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Pension Fund Activism: The Double‐Edged Sword

Brad M. Barber

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Many public pension funds engage in activism by using their pooled ownership of stock to affect changes in the corporations they own. The merits of activism depend on (1) the conflicts of interest ... More


Portfolio Managers

Erik Devos, Andrew C. Spieler, and Joseph M. Tenaglia

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the oversight of most funds, the portfolio manager holds the key decision-making power. Often regarded as foundational to the investment process, a few select managers can attract billions of ... More


Churning Bubbles

Franklin Allen and Gary Gorton

in New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844333
eISBN:
9780190258504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844333.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines whether stock prices are determined by fundamentals or whether “bubbles” can exist. After considering a stylized model of a stock market in which there are three traders, the ... More


Socially Responsible Investing

Hunter M. Holzhauer

in Portfolio Theory and Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199829699
eISBN:
9780199979790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829699.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an introduction to the growing field of socially responsible investing (SRI), which has emerged over the last few decades from a fringe investment activity into the mainstream. ... More


Selective Disclosure

William A. Birdthistle

in Empire of the Fund: The Way We Save Now

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199398560
eISBN:
9780199398591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398560.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

No survey of dubious financial behavior could be complete without a discussion of insider trading, and this chapter shows how mutual funds have their equivalent in selective disclosure. Selective ... More


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