Editorial

Be wary of unintended risk

Be wary of unintended risk

There is reason to celebrate financial engineering, which combines finance, investment management, high-level mathematics and computer programming science.

February 20, 2017
Harvard offers a lesson

Harvard offers a lesson

Other asset owners, especially pension funds, foundations and endowments, should observe the changes at Harvard Management Co. and especially the results, for possible lessons for their own funds.

February 06, 2017

Limitations on director nomination procedure are wrong

Restricting proxy access is an unacceptable limitation that effectively disenfranchises all but the largest shareholders from potentially participating in access to corporate proxy materials to...

February 06, 2017
Get real on cybersecurity

Get real on cybersecurity

Cybersecurity represents a high-profile risk management challenge that corporations must address at the level of board of directors as a top priority.

January 23, 2017
SEC must stay on focus

SEC must stay on focus

With his nomination of Jay Clayton as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, President-elect Donald Trump must ensure he is living up to his populist-inspired ideals in naming a new...

January 09, 2017

Watchdog could have muted Dallas pension drama

Dallas risks becoming the new Detroit or Puerto Rico from its exposure to unfunded pension liabilities.

January 09, 2017

Challenges of being an ongoing concern

The Canada Post pension plan is seeking permanent funding relief, although it doesn't characterize it that way.

December 26, 2016
A strong company's weakness

A strong company's weakness

With Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., leaving to become secretary of state in the new Trump administration, pending Senate confirmation, the timing is opportune for his...

December 26, 2016

Strengthening oversight at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Co.'s move to permanently separate the chairman and CEO roles came only after the filing of a new shareholder proposal seeking the change by a group of asset owners.

December 12, 2016
The art of the deal

The art of the deal

The new Trump administration should embrace privately financed and operated projects as a key element in its plans to make infrastructure a priority in its economic stimulus program.

December 12, 2016