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Investors’ Attention to Corporate Governance

We develop a direct measure of investor scrutiny to assess the extent of governance-related research conducted by 97 mutual fund families in 3,706 companies, over a seven-year period. Our governance measure is based on the number of times each investor accesses each firm’s proxy and proxy-related SEC filings on EDGAR, over the months leading up [...]

By |2018-06-28T12:45:58+00:00June 28th, 2018|ESG, Governance, Investors|0 Comments

Behind the Scenes: The Corporate Governance Preferences of Institutional Investors

We use survey methodology to provide insights into the corporate governance preferences and actions of institutional investors. We focus on the two active choices investors have when they are unhappy with a firm: exit and voice. Guided by theoretical models and previous empirical evidence, we develop survey questions that directly assess institutional investors’ preferences and [...]

By |2016-12-28T15:56:14+00:00December 28th, 2016|ESG, Governance, International, Investors, Risk|0 Comments