Focusing capital on the long term
What we learned from our debate
Are markets and company boards too focused on the short-term? Are activists a source of long-term value creation or are they short-term asset strippers? How should the weaknesses of corporate governance along the investment chain be addressed? Are public or private markets better at creating value?
These issues were at the heart of a debate we held with Focusing Capital on the Long Term a think tank set up to promote long-term decision-making across businesses and the investment industry.
In this exclusive Q&A, Sir Win Bischoff, Sarah Williamson, Mark Machin, Jessica Ground and Huw van Steenis share perspectives from our debate.