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Incentive Alignment | Toolkit

Long-Term Model for Institutional Investment Mandates

19 July 2022 - This matrix provides a menu of key contract provisions for mandates. We compare typical provisions, which tend to reflect a short-term mindset, to those promoting a longer-term approach, and offer ideas for exploratory provisions. The provisions are relevant for separately managed accounts and commingled funds, with unique provisions described for the latter.

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Incentive Alignment | Report

Institutional Investment Mandates: Anchors for Long-Term Performance

19 July 2022 - FCLTGlobal has conducted research since 2015 to facilitate the creation of mandates that align asset owners and asset managers long-term goals.

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Incentive Alignment | Toolkit

Aligning Expectations for Long-Term Success: Onboarding Checklist

19 July 2022 - Grouped among key areas of governance, incentives, metrics, and engagement, the onboarding checklist allows for effective communication between the asset owner and manager and sets parameters for the relationship to function transparently.

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Incentive Alignment | Toolkit

Trust but Verify: Manager Scorecard

19 July 2022 - While a meeting schedule is typically agreed at the start of a relationship, the manager scorecard can be completed at any point during the relationship. The scorecard can help focus attention on areas of importance and objectives beyond short-term financial performance.

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Incentive Alignment | Toolkit

Finding the Right Match for the Long Term: Due Diligence Top Ten List

19 July 2022 - Finding the right manager is crucial to developing a successful relationship—this list of questions can help asset owners select managers that are capable of investing over the long term, as well as achieve alignment around philosophy and beliefs regarding long-term value creation.

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Incentive Alignment | Toolkit

Statement of Purpose and Responsibilities for Investors

19 July 2022 - FCLTGlobal has developed the following example statement to communicate externally about an investor’s responsibilities. Among other uses, it can be posted on organizations’ websites or shared with investment partners.

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In the News

NIRI 2022: Buy side concerns on global ESG values, value creation and ratings

12 July 2022 - Thought leaders Ronald O’Hanley of State Street and Sarah Keohane Williamson of FCLTGlobal shined their spotlights on ESG at the latest NIRI annual conference.

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Going Long Podcast: Lori Heinel, State Street Global Advisors

5 July 2022 - “It is a very delicate balance – where do you cross the line from an issue that is actually material to long-term investment performance and something that might be more political?”

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In the News

Investors Need to Change the Climate Conversation With Companies

28 June 2022 - Companies act on what their investors prioritize. And companies have set climate goals given the focus of the global investor community on climate change goal setting. Yet, where the goals are disconnected from the business strategy, they do not materially change what companies prioritize, where they allocate capital and how they operate. Their behavior—and therefore their risk exposure and impact— does not meaningfully evolve.

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Climate Change Integration is Hard – Companies need resources; Investors need patience

21 June 2022 - Developing integrated climate and corporate strategy is not an easy task. While work between companies and their investors will take time, effort, and resources, peer-to-peer discussions and practical tools can guide the process towards better strategic integration.

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In the News

Net-Zero Business Success Requires Stated Strategy, Says Report

17 June 2022 - In order to strengthen their net-zero transitions, companies should articulate how targets fit into their future based on potential growth, showcase those targets in their strategic plans, identify benefits and risks, and establish accountability systems, according to a report from FCLTGlobal.

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Strategy | Article

The New Buybacks Playing Field

15 June 2022 - Buybacks are a recurrent topic of controversy, especially as guidelines seem to shift year to year and differ from country to country. In the US, the Biden administration put forth a new proposal, upping the ante after last year’s proposed 1% tax on buybacks (intended to raise billions in tax revenue). The White House’s most recent proposal would prevent executives from selling their shares for three years after repurchasing stock, in the hopes that this will quash the incentive to repurchase shares in the first place.

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