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Investing in the Sustainable Energy Transition – McKinsey FCLTGlobal Sustainable Transition Series

6 November 2020 - On Friday 6 November, FCLTGlobal and McKinsey & Company hosted the first panel in our virtual event series, "Investing in the Sustainable Transition." Larry Fink (BlackRock), Bernard Looney (bp), Kevin Sneader (McKinsey), and Sarah Williamson (FCLTGlobal) discussed the progress and outlook for sustainability within the global energy sector.

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Strategy | Video

Long-term Risk Management: Neuberger Berman

26 October 2020 - An interview with Diedre Ypma, Managing Director at Neuberger Berman

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Strategy | In the News

Sarah Williamson’s Buyback Notes | Morning Trade Live

16 October 2020 - ...

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Strategy | Video

Webinar: Winning in the Long Term

15 October 2020 - During this session, McKinsey’s Global Managing Partner Kevin Sneader, Partner Tim Koller, and FCLTGlobal CEO Sarah K. Williamsonm discussed the five steps CEOs and boards can take to better orient their decision-making to long-term value creation.

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Strategy | Video

Risk Webinar Series: Default Time Horizons in GIPS Compliance and FRM Certification

14 October 2020 - Standard-setting and certification represent defaults of a profession, and for the investment risk profession these functions belong to the CFA Institute’s Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)and Global Association of Risk Professionals’ Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification. Control of defaults is one of the most influential nudges, according to behavioral scientists. Long-term investors will note that these nudges can have encouraging, discouraging, or no impact on risk professionals’ long-term focus. FCLTGlobal will explore the nudges related to investment time horizon in this Risk Webinar episode featuring leaders from the CFA Institute and GARP, as well as a senior practitioner from Nuveen.

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Governance, Strategy | Article

Case Study: Funding Long-horizon Innovation at Baillie Gifford

13 October 2020 - As summarized in Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation1, returns to successful R&D are often significant and can be transformational for an organization. However, R&D spending (especially long-horizon R&D project spending) tends to be...

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Strategy | Video

Highlights: Risk Webinar Series, Time Horizons (with State Street Associates)

12 October 2020 - For many investors, asset allocation begins with an estimate of volatility, producing the most stable portfolio of assets that still can earn the target return. Learn more from experts at State Street Associates about how the choice of risk timeframe influences a portfolio’s long-term success.

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Strategy, Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

The Dangers of Buybacks: Mitigating Common Pitfalls

6 October 2020 - Returning capital to shareholders is an important and legitimate goal of many corporations. Buybacks are often an effective way to distribute capital, but care must be taken to mitigate downfalls related to personal gain and enrichment, poor timing, and excess leverage.

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Strategy | Article

Buybacks and Negative Equity – A Recipe for Disaster?

25 September 2020 - Globally, companies have increasingly favored buybacks over the past two decades, so much so that they have nearly surpassed dividends as the most utilized means for companies to return capital to their shareholders.

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Governance, Strategy | Article

Case Study: Funding Long-horizon Innovation at Dow

18 September 2020 - Research from FCLTGlobal and others confirms that long-term companies outperform on financial metrics, including revenues, profitability, and stock price, as well as non-financial ones like job creation and sustainability.

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Strategy | Video

Highlights: Risk Over Time with State Street Associates

9 September 2020 - For many investors, asset allocation begins with an estimate of volatility, producing the most stable portfolio of assets that still can earn the target return. An assumption underpins this process – that volatility has a mathematically-certain relationship with time. That assumption is empirically false, and the ramifications for diversification and strategic asset allocation are enormous. Learn more from experts at State Street Associates about how the choice of risk timeframe influences a portfolio’s long-term success.

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Strategy | Toolkit

Crisis Conversation Guide

26 August 2020 - FCLTGLOBAL has developed this guide as an extension of the Risk Conversation Guide published in Balancing Act: Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons.

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