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Institutional Investors

How Did the U.S. Institutional Money Managers Vote in the 2016 Presidential Elections?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

An Analysis of Institutional Activity in October 2016 Adapted from Real-Time Risk: What Investors Should Know About FinTech, High-Frequency Trading a...

Large Institutional Buyers Stabilize Markets

Irene Aldridge | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

When large institutions like hedge funds and pension funds trade, their decisions make a difference to the direction of prices and volatility accordin...

The 16 Layers Between You and Your Money and What They Cost You

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

What They Do With Your Money is a thoughtful, meticulously documented, and downright infuriating indictment of the American financial services industr...

The SEC Needs to Approve IEX's Market Solution

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Our public securities markets are essential for companies large and small to access capital and for our economy to grow.

Are Activists Good or Bad for Investors? Author Jeff Gramm on His New Book, Dear Chairman

Nell Minow | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

In the interest of General Motors, you are going to have to stop treating me as a problem and accept me as --A large stockholder --An active board m...

Africa's mining sector holds the key to the region's electrification and economic diversification

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

Sub-Saharan Africa's (SSA) energy system is set to expand rapidly to 2040, with urban areas experiencing significantly improved coverage and reliabili...

Investors Urge World Leaders to Join Them - Now! - on Path to Low-Carbon Economy

We Mean Business | Posted 10.16.2016 | Green
We Mean Business

From all corners of the world, we can hear sounds of applause at news that world leaders have agreed on a climate finance package. To be clear, it wasn't a congratulatory standing ovation at the finish line; it was the encouraging and excited applause that comes at the beginning of a long race.

Aggressive HFT and Institutional Trading Activity - Who Leads Market Crashes?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Most recent routs in the U.S. financial markets have prompted an outpouring of angst. Detractors of high-frequency trading (HFT) were particularly up in arms about the market downturn, which many of them blamed squarely on manipulation by HFT.

Five Steps to Raising Institutional Capital

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

This past January, we set out to take the next step in our growth and raise institutional capital. We kept hearing that institutional investors were chasing yields. But how could we get them to chase us, or even listen to us?

Climate Change: Identifying Future Makers And Future Takers

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

It is important that one of the world's largest investment consultants has leapt into the debate on climate change and its effects on investment portfolios with reasoned analysis and actionable recommendations.

Aggressive High-Frequency Trading in Stocks

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Why does aggressive HFT participation matter? Multiple academic studies have confirmed that aggressive HFTs worsen market conditions for institutional investors.

Is Climate Risk a New and Troubling Source of Systemic Risk?

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
David W. Richardson, CFA

There are signs that environmental risks, particularly extreme weather and government regulations to reduce pollution, are becoming both more material but also systemic, with the potential to affect large swathes of investment portfolios.

Against Divestment -- Why Walking Away Won't Make a Difference

Nell Minow | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Nell Minow

Submit shareholder proposals. Nominate new directors. Attend annual meetings to ask questions of the executives and board members. But do not sell the stock that gives you the right to engage on the issues you care about with the people who can make a difference.

There Is a Future of Finance (And It's Called Fiduciary Capitalism)

John D. Rogers | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

Fiduciary capitalism is well-situated to take on a leadership role for three major reasons: size, technology, and the priorities of major institutional investors. The top 1,000 such fiduciaries worldwide account for $25 trillion, which is more than half the world's equity market value.

Ben Hallman

Wall Street Has Found Its Latest Dangerous Financial Product, Activists Warn | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

Housing and consumer activists warn that Wall Street is about to crash the housing market -- again. The activists said they are particularly concer...

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

From Margins to Mainstream: World Economic Forum Tackles Impact Investing

David Bank | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
David Bank

From the folks who brought us Davos comes a new report that cautiously concludes that impact investing is ready to break out from its niche and captur...

Reward Investors in Banks That Break Up

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Brent Budowsky

I agree with George Will about as often as the Boston Red Sox agree with the New York Yankees, but as the law of broken clocks suggests, we must both be right at least twice a day.

Investors Start To Bow Out Of Farm Auction Frenzy

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

AUCTIONS IN VOGUE This hunger among farmers has prompted more sellers to put their land up for public bidding to see what a sale will ...

Emerging Manager Programs: Not Just for the Emerging Anymore.

Carmen Ortiz-McGhee | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Carmen Ortiz-McGhee

Our communities have all that is needed, the intellectual and economic capital, the strategic and political savvy to ensure our places at the table and our ability to generate real wealth for our communities.

Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Insurers Can Manage U.S. Municipal Bonds, Moody's Says

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

Stresses in the U.S. public sector have not put property and casualty insurance companies at great risk, despite the firms' considerable exposure to m...

Let's Dump The Rating Agencies

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The time has come to recognize that rating agencies are research firms, and they are not deities endowed with inalienable rights to dictate the quality of investments.

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.