10:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

Corporate Governance and Long-Term, “Patient” Capital

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Not long ago, many American investors held that innovation took time to develop and that capital needed to be “patient” to realize a reasonable rate of return. Today, the converse is true: there is now great emphasis put on short-term monetary returns and the need for immediate gratification on capital investments.

On March 14, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a discussion exploring how “impatient” capital can harm the economy by reducing incentives for innovation and shortening the time horizon for business managers. A panel of experts examined how policy and regulatory mechanisms should be structured to incentivize the business sector to refocus on longer-term time horizons and “patient” business practices.

After the program, panelists took questions from the audience. Participants followed the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag: #PatientCap.