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A Roadmap for Focusing Capital on the Long term

1 March 2015 - Asset owners, asset managers, corporate directors, and managers have the ability to unlock system-wide change, yet today too many of these individuals are the source of short-term pressure. An ideal market will always include a...

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Governance | Report

Where Boards Fall Short

2 February 2015 - Boards aren’t working. It’s been more than a decade since the first wave of post-Enron regulatory reforms, and despite a host of guidelines from independent watchdogs such as the International Corporate Governance Network, most boards...

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Perspectives on the Long-Term

1 January 2015 - The short-term thinking that pervades our boardrooms, our executive suites, and our financial markets has been spreading for years, slowly impeding the ability of companies to make the kinds of bold investments in the future...

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Focusing Capital on the Long-Term

1 February 2014 - Since the 2008 financial crisis and the onset of the Great Recession, a growing chorus of voices has urged the United States and other economies to move away from their focus on “quarterly capitalism” and...

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Short-Termism: Insights From Business Leaders

23 January 2014 - The pressure on business leaders to deliver financial results in the short term has increased considerably since the economic crisis, according to a survey jointly commissioned by McKinsey & Company and Canada Pension Plan Investment...

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Understanding the Investment Value Chain

23 January 2014 - Short-term decision making runs counter to individual savers needs. Much of the capital in the chain originates with savers whose interests are long-term. Yet today few individuals’ directly invest their own savings into markets. Rather,...

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