Voting

Working Paper

Do Index Funds Monitor?

Passively managed index funds now hold over 25% of U.S. mutual fund and ETF assets. The rise of index investing raises fundamental questions about monitoring and corporate governance. We examine the voice and exit mechanisms and find that...Read more

Davidson Heath
Daniele Macciocchi
Roni Michaely
Matthew C. Ringgenberg
11 December 2019

The Disappearing Taboo of Multiple Voting Shares: Regulatory Responses to the Migration of Chrysler-Fiat

In 2014, the Italian Government broke an old taboo of Italian corporate law, joining the ranks of many different legal systems that allow the issuance of multiple voting shares (MVSs), including the United States. The importance of the reform is...Read more

Marco Ventoruzzo
11 December 2019

Say-on-Dividend

Most listed firms have concentrated ownership structures. However this ownership type is problematic. A clinical analysis reveals that the corporate governance in these firms in terms of liability, voice and exit faces important design problems....Read more

María Gutiérrez Urtiaga
11 December 2019

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