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Buybacks: Look Before You Leap

16 June 2021 - By Allen He, CFA  As the global economy rebounds, companies are preparing to launch a record wave of buybacks. Buybacks have become a global phenomenon over the past 20 years, with many companies viewing them as...

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State Street Aligns Responsible Investing with Securities Lending

27 May 2021 - Expectations placed on investors are ever-changing, can emerge from any of the institution’s many constituents, and extend beyond matters of law, regulation, or contracts.

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Case Study: Bringing Communities Together for the Long Term at GIC

25 May 2021 - In support of its long-term mandate, GIC maintains a diversified portfolio, balancing different risk and return profiles of its core asset classes to be resilient across a range of market conditions.

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Global Data Providers Align on Sustainability Metrics

19 May 2021 - On 19 May 2021, five global data providers released a joint statement in support of the creation of a core set of metrics for all companies regardless of sector, geography, or size.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Info Session: Quantifying Corporate Net-zero Commitments

13 May 2021 - On 28 April 2021, FCLTGlobal hosted an info session on the topic of quantifying the market value of corporate net-zero commitments. This conversation served as an opportunity to share our preliminary research with a diverse group of attendees from global corporate and investment communities.

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Rethinking Retirement: Addressing the Gender Retirement Savings Gap with Individual Accounts

10 May 2021 - Most retirement systems have failed to grow and safeguard the savings of men and women equally. But there are a number of strategies that can solve the problem.

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Capital Markets Solutions for A Sustainable Future

29 April 2021 - Commitments to net-zero objectives are taking hold across the investment value chain and present substantial opportunities. But are these initiatives likely to infuse capital into actual climate solutions, or do we risk creating structures that...

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Governance | Article

How Private Equity Can Drive Boardroom Diversity

20 April 2021 - For public companies, more diverse boards of directors are correlated with significant long-term value. The same can be true for private companies. What role can GPs and LPs play in driving change?

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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 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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