ESG in the media

Guest analysis 


Aligning asset owners and managers

Amanda White

Top 1000 Funds

17 October 2012


Previous articles:


• 17 Feb 2012: ESG seeks meaningful relationship with performance
• 9 Mar 2012: Due diligence demands put FoFs back in the picture
• 23 Mar 2012: ESG almost an afterthought
• 11 Apr 2012: Swedish Ethical Council goes proactive
• 25 May 2012: ESG and alpha
• 8 Aug 2012: Modern portfolio theory, risk and fiduciary duty

Delegation is a fundamental obstacle to the alignment of asset-owner and asset-manager goals. However, Sebastien Pouget, professor of finance at the University of Toulouse, believes a combination of customised performance benchmarks and a dual short and long-term fee incentive can help overcome the problems of the principal/agent relationship. Read more



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