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Power: The squandered asset?

Posted on 08 October 2012

Returns are great and all, but institutional investors could be doing more for their current and future members, a new paper out of Norway asserts. As authors Alexander Cappelen and Runa Urheim see it, when a pension or sovereign wealth fund (SWF) purchases a sizeable stake in a corporation, they’re buying influence in addition to equity. The paper, “Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Intergenerational Justice,” argues that asset owners in general could be leveraging that power on behalf of their members much more effectively, and lays out how.
For pension and sovereign wealth funds, “the combination of a diversified portfolio and a long time horizon creates incentives to internalize intergenerational externalities,” Cappelen and Urheim write………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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