A Stock Pickers’ Market?

By |2018-12-20T20:35:24-08:00April 24th, 2015|Analysts, Financial Institutions, Money Management, TIA|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann Pity the poor hedge fund manager. The lead item in one of the many daily “news” emails I received today — this one from Chief Investment Officer magazine — reads, “Don’t Blame the Hedge Fund Managers.” [1] The burden of the item is that it isn’t the funds’ managers’ fault that they performed so badly during [...]

$1 Trillion of Zombie Investments Stranded in the Oil Fields

By |2018-12-20T20:39:53-08:00December 27th, 2014|Analysts, Business News, Commodities, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Financial Institutions|

In mid-December, Goldman Sachs released a report with news that they had calculated the impacts from the large drop in the price of oil, which at that time had dropped 49 percent in less than six months: a stunning $1 trillion in at risk future oil projects. The projects — oil field investment "zombies" — were deemed all but dead [...]

Does Preventing Pollution Pay?

By |2018-12-20T21:55:41-08:00February 20th, 2013|Analysts, Business News, Carbon Emissions, Financial Institutions, Preventing Pollution|

A January, 2013 article in the FT about Sir George Buckley, entitled "Retired 3M chief finds a new life in sustainability" has quoted him bemoaning the fact that analysts overlooked the hard work he did during his tenure at 3M to "prevent pollution." Sir George expresses a degree of frustration that the good ESG work he says 3M did, both [...]

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