Bernard Sharfman is a Senior Corporate Governance Fellow at RealClearFoundation.
Sep 18, 2020
ESG Investing Has No Place in Portfolios
In two recently proposed rules, Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments and Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights, the Department of Labor (DOL) has...
Jun 18, 2020
Amid Pandemic, a Misguided Focus on Stakeholders
Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, and Martin Lipton, a named partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, are major players in corporate governance. Therefore, when...
May 22, 2020
BlackRock's Activism vs. Fiduciary Duties
In Larry Fink’s (CEO of BlackRock) most recent letter to CEOs, A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance, Fink lays out a strategy for how BlackRock will use its considerable...
May 19, 2020
Why Blackrock's Stakeholder Approach Won't Work
The more times I read Larry Fink’s (CEO of BlackRock) most recent letter to CEOs, A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance, the more concerned I become. As I now understand the...
May 12, 2020
BlackRock, Larry Fink, and Shareholder Empowerment
In a somewhat roundabout way, I would like to make the argument that Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, is creating a new form of shareholder empowerment. Unfortunately, I do not find...
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