Stewardship

Working Paper

01 June 2004

Which Investors Fear Expropriation? Evidence from Investors' Portfolio Choices

Using a data set that provides unprecedented detail on investors' stockholdings, we analyze whether investors take the quality of corporate governance into account when selecting stocks. We find that all categories of investors who...

Mariassunta Giannetti | Andrei Simonov
01 June 2007

Pension Reform, Ownership Structure, and Corporate Governance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Sweden offers a unique natural experiment to analyze the microeconomic effects of institutionalized saving on ownership structure, corporate governance and performance of listed companies. First, the Swedish pension reform...

Mariassunta Giannetti | Luc Laeven
01 May 2007

The Importance of Size in Private Equity: Evidence from a Survey of Limited Partners

Using a comprehensive survey, we show that investors with a larger capital allocation to private equity are more specialized − measured by the degree to which the investor focuses on private equity rather than other classes of...

Laura Bottazzi | Marco Da Rin | Thomas Hellmann
01 February 2016

Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment

Concerned with excessive risk taking, regulators worldwide generally prohibit private pension funds from charging performance-based fees. Instead, the premise underlying the regulation of private pension schemes (and other...

Assaf Hamdani | Eugene Kandel | Yevgeny Mugerman | Yishay Yafeh

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