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Institutional Investors

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explores the critical role of institutional investors as fiduciaries and in the governance of public companies. These institutions have more frequently encountered agency conflicts as ... More


Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Increased engagement by investors with the companies in which they invest has been a major change in Western economies since the 1980s. Shareholder value provides rationale and incentive for investor ... More


Capital Mobility, Varieties of Institutional Investors, and the Transforming Stability of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Michel Goyer

in Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199206483
eISBN:
9780191709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206483.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The research question of this chapter on corporate governance in France and Germany is two-pronged: to account for their different patterns of evolution, and to assess the implications for their ... More


Foreign Investors and Corporate Governance in Japan 1

Christina Ahmadjian

in Corporate Governance in Japan: Institutional Change and Organizational Diversity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284511
eISBN:
9780191713705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of foreign institutional investors on various aspects of corporate governance and corporate restructuring. Alongside foreign direct investment (FDI) by foreign ... More


The Institutional Role of the Board

Philip Stiles and Bernard Taylor

in Boards at Work: How Directors View their Roles and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258161
eISBN:
9780191718342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258161.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

There is a strong theoretical tradition concerning the role of the board of directors in helping to acquire critical resources and serving as a legitimating function for organisations. The major ... More


1940–1990: The Buy Side

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

While outsider/arm's-length corporate governance became pre-dominant in Britain between 1940 and 1990, as this chapter describes, there were various deterrents to investing in shares (e.g., Britain's ... More


Challenges to Post‐War Managerial Control in the United States

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Beginning in the 1970s, the previously dominant US corporate enterprises faced an intensification of competition in both the mass‐production and high‐technology industries. The nature and gravity of ... More


Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book examines the effective governance, monitoring, and control of corporations and financial markets, drawing on the lessons of history and with a firm focus on the future. The book is divided ... More


Risk Management and Institutional Investors

Gordon L. Clark

in Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557431
eISBN:
9780191721687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557431.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the governance of institutional investors, notably pension and retirement income funds. As most nation-states have abandoned quantitative and qualitative restrictions on ... More


Getting ready

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the preparatory work needed for an initial public offering and explains the roles played by different professionals, including the company going public, the investment bank, and ... More


Corporate Financiers and the SRI Movement

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter explains the rise of the system of finance capitalism, and the SRI movement's attempts to bring some social and environmental accountability to it. It canvasses the various types of ... More


The Ownership Structure of the American Information Sector

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the composition and structure of ownership in the American information sector. There are several forms of non-commercial ownership in the United States. They include direct ... More


Institutional Investors in Germany: Insurance Companies and Investment Funds

Raimond Maurer

in The German Financial System

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Focuses on institutional investors in the German financial markets. Institutional investors are specialised financial intermediaries who collect and manage funds on behalf of small investors towards ... More


Asset allocation

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Institutional portfolios with long-term investment horizons, such as endowments, are best invested in assets capable of generating equity-like returns, including those with private equity and ... More


Epilogue: Challenges to the UK System of Ownership and Control

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

After 1990, activism by traditionally dominant institutional shareholders increased and ‘offensive’ shareholder activism (primarily by hedge funds) and ‘public-to-private’ buyouts carried out by ... More


The Language of Finance

Gordon L. Clark and Dariusz Wójcik

in The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213368
eISBN:
9780191695858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213368.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter argues that the language of finance seems to have come to a dead end. The TMT bubble and the crisis of confidence in corporate governance have conspired to undercut the hegemony of the ... More


Short-term Capital Mobility in France and Germany: Differentiated Empirical Data

Michel Goyer

in Contingent Capital: Short-term Investors and the Evolution of Corporate Governance in France and Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199578085
eISBN:
9780191731051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578085.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Developments in international finance are potentially profoundly disequilibrating. The globalization of capital — FDI and international portfolio investments — has been far more impressive than the ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Christopher Balding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sovereign wealth funds are a dynamic and sizeable force in international finance. There is surprisingly little information about their history, economics, investments, and politics. This book seeks ... More


Global Financial Markets as Standard-Setters

Gordon L. Clark and Dariusz Wójcik

in The Geography of Finance: Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213368
eISBN:
9780191695858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213368.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter builds on Chapter 6 by providing a framework for analysing inter-market stock price arbitrage using Granger tests of causality to determine the interplay between leading and lagging ... More


How Do You Manage That Much Money?

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Though a good problem to have, sovereign wealth funds struggle with how to manage the amount of money entrusted to them. Sovereign wealth funds have competing financial, economic, political, and ... More


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