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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Driving the Conversation: Long-Term Roadmaps for Long-Term Success

21 February 2019 - Roadmaps have a proven record at leading companies, and evidence suggests that the majority of investors (especially long-term investors) prefer this approach. By focusing on key elements of performance such as competitive advantages, long-term objectives,...

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Public Markets for the Long Term: How Successful Listed Companies Thrive

1 February 2019 - Public markets continue to be an essential driver of wealth creation, innovation, and capital stability for high-performing companies. Despite the short-term pressures of public markets, the best-managed companies can and do take advantage of the...

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Balancing Act: Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons

21 December 2018 - This challenge of meeting both long-term obligations and short-term expectations means that even the longest-term investor must manage across multiple time horizons. This necessity is often at odds with most risk processes, which have been...

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FCLTGlobal Review 2018: Laying the Foundation for the Long-Term

6 December 2018 - Two years ago, FCLTGlobal was established with a fundamental belief that long-term investing makes the world better for us all. Companies and their investors benefit by focusing on the long term, to be sure, but...

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Summary Report: 2018 Focusing Capital on The Long Term Summit

29 March 2018 - We very much appreciate the time and energy of all those who made this a highly productive day devoted to discussing practical actions to encourage long-term business and investment decisions. We were encouraged that leaders...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Moving Beyond Quarterly Guidance: A Relic of the Past

23 October 2017 - 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...

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Measuring the Economic Impact of Short-Termism

8 February 2017 - Corporate short-termism has been the subject of ongoing debate among leaders in business, government, and academia for decades, but hard evidence on the impact of short-termism on company performance and economic growth has remained scarce. To...

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Rising to the Challenge of Short-Termism

28 September 2016 - Discussions of corporate short-termism are often a microcosm of the issue itself. On the short view—say, 2009 to the present—things are looking up. CEO tenures, the average holding period for S&P 500 shares, and the...

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Governance | Report

Short-Termism on Boards: Insights From Canadian Directors and Executives

5 June 2015 - Canadian directors believe they have a responsibility to address short‐termism. Many believe there are specific actions they should be taking on their respective boards. Such are the results of a recent survey of the members...

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Investing for the Future: A Long-Term Portfolio Guide

23 March 2015 - Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been plenty of discussion about the perils of short-termism, but concerted action to remedy them is lagging. In “Focusing Capital on the Long Term,” a Harvard Business Review...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Straight Talk for the Long-Term

16 March 2015 - Short-term behavior is becoming the norm in modern capital markets. Rather than pursuing and communicating long-term strategies, many public companies dedicate significant resources to meeting quarterly earnings guidance and communicating their performance relative to this...

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Long-Term Value Summit Discussion Report

10 March 2015 - On March 10, 2015, more than 120 executives, investors, board members, and other leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the Long-Term Value Summit. Their mandate: to identify the causes and...

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