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March 1, 2013 What Explains the Racial Wealth Gap?.Source: Wall Street Journal
White families build wealth faster than black households, a phenomenon economists call the “racial wealth gap.” What explains this growing divide? The biggest drivers, new research shows, are home ownership and income levels....
February 12, 2013 High CEO Pay Relies On 'Self-Serving Myth': ReportSource: Huff Post
A new report undermines a common rationale for paying chief executives huge sums. The notion that CEOs will jump ship lured by the offer of better pay in another country is a "self-serving...myth," concludes research published...
February 11, 2013 ESG issues are key this yearSource: FT Adviser
We recently conducted a survey of fund managers to canvass their views and opinions on environmental, social and governance issues because these factors are playing an increasingly prominent and integral role in our multi-manager...
February 7, 2013 Study: Firms that purport to value shareholders pay CEOs moreSource: EurekAlert
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ever wonder why CEOs at poorly performing companies continue to receive exorbitant pay packages? According to a study from a University of Illinois labor professor, firms that trumpet how much they value...
February 6, 2013 Companies profit from embracing sustainabilitySource: MIT
The percentage of companies reporting a profit from their sustainability efforts rose 23 percent last year, to 37 percent, according to the most recent global study by the MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and the Boston...
January 22, 2013 Finance, banking the least-trusted industries, survey findsSource: LA Times
Financial services and banks were the least-trusted industries last year, according to a public relations firm's annual survey. Only 46% of U.S. respondents said they trusted the financial services industry, and only 41% said...
January 17, 2013 Highlights from the Fed's US economic surveySource: AP
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve survey released on Wednesday found the U.S. economy grew at a "modest or moderate" pace from mid-November through early January. The Fed said growth was helped by holiday shopping, strong auto...
January 16, 2013 Accounting Method May Expose Firms to Shareholder Suits: StudySource: Insurance Journal
Disgruntled shareholders are more likely to sue firms that use principles-based accounting standards instead of rules-based standards, according to a recent study by a University of Iowa accounting researcher.
January 11, 2013 Chevron Says It Expects Earnings to Be 'Notably Higher'Source: CNBC
Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit would be "notably higher" than the previous quarter as oil and gas output bounced back and it booked a $1.4 billion gain on an asset...
December 27, 2012 The best-performing trusts of 2012
trustnet.com - The study did not include VCTs, or trusts in the IT Not Yet Assigned or IT Unclassified sectors. John McClureâs Acorn Income trust is number-one overall, with returns of 58.82 per cent. The small cap trust,...
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