paatsch

Opinion

Time for action on governance but who should be the catalyst?

When Barack Obama was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize it tended to overshadow all other prizes, including the one for economics. The Nobel prize for economics went to two US academics, Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver Williamson of University of California Berkeley, for years of work into the efficiency of institutions, such […]
Opinion

Time for action on governance but who should be the catalyst?

When Barack Obama was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize it tended to overshadow all other prizes, including the one for economics. The Nobel prize for economics went to two US academics, Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University and Oliver Williamson of University of California Berkeley, for years of work into the efficiency of institutions, such […]
Opinion

No respect for privacy

You’d never actually shed a tear for private equity managers, but it’s hard not to sympathise with them a little of late. They’ve been downweighted by no less an authority than The Future Fund, their fiduciary fund champions continue to slide down the performance pop charts, and Watson Wyatt released an entire report detailing, in […]
Opinion

No respect for privacy

You’d never actually shed a tear for private equity managers, but it’s hard not to sympathise with them a little of late. They’ve been downweighted by no less an authority than The Future Fund, their fiduciary fund champions continue to slide down the performance pop charts, and Watson Wyatt released an entire report detailing, in […]
Investment Strategy

Funds alerted to need for, and rewards from, DIY engagement

Superannuation trustees should try harder to prevent members’ money being pumped into the inflated salaries of executives and directors of underperforming companies, Dean Paatsch, the director of RiskMetrics in Australia, told Superratings’ 2009 Day of Confrontation last month. Presenting his personal views, not those of RiskMetrics, Paatsch said that despite a few notable exceptions, the […]
Investment Strategy

Funds alerted to need for, and rewards from, DIY engagement

Superannuation trustees should try harder to prevent members’ money being pumped into the inflated salaries of executives and directors of underperforming companies, Dean Paatsch, the director of RiskMetrics in Australia, told Superratings’ 2009 Day of Confrontation last month. Presenting his personal views, not those of RiskMetrics, Paatsch said that despite a few notable exceptions, the […]