Hedge Funds

Working Paper

Costs and Benefits of Financial Conglomerate Affiliation: Evidence from Hedge Funds

This paper explores how affiliation to financial conglomerates affects asset managers’ access to capital, trading behavior, and performance. Focusing on a sample of hedge funds, we find that financial-conglomerate-affiliated hedge funds (FCAHFs)...Read more

Mariassunta Giannetti
14 December 2019

The Agency Costs of Activism: Information Leakage, Thwarted Majorities, and the Public Morality

Few doubt that hedge fund activism has radically changed corporate governance in the United States -- for better or for worse. Proponents see activists as desirable agents of change who intentionally invest in underperforming
companies to...Read more

John Coffee
14 December 2019