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European Pension Investors Back Restructured Long-Termism Initiative

29 September 2016 - Launched as an initiative in 2013, Focusing Capital on the Long Term yesterday (28 September) announced that it has established itself as an independent entity, renamed as FCLT Global. The not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to “developing...

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Push for Quick Profits ‘Destroying Value,’ Executives Warn

29 September 2016 - What began as a research project backed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and McKinsey & Co. to measure behaviours of investors and businesses in 2013, is now a not-for-profit operation with international members...

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FCLTGlobal Announces Board of Directors, Global Membership, and Transformation Into Independent Entity

28 September 2016 - New York, September 28, 2016 – FCLT Global (formerly “Focusing Capital on the Long Term”) announced today its Board of Directors and global membership, marking its transformation from an initiative to an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging...

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Amazon and the Far Horizon

28 September 2016 - Let that figure swirl around in your head for a moment. Now think of all the retailers on the web…yes, cute Etsy, too—and imagine 55% of consumers bypassing every one of them and heading straight...

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BlackRock’s Fink: Long-Term Thinking Essential in Today’s Environment

28 September 2016 - At an event Wednesday sponsored by FCLT Global, an independent non-profit organization advocating long-term investment practices, Mr. Fink told attendees that money managers can play a dampening role on short-termism. “We have to become more engaged,”...

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Rising to the Challenge of Short-Termism

28 September 2016 - Discussions of corporate short-termism are often a microcosm of the issue itself. On the short view—say, 2009 to the present—things are looking up. CEO tenures, the average holding period for S&P 500 shares, and the...

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New Index Puts Long-Term Investors to Useful Test

21 September 2016 - The long-term investment brigade just got a metric by which to prove its mettle – or a petard from which to hang. Institutions and politicians that have decried the ephemeral thinking that has crept into...

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Focusing Capital on the Long-Term Appoints Sarah Keohane Williamson as Inaugural Chief Executive Officer

26 July 2016 - BOSTON, JULY 26, 2016 — Focusing Capital on the Long Term (“FCLT”) announced today that Sarah Keohane Williamson has accepted the role of inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Williamson will lead FCLT’s transformation from an initiative formed...

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Canada’s CPPIB Leads New Effort to Promote Long-Term Investing

13 April 2016 - Yo-yoing stock markets, negative interest rates, talk of currency wars: With so many factors roiling markets, it’s easy for investors to let short-term factors obscure the keys to long-term success. Now a group of six leading...

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Savvy Investor Awards – Best Investment Papers of 2015 Announced

26 January 2016 -   LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Savvy Investor Awards, announced on 26 January, recognise the best pensions and investment white papers of 2015. “Best Investment Paper 2015” was awarded to a report written as part of a global initiative to...

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Canadian-Led Thinking Filters Through at Davos: Wells

22 January 2016 - Should Chainsaw need an introduction, allow me to précis by saying Mr. Dunlap earned the nickname via his habit of clear cutting employees, most famously half the 12,000-strong workforce at small-appliance maker Sunbeam Corp. Here’s the...

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