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Alternative Thinking

Responsible Asset Selection: ESG in Portfolio Decisions

We discuss how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations may be incorporated in a portfolio and how they may affect risk and return outcomes.

Journal Article

Accruals and Future Performance: Can It Be Attributed to Risk?

We decompose broad based measures of accruals into firm specific and related firm components.

Journal Article

Fees Paid to Audit Firms, Accrual Choices and Corporate Governance

Research has shown that auditors’ tolerance for aggressive corporate accounting is correlated with the amount of fees the corporate client pays to the auditor for both audit and non-audit services.

Journal Article

Discussion of Consequences of Financial Reporting Failure for Outside Directors

Research by Suraj Srinivasan of the University of Chicago examines the turnover rates of outside directors at companies that restate their results.

Perspective

Killed This but Forgot to Stuff Garlic in its Mouth

Cliff takes issue with a Wall Street Journal editorial that argues not to expense stock options for employees making less than $100,000 a year.

Perspective

I Can't Define Short-Term Silliness but, Like Justice Stewart, I Know It When I See It

We think the media and investors remain too focused on short-term performance. We remind everyone that investment decisions should based on long-term assessments.

Perspective

Shareholder Value Is Undervalued

Some argue that maximizing shareholder value is a bad idea, but we think critics are attacking it for ancillary reasons. When defined properly, we believe maximizing shareholder value can indeed be a very good idea.

Perspective

Virtue Is its Own Reward: Or, One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

We examine negative screening in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, often promoted as virtuous because it avoids “sin stocks” and other assets deemed undesirable. But does it also enhance expected returns?

Podcast

ESG: The Good, the Bad, and the Fuzzy

Is “doing good” good, bad or neutral for an investor’s portfolio? Three experts explain how they approach ESG investing, or the consideration of environmental, social, and governance issues.

Book

Evaluating Financial Reporting Quality

This chapter touches on major themes in financial reporting quality. Many of the techniques described here are used by analysts to make security recommendations and by asset managers in making portfolio allocation decisions.