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Trading Ahead Of Investment Policies and Procedures

Posted in Compliance, Fiduciary Liability, Governance, Investment Management, Non-Profits, Risk Management, Trading
In response to a recent request by a reporter, I examined some public documents relating to what appears to be unauthorized trading. As is the situation when only some information is available, it’s hard to tell whether said trades can be characterized as rogue, mistaken or deemed to fall within a broader, albeit ill-communicated, mandate. Should this matter proceed further, obviously… Continue Reading

Fake News, Plagiarism and Business Ethics

Posted in Disclosure and Transparency, Ethics, Investment Management, Non-Profits, Risk Management, Trading
If you are a consumer of factual information, your head is probably spinning from the fast-paced discussions about what constitutes real news versus fake news. Not being a journalist, I’ll leave questions about a reporter’s obligations to the media industry’s standard-setters. That said, I can and do vote with my dollars. If I sense that an article or broadcast reflects shoddy… Continue Reading

Non-Profit Compliance and Size

Posted in Compliance, Non-Profits
I sometimes hear individuals expressing the view that larger tax-exempt organizations are better managed. The thinking is that more resources allow for the payment of bigger salaries, presumably to attract otherwise unattainable talent. The acquisition of expensive technology systems that can track cash flows and any financial limit violations is another cost that smaller entities… Continue Reading