Fiduciary Publication Explores Common Symptoms of Poor Governance

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As part of its ongoing efforts to help the institutional investment community stay well-informed on investment and governance topics that impact their roles as institutional investors and fiduciaries, Strategic Investment Group has prepared an informative release entitled “Common Symptoms of Poor Governance.” This release is part of Strategic’s Fiduciary Insights, a series of periodic publications dedicated to supporting those who share fiduciary responsibility.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help the institutional investment community stay well-informed on investment and governance topics that impact their roles as institutional investors and fiduciaries, Strategic Investment Group has prepared an informative release entitled “Common Symptoms of Poor Governance.”

This release is part of Strategic’s Fiduciary Insights, a series of periodic publications dedicated to supporting those who share fiduciary responsibility. “We firmly believe that recognizing the symptoms of poor governance can be a useful first step in tracing the root causes and finding the cure,” says Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, Founder, President and CEO of Strategic Investment Group, who previously led the pension investment team of the World Bank.

“Common Symptoms of Poor Governance” explores some of the warning signs of poor governance by investment committees and asset management organizations, such as high turnover, high costs, performance-chasing, or rigid and counterproductive decision rules. The professionals at Strategic have found that these are often symptoms of broader governance ills, such as inexperience with investments, lack of focus, misplaced priorities, inconsistent decision-making, lack of discipline or flexibility, or organizational disunity. “Common Symptoms of Poor Governance” provides insights aimed at helping a committee to challenge its own practices and identify the logic and beliefs underlying them. The publication can be obtained, free of charge, by contacting Strategic Investment Group at http://www.strategicgroup.com/fiduciary_insights.htm.

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