23 02, 2015

Do our pension plans carry risk?

2015-02-23T22:25:16-08:00February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: , , , |

In 2013, the Saradha Group financial scam threatened to bring down the ruling government in West Bengal. The group ran fraudulent investment sch emes, collecting thousands of crores from lakhs of investors, promising astronomical 50% returns. However, it did not use investors’ money to build assets, but took it from new investors to pay the older ones. It was a classic example of a Ponzi scheme. It is ironical that while governments try to stem such fraudulent investment structures, [...]

3 02, 2015

US mutual fund investors more interested in socially responsible funds

2015-02-03T21:53:06-08:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: , |

US mutual funds that invest in companies they view as socially responsible are posting better returns, spurring advisers to pitch them to their clients. Managers for these funds, known sometimes as “sustainable, responsible impact” or “environment, social and governance” funds, focus on companies that promote values like diversity, and avoid companies and industries that they see as morally problematic, such as tobacco. […]

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