Event Report: The Future of The Firm

Speculation, caution, enthusiasm, prediction, and philosophy: a recent event on "The Future of the Firm" captured all of the aforementioned elements and made for an informed exchange of ideas on the likely impact of technology innovation and industrial change on the concept of the firm...
27 August 2019

Events

Mon 23 September 2019 > Tue 24 September 2019

This conference at King’s College London will bring together standard setters to share experiences and good practices, enhance dialogue, guide scholarship, and shape future stewardship policy through evidence-based recommendations.

Tue 24 September 2019

The conference remembers our late colleague Professor Brigitte Haar who passed away much too early this spring. Brigitte was Professor of Private German, European, and International Business Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt and an ECGI Research Member.

Featured papers

Deal Insurance: Representation & Warranty Insurance in M&A Contracting

Parties to M&A transactions now commonly purchase insurance against breaches of the reps and warranties.  In a forthcoming article, I study Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) in the U.S. market using two empirical methodologies.  First, I survey nearly 100 market participants in...

Author:
Sean Griffith
12 July 2019

Index Funds and Corporate Governance: Let Shareholders be Shareholders

Index funds and indexed ETFs managed by the “Big Three” – BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street – have grown to be the largest investors in the capital markets and have become the presumptive “deciders” of corporate law controversies.   With this prominence has come controversy.  Commentators...

Author:
Marcel Kahan
Edward Rock
07 August 2019

ICO Investors

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become the prevalent source of financing for start-up companies that use blockchain technology, raising more than 30 billion dollars in funding to date. In an initial coin offering, contributors make a financial contribution to a business venture or project and...

Author:
Ruediger Fahlenbrach
Marc Frattaroli
05 August 2019

Working papers

News

Videos

Prof. Vicente Cuñat presents his paper on "Active Owners and Firm Policies" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Oğuzhan Karakaş.

01 August 2019

Prof. Jennifer Hill presents her paper on "Corporate Culture and Liability" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Edward Rock

01 August 2019

Prof. Enrichetta Ravina presents her paper on "Investor Ideology" at the 2019 Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Discussion of the paper is then presented by Prof. Holger Spamann.

31 July 2019

Research Members

The research work that emanates from ECGI is undertaken by leading scholars around the globe. This important network of academics is at the very core of what ECGI does, drawing on the finest minds in academia from all over the world to tackle some of the most important issues that confront business and governments today.
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Research Member
Professor of Finance
University of Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute
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Research Member
Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship & Associate Professor of Finance
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

Patron Members

The ECGI Patron Members provide regular and long-term support for Academic Research through their contributions to the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF). Their philanthropic donations stimulate the production of research studies and other academic work of excellence in corporate governance.

Institutional Members

The Institutional Members of ECGI provide a vital connection between the academic world and the policy and practitioner aspects of corporate governance. These members recognise the importance of evidence-based research in developing their corporate governance policies and seek to continuously improve the standards of corporate governance.