Hedge Funds

Working Paper

26 January 2018

Unexpected Corporate Outcomes from Hedge Fund Activism in Japan

Hedge fund activism has been identified in the USA as a driver of enduring corporate governance change and market perception. We investigate this claim in an empirical study to see whether activism produced similar results in Japan in...

John Buchanan | Dominic Heesang Chai | Simon Deakin
01 January 2014

Institutional Investor Activism in a Context of Concentrated Ownership and High Private Benefits of Control: the Case of Italy

This is a draft chapter for a forthcoming volume, The Research Handbook on Shareholder Power, edited by Randall Thomas and Jennifer Hill (Cheltenham:Edgar Elgar). This chapter describes the experience with activist institutional...

Massimo Belcredi | Luca Enriques
01 March 2006

Hedge Funds, Insiders, and the Decoupling of Economic and Voting Ownership: Empty Voting and Hidden (Morphable) Ownership

Most U.S. public companies have a single class of voting common shares: voting power is proportional to economic ownership. Linking votes to shares is often thought to be desirable, because, as residual claimants, shareholders have an...

Bernard Black | T. C. Hu
01 September 2006

Hedge Fund Activism, Corporate Governance, and Firm Performance

Using a large hand-collected dataset from 2001 to 2006, we find that activist hedge funds in the U.S. propose strategic, operational, and financial remedies and attain success or partial success in two thirds of the cases. Hedge funds...

Alon Brav | Wei Jiang | Frank Partnoy | Randall Thomas

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