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BlackRock’s Larry Fink has a Grand Unified Theory for Fixing Everything

29 September 2016 - The influential CEO of BlackRock, the asset manager that oversees almost $5 trillion in investments, Fink is known in financial circles for his hectoring letters of instruction to the companies he invests in. His name...

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European Pension Investors Back Restructured Long-Termism Initiative

29 September 2016 - Launched as an initiative in 2013, Focusing Capital on the Long Term yesterday (28 September) announced that it has established itself as an independent entity, renamed as FCLT Global. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to “developing...

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Push for Quick Profits ‘Destroying Value,’ Executives Warn

29 September 2016 - What began as a research project backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and McKinsey & Co. to measure behaviours of investors and businesses in 2013, is now a not-for-profit operation with international members...

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Amazon and the Far Horizon

28 September 2016 - Let that figure swirl around in your head for a moment. Now think of all the retailers on the web…yes, cute Etsy, too—and imagine 55% of consumers bypassing every one of them and heading straight...

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BlackRock’s Fink: Long-Term Thinking Essential in Today’s Environment

28 September 2016 - At an event Wednesday sponsored by FCLT Global, an independent non-profit organization advocating long-term investment practices, Mr. Fink told attendees that money managers can play a dampening role on short-termism. “We have to become more engaged,”...

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New Index Puts Long-Term Investors to Useful Test

21 September 2016 - The long-term investment brigade just got a metric by which to prove its mettle – or a petard from which to hang. Institutions and politicians that have decried the ephemeral thinking that has crept into...

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Canada’s CPPIB Leads New Effort to Promote Long-Term Investing

13 April 2016 - Yo-yoing stock markets, negative interest rates, talk of currency wars: With so many factors roiling markets, it’s easy for investors to let short-term factors obscure the keys to long-term success. Now a group of six leading...

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Savvy Investor Awards – Best Investment Papers of 2015 Announced

26 January 2016 -   LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Savvy Investor Awards, announced on 26 January, recognise the best pensions and investment white papers of 2015. “Best Investment Paper 2015” was awarded to a report written as part of a global initiative to...

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Canadian-Led Thinking Filters Through at Davos: Wells

22 January 2016 - Should Chainsaw need an introduction, allow me to précis by saying Mr. Dunlap earned the nickname via his habit of clear cutting employees, most famously half the 12,000-strong workforce at small-appliance maker Sunbeam Corp. Here’s the...

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Global Market Rout Means ‘Buy’ Amid Panic, CPP’s Wiseman Says

21 January 2016 - “Absolutely it’s a buying opportunity, when the world is panicking and you have a quintessentially long-term view,” Mark Wiseman, the chief executive officer of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, said in an interview at the...

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CPPIB Urges Investors to Look to the Long-Term

21 January 2016 - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has teamed up with S&P Dow Jones Indices to track businesses with the potential to deliver returns over the long haul, with the ambitious plan to influence other companies to...

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