The Financial Pipeline hit a major milestone in 2016, marking 20 years of providing timely and helpful financial stories to help “the rest of us” cut through the clutter. Bob Swan, a vice president at Canso Investment Counsel, was one of the original contributors to the site. He told Financial Pipeline co-editor Malcolm Morrison that the mission of the Financial Pipeline is still the same as it was back in ’96.
BS: It hasn’t changed very much, you know. We’re still trying to create insight that is useful for people. The financial world, right from its infancy, like 300 years ago was always about trying to promote the industry as a font of wisdom and knowledge and a lot of obfuscation went on and trying to make sure the insiders had information that they could use to their advantage and to the disadvantage of the uninformed. So our objective right from the beginning was to cut through that.