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Bill Myers

Bill Myers has been a journalist for more than two decades in Chicago, Cambodia and Washington, DC. He started his career at the late, great City News Bureau of Chicago (motto: "If your mother says she loves you—check it out.")
Green ball and chain
Firms may be hostage to old marketing pledges.
A method for curbing systemic economic risks has itself become a threat to funds’ sustainability.
Second-ever risk alert rings alarms over accurate disclosures, advertising, books-and-records, due diligence and hedge clauses.
Document requests suggests the US SEC sees climate, ethical risks essential to fiduciary duty.
Republican US SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce continues her rear-guard action against what she sees as regulatory overreach in ESG disclosures.
Gary Gensler
Regional director predicts a notice of proposed rulemaking by 21 October, vote in early 2022.
The asset management firm thinks the SEC should apply ESG disclosure rules to private markets as well as public. ILPA disagrees.
Registered investment advisors are struggling with ESG disclosures and their policies and procedures, the SEC says in a new risk alert.
President Trump's Department of Labor has instituted new rules that many see as a blow to the growing environmental, social and governance investment models.
The Department of Labor has quietly updated ERISA rules to require private pension plan fiduciaries to put financial returns ahead of sustainable goals in investing, a last-minute blow to so-called ESG investing. “The Department has construed the requirements that a fiduciary act solely in the interest of, and for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits […]

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