Regulation

U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate change accord seen as 'a gift,' experts say

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris pact boosts flows to ESG-related investments.
Investors, tenants demanding that managers go green

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Investors and tenants are pushing real estate managers to make their properties more environmentally sustainable.
Snap Inc. puts shareholder rights at risk<br/>

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We must all work together to protect the basic principles of shareholder rights and the ability to promote long-term value creation. Without these principles, the future of public companies and their ...
DOL backs fiduciary rule in court

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The Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule should be upheld, government lawyers argued in a legal brief filed Monday in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Dallas.
NEST Insight forms partnership with Vanguard

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NEST Insight formed a strategic partnership with Vanguard Group to help support its research, publications and events program.
The Participant Magazine Winter/Spring 2017: The Longevity Issue

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The Participant Magazine, State Street Global Advisors Defined Contribution flagship publication, takes a deeper look at longevity in this special issue. It explores how increasing human life spans...
Labor Department calls for comment on possible fiduciary rule delay

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The Labor Department took the first step toward a possible delay of the fiduciary rule's full implementation date by publishing a request for information that also calls for suggestions on...
SEC to allow all companies to submit secret draft registrations before an IPO

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The SEC will allow all companies as of July 10 to submit secret draft registrations in advance of an initial public offering, in an effort by the agency to boost IPO offerings.
Fintech sales take off after DOL fiduciary rule's partial implementation

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Adviser demand for a technological answer to meeting new requirements of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule has jumped in the three weeks since part of the retirement advice regulation was...
FCA proposes regulating consultants, increasing transparency for managers

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The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority wants the government to remove barriers to consolidating pension funds, better governance and transparency for investors, and to move investment consultants under ...
New law restricts investment discretion of Texas Employees' staff

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Legislature restricts staff discretion over Texas Employees Retirement System's alternative investments.
Trump's policies on economy, Russia, China are still unknown, Bob Woodward tells conference

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Bob Woodward tells P&I that six months into the presidency of Donald Trump, "it is not clear where this is going to go in terms of the economy."
SEC advisory committee taps CalSTRS official as chairwoman, debates CHOICE Act

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Anne Sheehan, director of corporate governance for CalSTRS, was elected chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee.
Institutional investors urge EU energy ministers to adopt decarbonization measures

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Institutional investors and money managers ask European Union energy ministers to adopt a framework that includes a long-term decarbonization goal.
Real estate investors watching Washington to glean sector impacts

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Real estate was unaffected by the “Trump bump” but future performance could be affected by the administration's proposals.