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From The Governance Center

28 November, 2016 | (01 hr)

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Each year we pay billions in fees to those who run our financial system—the investment firms, banks and pension plans. The money comes from our bank accounts, our pensions, our borrowing, and often we aren’t told that the money has been taken. These billions may be justified if the finance industry does a good job, but the authors of What They Do With Your Money argue that it too often fails us.

Prize-winning authors Jon Lukomnik, Stephen Davis, and David Pitt-Watson sit down with us to discuss the role of corporate governance in curtailing the misalignments in the financial industry, the continuing phenomenon of “short-termism,” and commonsense solutions to get the system as a whole to fulfill its purpose.

Who should attend: Board members of public companies, CEOs, CFOs, general counsels, corporate secretaries, chief investor relations officers, chief investment officers, and asset managers and other financial services industry professionals

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Jon Lukomnik

Jon Lukomnik
Executive Director
Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi)

Jon Lukomnik serves as Executive Director of the Investor Responsibility Center Institute and as Managing Director of Sinclair Capital, a consultancy to institutional investors. He is a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB.

Mr. Lukomnik is the former investment advisor for N...Full Bio

Stephen M. Davis, Ph.D.

Stephen M. Davis, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Senior Fellow
Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors

Stephen Davis, Ph.D. is associate director of the Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors, and a senior fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution. From 2007-2012 he was e...Full Bio

David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson
Executive Fellow of Finance
London Business School

David Pitt-Watson is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of responsible investment and business practice. Until the end of 2012, he was Chair of Hermes Focus Funds, and a former board member of Hermes Fund Managers. As co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of the Focus Funds a...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
ESG Center Fellow

Douglas (Doug) Chia is president of Soundboard Governance LLC, fellow at the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. 

Chia previously served as executive director of the ESG Center. Before joining The Conference Board, C...Full Bio

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