ACTIAM, the Dutch asset manager, has set itself a groundbreaking goal: By 2030, it hopes to be water neutral. Hans van Houwelingen, the firm's CEO, talks to Monika Freyman, CFA, about this ambitious target.
“Purposeful Capitalism” describes an evolution of capitalism wherein the investment industry becomes more professional, ethical, and client-centric. Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA, discusses this scenario in an interview with Robert Stammers, CFA.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are important, but are all of them material? California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) CIO Christopher J. Ailman discusses how he resolves investment conflicts.
In the final analysis, can we truly measure the emissions of our portfolio? Or understand what the actual “carbon footprint” is? No, not really, says Christopher K. Merker, CFA, but it is becoming easier.
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A survey that fails to address several key issues has obliged the European Commission to postpone a review of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, sources say. The survey "didn't provide any ideas or solutions, and it's not relevant to the problems the industry faces," one source says. Practice Insight (16 Jan.)
The UK Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England have announced a series of deadlines for Libor phaseout. The first deadline is March 2, when users and issuers of derivatives should shift to the Sterling Overnight Index Average. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (16 Jan.)
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