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R&D Optionality Through the Black Scholes Model

11 January 2021 - By Allen He As noted in Funding the Future: Investing in Long-Horizon Innovation, it can sometimes be shrewd for investors to consider their portfolio companies’ research and development (R&D) pipelines as a series of options. Doing...

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Governance | Article

Diversifying private equity-backed portfolio company boards can drive long-term value

5 January 2021 - Recent research, including The Long-term Habits of a Highly Effective Corporate Board (2019), shows that diversity at the board level adds meaningful long-term value for companies and their stakeholders. Evidence on the increased effectiveness of diverse boards recently led Nasdaq to announce a proposed rule requiring listed companies have one woman and one other diverse board member – or explain why they weren’t complying.

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2020 Letter from the CEO

22 December 2020 - Many of you were able to join us in New York for our 2020 Summit to workshop the best ways to advance our shared mission of rebalancing capital markets to support a long-term, sustainable economy....

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Comment to the SEC on Board Diversity

18 December 2020 - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed an amendment requiring Nasdaq listed companies to adopt rules intended to promote board diversity.

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Policy | Article

An Opportunity for US Leadership to Build a Long-term, Sustainable Economy

9 December 2020 - A sound, future-oriented policy from the White House would enable the US to lead on reshaping capital markets to focus capital on the long term.

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Comment to the IFRS Foundation on Sustainability Reporting

7 December 2020 - To the IFRS Foundation: FCLTGlobal is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit research organization that develops research and tools that encourage long-term business and investment decision-making across the global investment value chain. Focusing Capital on the Long Term began...

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Governance, Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

ICPM and FCLTGlobal Consider Emerging Investor Responsibilities

4 December 2020 - Around the world, investors are facing an array of potential responsibilities. These potential responsibilities extend beyond an investor’s fiduciary duty or stewardship requirements and are evolving rapidly. They may include considering the comprehensive well-being of constituents, the entity’s license to operate, or the health of markets, society, or the planet.

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Comment to the U.S. Department of Labor on Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights

1 December 2020 - FCLTGlobal is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit research organization that develops research and tools that encourage long-term business and investment decision-making across the global investment value chain. Focusing Capital on the Long Term began in 2013 as...

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Governance, Strategy | Article

CEOs identify transparency, investor engagement as keys to sustainability in energy sector

23 November 2020 - Larry Fink, Bernard Looney, and Kevin Sneader discuss a global transition to more sustainable business models

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Investor-Corporate Engagement, Strategy | Article

Benelux leaders discuss lessons learned for companies and investors from pandemic response

19 November 2020 - Corporate and investment chiefs from the Benelux region weigh in on the future of regional investment post-coronavirus.

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CFA Institute Settles Debate on Investment Reporting 

13 November 2020 - CFA’s Director of Investment Performance joins webinar on risk management to discuss order of performance reporting. 

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Governance | Article

Top Corporate Directors Debate the Board’s Role in Long-term Value

27 October 2020 - Webinar hosted by FCLTGlobal and Russell Reynolds Associates follows up on joint research on how boards can steward long-term value creation

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