Archive for September, 2010

  • The End of Investment?

    September 26th, 2010 by John Fullerton

    I recently attended a school function and was chatting with a friend (“Pam” for the sake of this post) who is a buy-side analyst at a major asset management firm, the kind that manages hundreds of billions of pension fund assets, and 401Ks. Pam’s firm, like many mainstream asset management companies, is a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). >> Read more

  • Financial System as a Global Commons

    September 19th, 2010 by John Fullerton

    Last week, Capital Institute co-convened with futurist Hazel Henderson at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), her company’s facility in Florida, the new Committee on Transforming Finance (CTF).  The CTF is a group of seasoned capital markets practitioners, scholars, and financial writers who share a belief that the policy responses to the financial crisis were more >> Read more

  • Labor Day: For Tony, with Appreciation and Respect

    September 5th, 2010 by John Fullerton

    We immerse ourselves in facts and figures; turning real life suffering into an abstraction.  The official unemployment rate is 9.6 percent in the United States. Estimates vary about the additional unemployed who have given up looking for a job.  Some say the real number could exceed 15 percent.  The unemployment for black youths in America aged 16 to 19 is 44 percent. >> Read more