Economists calling for “QE for the people”

We at ethical markets agree and have also  called for more democratized  and future-focused  ways of  designing quantitative easing :  “ the trickle up “ approach  proposed by Milton Friedman  of just taking cash up  in helicopters and throwing it out the windows “  ( seriously supported  in FOREIGN AFFAIRS …

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:48 By Chuck Collins, YES! Magazine | Report (Image: Wind energy via Shutterstock) This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. As the United Nations Climate …

FTC Newsletter – April – June 2014: The stakes are high!

Berlin Brussels Lima London Nairobi New Delhi Washington     Dear friends, When compiling our latest newsletter, we realized just how eventful the last three months have been. From the Indian government’s creation of a task force to investigate offshore accounts to the Queen of England’s speech announcing the UK’s …

IT’S NOT JUST GEORGE SOROS ANYMORE

IT’S NOT JUST GEORGE SOROS ANYMORE By Chrystia Freeland* Earlier this year, the most reliable way for a billionaire to make the headlines was to compare suggested tax increases to Nazi Germany. Lately, though, the more interesting shift in the politics of the plutocracy has been more genteel. There will …

WHEB invests in Mcor Technologies Ltd.

London and Munich, 2 June 2014   WHEB Partners, the London and Munich based private equity fund manager, has invested €6.6m of growth capital in Mcor Technologies Ltd (Mcor). Mcor provides the world’s most affordable, full-colour and eco-friendly 3D printers. The company is based in Dunleer, Ireland. While most 3D …

James Robertson Newsletter: Growing Support For Monetary Reform

James Robertson Newsletter No. 47 – May 2014 The full Newsletter can also be viewed at www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm.    CONTENTS Editorial 1. Growing Support For Monetary Reform 2. A Possible Tipping Point From Scotland 3. Growing Inequality – Thomas Piketty’s Book 4. Practical Achievement And Far-Sighted Analysis 5. Liberation Of Work, …

IASB, average premiums, UK select committee, DNB, smart beta, PFA, Norway, SpenceJohnson

TODAY’S TOP STORIES IASB mounts charm offensive to address concerns of UK investors Accounting board expresses sympathy for concerns voiced over use of prudence under revised conceptual framework Ditching average Dutch premium selfish and short-sighted, says legal expert UK pension reforms motivated by tax, alleges influential committee chair European institutions …

James Robertson Newsletter No. 46 – The business-as-usual world of today shows symptoms of “madness”

James Robertson Newsletter No. 46 – April 2014 The full Newsletter can also be viewed at www.jamesrobertson.com/newsletter.htm.    CONTENTS A New Website Item 1. Introduction 2. Work – In Industrial Civilisation and After 3. Corporations Must Experience Austerity 4. Glimpses of a Possible Future 5. Money: Signs of Progress 6. …

Dutch FTK, Denmark, Bank of England, Finland, IORP II, Armenia, KID

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Revised FTK will provide ‘clear rules’ on indexation, reduce contribution volatility Revised framework criticised by industry for offering insufficient improvement on prior drafts, resembling nominal contract Danish government considers launch of pensions commission UK central bank weighs in on asset manager systemic risk debate German pension association …