OFFICE:FMA DEVEX Explainer: For SMEs, access to finance isn't the problem. Lending is.
OFFICE:FMA Series on Impact Investing Featured by ImpactAlpha
Few people like talking — or reading — about regulation. It's boring.
While frequently mind numbing, if ignored, regulation can often lay waste to the best-laid plans, especially when it comes to accessing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. As it stands, there are two regulatory challenges that are causing major headwinds for SME lending and capital formation: Basel III regulatory capital requirements and Know Your Client guidelines, which has severely impacted correspondent banking.
OFFICE:FMA's Christina Stanton: Abolish the U.S. EPA? Parochial Interests versus the Common Good.
In early June, a three part series by OFFICE:FMA Partners Andrew Haimes and Steve Zausner was featured by ImpactAlpha. All three parts of the series are presented below, while the original series can be found here,
Risks to a Happy and Healthy 2017 - Written for the Council on Foundations' 2017 Trendspotting Series
The relationship between the U.S. federal government and our state governments is clearly of interest these days, particularly with Congressmen like Matt Gaetz of Florida calling for the abolishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
OFFICE:FMA’s Steve Zausner in SSIR: "A Good Deal for Social Good."
Over the years, we have learned two solid lessons about investing. The first: "know your downside, and the upside will take care of itself," which is why we tend to focus on risks. Thus the title.
I once had a venture capitalist tell me he’s a “value investor—just like Warren Buffett.” I thought it funny. Buffet—the Sage—tends to like companies with lots of tangible assets that can be bought for less than book value. This gentleman had just given close to a million dollars to a firm whose worldly possessions were four Macbooks and a couple of thousand lines of code. Upon further investigation, however, I learned what he meant: Like Buffet, he likes a good deal.