IPO Roundtripping - Public left holding the bag

The re-emergence of Dell as a Listed Company can only leave a sour taste in the mouth of anyone who supports a Market System that benefits the great majority and not just a few clever financial engineers.
For a long time Pro Governance has argued that it is much to easy to take listed companies 'private' (a misnomer in the case of 'Private Equity' backed deals as PE firms are mostly working with money from Joe Sixpack even if it is allocated by fiduciaries in the money management food chain).
Dell returns to public equity markets

China closes Christian Church - where does SRI/ESG Community stand?

A very topical issue!
And Merry Christmas to all Readers!

Be more pro-active in the New Year and let us know your views!

ESG Investing - more than just a fashion?

The targets of ESG investors are all worthwhile but do not take much courage. Why not also go after excessive executive compensation or nasty political regimes?
ESG groupthink has captured the fund industry

Blackrock suggests improvements to Proxy process

Very thoughtful, but the question remains: how to give the real end-investor the opportunity to influence proxy voting. Should investors - hoders of mutual funds, pension fund beneficiaries etc - be allowed to choose between different proxy advisors (a bit like supporting a political party)? Let us know your opinion on this!
Blackrock comment to SEC