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A solar project by iSolara at Maurice-Lapointe school in the Kanata area of Ottawa in August 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

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Investors Are Seeking More Support for Private Equity Co-investments

The uptick in outsourced co-investment platforms is part of ‘the next generation of thoughtful portfolio construction.’

By Dietrich Knauth

Pension funds are increasingly seeking outside help with their private equity co-investments, looking for partners that can help them build a more diversified co-investment portfolio, see more deals, and react faster to opportunities. 335 more words

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Institutional Shareholders: Friends or Foes of Banks?

Following the financial crisis, regulators, academics, and practitioners investigated the factors that contributed to the systemic failure of the financial system. An important dimension of systemic risk that was identified is the correlated movements in market prices among banks during market downturns, known as “tail-risk” contagion. 1,307 more words

Corporate Governance

Barbara Novick of BlackRock, Inc., one of the largest and most powerful institutional investors in the world, wrote about CEO pay and the role of shareholders.

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Jasmin Sethi writes about the impact of concentrated voting power and calls for better disclosure of the exercise of ownership rights:

The big three—BlackRock, State Street, and Vanguard—are victims of their own size.

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Are Executives Really “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” About ESG?

Critics of the shareholder-primacy model assert that it is flawed because it encourages managers to adopt a myopic view of profit generation that forgoes necessary investment and creates externalities borne by society. 1,826 more words

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