PROJECTS

“Why Are Fewer Companies Going Public?”

“Why Are Fewer Companies Going Public?”

ECGRF supported this Roundtable focused on the reasons and implications of fewer companies going public. The steep decline in initial public offerings in the U.S. has raised concerns about reduced opportunities for the general public to save for the future.

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Differential Voting Shares

Differential Voting Shares

ECGRF supported this conference jointly organized by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Raymond Ackerman Family Chair in Israeli Corporate Governance, Bar-Ilan University.

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Shareholder Ideology and Stewardship

Shareholder Ideology and Stewardship

This ECGI Roundtable was supported by ECGRF and was hosted by Hermes Investment Management on 25 October 2018. The Roundtable focused on the nature of governance interventions by institutional shareholders. 

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Loyalty Shares

Loyalty Shares

ECGRF supported the Roundtable focused on loyalty shares as a legal solution for encouraging long-term ownership, a concept that is promoted by policy makers, including the European Commission, some institutional investors and issuers. This event was by invitation only. Institutional and Patron members were invited.

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The Future of the Corporation: Law and A.I.

The Future of the Corporation: Law and A.I.

Artificial Intelligence in the law profession was the subject of a discussion hosted by the international law firm Hogan Lovells in Brussels on 20 March 2018. Professor Richard Susskind, a renowned author on the subject, spoke to an audience of lawyers and policymakers about the need to reconsider our conceptual approach to A.I.

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Book Launch – Finance and Investment: The European Case

Book Launch – Finance and Investment: The European Case

ECGRF supported the book launch of: Finance and Investment: The European Case that took place at the Residence Palace, Brussels on 20 March 2018. The event, which is organised in cooperation with the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), is part of a two-year research programme entitled Restarting European Long-Term Investment Finance (RELTIF) organised by Assonime and the CEPR.

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Institutional Investor Activism and Engagement

Institutional Investor Activism and Engagement

ECGRF is supporting this conference Jointly organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), The School of Business Administration, the Hebrew University Jerusalem, the London Business School Center for Corporate Governance, and the Raymond Ackerman Family Chair in Israeli Corporate Governance, Bar-Ilan University.

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JLFA 2017 Annual Conference

JLFA 2017 Annual Conference

ECGRF is supporting the sixth Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) conference. This event is being organized in conjunction with the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

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The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions

The Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions

ECGRF is supporting the Law and Finance of Related Party Transactions. This research project, co-directed by Professor Luca Enriques (University of Oxford, Faculty of Law) and Professor Tobias Tröger (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt) has brought together top legal and finance scholars.

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Corporate governance through voice and exit: Evidence from Standard Life Investments

Corporate governance through voice and exit: Evidence from Standard Life Investments

ECGRF is supporting the Corporate governance through voice and exit: Evidence from Standard Life Investments. This seminar will present first results from an ongoing project based on a unique data set provided by a large UK asset manager, Standard Life Investments (“SLI”). It covers the period 2003 – 2015 and documents SLI’s active ownership as exercised by its fund managers and governance and stewardship (G&S) team.

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Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance Conference

Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance Conference

ECGRF supported the Swedish House of Finance Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance Conference in Stockholm, 9-10 June 2017. This conference examines the many aspects of Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance, including activism, takeovers, competition, and liquidity.

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