Finding the right balance now, and for future generations: the challenges of Aboriginal Trust risk management

PBI’s article in the Journal of Aboriginal Management (JAM)

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Extract

In recent years, many trusts funds have seen their market value significantly drop after the unravelling of global capital markets.  Many trustees of aboriginal endowment and settlement trusts are faced with limited access to additional sources of funding, lower-than-expected investment returns, and increasing demands on spending. These may lead them to reconsider their policies with the challenge of balancing immediate needs with long-term goals. This challenge created a need for adapted risk management solutions: ones that create comprehensive policies and repeatable processes to make decisions that balance the spending, funding and investment objectives and risks.

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