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Improving Long-Term Performance

16 July 2019 - A growing body of research confirms that companies managed under a long-term strategic business plan substantially outperform their short-term peers over time. In addition, the primary referees of corporate law in the United States,...

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This is What it Takes to be a Long-Term Investor

1 July 2019 - FCLT Global, a non-profit organization led by institutional investors including BlackRock and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, has released new guidelines that aim to help allocators and asset managers become better long-term investors....

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Is the End of Quarterly Forecasting in Sight?

5 June 2019 - Apple’s share price tumbled, bringing the rest of the market temporarily down with it. But that forecast Apple missed, known on Wall Street as quarterly “guidance,” is falling out of favor among many corporations, with...

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The Push for Long-Termism

12 April 2019 - To explore the most important factors influencing long-termism in the current environment, Toppan Merrill commissioned Mergermarket to speak with four leading experts for their insights. Topics of discussion include: • What effect, if any, has the push...

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A Practical Guide to the Long-Term

8 April 2019 - Sarah Williamson, chief executive, Focusing Capital on the Long Term, a US-based non-profit consortium of asset owner and managers dedicated to encouraging long-term behaviour, urged investors to refine and sharpen their beliefs. “At many funds,...

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Op-Ed: Long-Term Investors Deserve More Than Quarterly Forecasts

7 March 2019 - The numbers speak for themselves. Fewer than 15% of S&P 1500 companies refer to longer-term metrics—anything beyond 2 years—in their proxy statements. Globally, only 8.7% of companies in the MSCI All Country World Index issue...

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Managing Risk Across Multiple Time Horizons

15 February 2019 - A new paper by Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT) acknowledges that investors typically have competing time frames while most of the tools for risk and performance management are for only one investment period. The...

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Bloomberg Markets for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6 February 2019 - Sarah Williamson discusses focusing capital on the long term (16:00) with Amanda Lang of Bloomberg Markets. Co-anchored by Amanda Lang in Toronto and Shery Ahn in New York, Bloomberg Markets delivers the most important global...

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Investment Self Help

1 February 2019 - How about better multiple time-horizon investing? A recent paper* by Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT) injects a dose of self help into the long-horizon investing discussion. It recognises that few investors can focus solely...

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