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How does a rise in passive investing impact corporate governance?

Institutional investors own more than 70 per cent of U.S. public firms and passive funds have seen significant growth, from five per cent of mutual funds in 2000 to more than 30 per cent today, but the jury is still out on what this means for corporate governance. Using a theoretical framework, a new paper […]

Should social security benefits be considered when looking at wealth inequality?

People often discuss the wealth gap between the top one per cent and the rest of the population, but measures of wealth inequality don’t consider social security retirement benefits. A new paper by Sylvain Catherine, an assistant professor of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Max Miller, a PhD candidate in […]