On the subject of News & Events

Asia getting into line with fund stewardship trend »

B.H. Fraser

October 6th, 2016.


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Asia is lifting its game with the adoption of ESG principles, according to -.-. —— Investor Services, as big pension funds and other institutions are starting to widen their brief to embrace a UK-style “stewardship code”.

Benjie Fraser, UK-based global pensions executive for investor services at -.-. ——, and regular visitor to Australia and Asia, produced a note this month in which he canvassed the growth of responsible investing around the world and also posed some questions about likely future developments.

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Superannuation industry needs to lift its game on ‘fit and proper persons’ test »

B.H. Fraser

December 9th, 2015.


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The governance standards in Australia’s $2 trillion superannuation industry that allow funds to appoint inexperienced trustees to their boards and give bankrupt individuals responsibility for making investment decisions with members’ money must be improved, according to — —— international pensions expert.

“Australia’s super industry has the scale and sophistication to rival its international peers in most areas, but one governance issue where the local sector really needs to lift its game is working out the right way to apply the fit and proper persons test,” — —— global pensions executive Benjie Fraser said.

Announcing: Blackout »

B.H. Fraser

January 22nd, 2014.


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BH Fraser has finished a new work:

TITLE:  Blackout

NUMBER OF ACTORS:  6

SCENE CHANGES:  2

GENRE:  Black comedy

SYNOPSIS:

Act 1

3 characters celebrate their success with a business deal only referred to as ‘4695’.  Outside, anti-capitalist demonstrators gather. There is an office party.  As protestors enter the building, markets crash and ‘4695’ starts behaving erratically.  Joined by two new characters introduced as problem solvers, the group retreat to the panic room.  An interrogation of one of their number follows.

Act 2

A year later calm has returned. 2 of the 5 characters have survived events.  They are joined by a sixth character.  The other characters have gone on sick leave or been retired.   ‘4695’ has made a startlingly recovery.  It is revealed the storming of the building was part of a wider cover up.  The action ends with the statement ‘the system wins – everyone at fault / no-one at fault’.

WHAT DOES THE PLAY SAY ABOUT US NOW? 

The piece offers a take on the challenge for people to behave normally when money and power are at stake.  Blackout is the insider’s response to the Occupy Wall Street movement.  A line on the establishment and their willingness to stop at nothing to keep capitalism afloat.

B.H. Fraser featured in Standpoint Magazine »

B.H. Fraser

February 14th, 2013.


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A Collection of B.H. Fraser’s poems is featured in New Poetry in the March 2013 edition of Standpoint.

Take a look and comment with your thoughts.

Standpoint Magazine New Poems – March 2013

Symposium on Ethics For A More Prosperous World »

B.H. Fraser

October 23rd, 2012.


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dalai-lama

B. H. Fraser with His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

23 October, 2012, London

Poetry Reading at St Magnus The Martyr »

B.H. Fraser

May 17th, 2012.


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Thursday 17th May 2012 at 6:30pm at St Magnus The Martyr, more info

At the reading two poems were set to music by Jason Orringe and sung by the Choir of St Magnus The Martyr:

La Belle Inconnue and Observation

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