that these changes are destroying value for their...

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