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March 26, 2015 Investor Confusion Clouds ESG's FutureSource: Michael Shagrin, Fund Fire
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies were hit hard by outflows in 2013 and 2014, and new data suggests that may just be the tip of the iceberg.
March 25, 2015 ESG Criteria Important for Majority of InvestorsSource: Plan Sponsor
A majority of institutional investors consider ESG criteria when making alternative investment allocations, according to research by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer.
March 17, 2015 Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments in 2014Source: The Columbian
WASHINGTON — Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people...
Chronicling the politics that led to the creation of the twelve Reserve Banks and the pursuant legal and political consequences, this paper argues that the Federal Reserve’s quasi-private Reserve Banks are, at best, opaque and...
March 3, 2015 10 richest newcomers on Forbes’s billionaire listSource: MarketWatch
Falling oil prices and a weak euro have hurt the net worth of many of the world’s richest people, but those forces haven’t stopped a new crop of ultrawealthy contenders from joining Forbes magazine’s 2015 billionaire list. And in...
February 25, 2015 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE ISSUES SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT LANDSCAPESource: GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ALLIANCE
WASHINGTON, DC —The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released by the Global Sustainable...
February 13, 2015 100 Most Overpaid CEOs: New Report Shows Skyrocketing Executive Pay in S&P 500 Companies
International Business Times - Ever wonder how much the top dogs make in corporate America these days' A new report released Thursday from îAs You Sowî, a California-based non-profit foundation that promotes corporate...
February 12, 2015 New White Paper from Breckinridge Capital Advisors Examines the Value of Corporate Bond ESG Analysis
The Providence Journal - Breckinridge's corporate bond ESG research framework combines aggregated data from MSCI, GMI, Bloomberg, and îSustainalyticsî with calculations Breckinridge has created in-house to evaluate...
February 12, 2015 Goldman: Here's Why Oil Crashed—and Why Lower Prices Are Here to StaySource: Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs released an intriguing analysis on Wednesday that shows what many already suspected: The big culprit in the oil crash has been an abundance of oil flooding the market. A massive supply shock in the second half of...
February 4, 2015 New survey shows oil industry will face a big challenge
Calgary CTV News - îMercerî, a îconsultingî company, surveyed over 150 oil and gas companies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, asking them about their short term plans to deal with the price of oil. Of those...
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