The Case for Broadening Fiduciary Responsibility

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts held a conference entitled 'Exploring New Directions in Fiduciary Duty' on July 28-30, 2010.  Keynote speakers included James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank; Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State; and Congressman Rob Andrews, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.  NSFM Steering Team Member Keith Johnson participated in the conference, leading a panel called The Case for Broadening Fiduciary Responsibility.

Debate about what the REAL fiduciary duty is enters mainstream

The debate about fiduciary duty is one which NSFM members and others have been pushing whenever and wherever we can, but generally it's in specialist circles and publications.  This weekend, the (UK) Observer carried an unusually challenging op-ed about what should be the real fiduciary duty of asset owners. 

Ed Waitzer on ESG disclosure

NSFM supporter (and member of the NSFM coordinating team) Ed Waitzer is co-author of a new report arguing that the Toronto Stock Exchange – home to more mining and hydrocarbon companies than any other exchange in the world – should disclose more information about their environmental, s

Centre for Market Dysfunctionality @ LSE

Paul Woolley has had a varied life in the financial and economic worlds.  He started as a stockbroker, became an academic (economist), rose up the ranks at the IMF, went into banking (as a board member), and then became a key player in GMO, the well respected fund manager.  And now he's back in academia as the funder, founder and director of the Centre for Market Dysfunctionality at LSE.