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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 […]


It’s been long understood that asset owners are driving changing behaviours in corporate governance, said Donna Anderson, head of corporate governance in the U.S. equity division at T. Rowe Price Group Inc., speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Plan Sponsor Exchange conference in February. One example, she noted, is the tremendous influence of Japan’s Government […]


Will a company’s expansion of its pension plan increase the likelihood of pension service providers buying up its shares? A new paper, which is set to be published in the Contemporary Accounting Research journal, digs into how a company’s pension fund growth may affect the types of investors it attracts. The paper specifically looks at […]

Are your board members too busy?

The impact of preoccupied independent directors

Strong Governance and Lower Tobin’s Q

During the financial crisis, being good didn't pay for banks.

  • January 31, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 08:14
Why Proxy Access Won’t Help

New SEC rules will have little impact on corporate governance.

Bad Governance? Blame Inefficient Markets

Academic papers discuss the ins and outs of dual-class shares.

  • June 9, 2010 September 13, 2019
  • 09:51
One Share, One Vote

Dual-class shares and the governance discount.