Corporate Governance and ESG investing

2019 Academic & Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs

Corporate Governance and ESG investing

  • 22 February 2019
  • Washington DC

The Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia, an ECGI Academic Institutional Member, and the Investment Company Institute (ICI) are hosting the 2019 Academic & Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 in Washington, DC (U.S.A.).  The symposium brings together practitioners, regulators and academics to discuss important issues in asset management and the focus this year is on Corporate Governance and ESG investing.  The program will consist of four invited academic papers (each with a practitioner and an academic discussant), two panel discussions and the lunch keynote speaker will be Bill McNabb, former Chairman and CEO of Vanguard.  Additional details about the conference can be found here: https://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty-research/seminars-conferences/academic-practitioner-symposium/

The conference venue is Darden’s campus in Washington DC in Rosslyn, VA overlooking the Potomac River (with easy access from Reagan National airport and Dulles International airport). 

If you would like to attend the conference, please email Aaron Fernstrom, Director of the Mayo Center, at FernstromA@darden.virginia.edu. Spaces are limited so registration is essential.

Information

Address:
UVA Darden, Sands Family Grounds, Arlington VA
Contact:
Aaron Fernstrom
The Mayo Center

Friday, February 22nd

07:30
- 08:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:30
- 10:40

ESG Paper Discussion – Coordinated Engagements, by Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş, and Xi Li : Session Chair - Christof Stahel

Discussant:
Philipp Krüger
10:40
- 10:50

Break

10:50
- 12:00

ESG Paper Discussion – Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows, by Samuel M. Hartzmark and Abigail B. Sussman : Session Chair- Shelly Antoniewicz

Speakers:
Samuel M. Hartzmark
Discussant:
Eric Pollakov
12:00
- 13:20

CFA Institute Keynote Luncheon: A Conversation with Bill McNabb

Speakers:
Bill McNabb
Discussant:
13:20
- 14:30

Voting Paper Discussion – Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests, by Alon Brav, Wei Jiang and Tao Li : Session Chair - Ting Xu

Speakers:
Discussant:
Kristin Drake
15:30
- 15:50

Break

15:50
- 17:00

Governance Paper Discussion – The Life Cycle of Dual-Class Firms, by Martijn Cremers, Beni Lauterbach and Anete Pajuste : Session Chair - Davide Tomio

Speakers:

Speakers

Presentations

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Welcome

Time:
08:15h
- 08:30h

Speakers

ESG Paper Discussion – Coordinated Engagements, by Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş, and Xi Li : Session Chair - Christof Stahel

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ESG Paper Discussion – Coordinated Engagements, by Elroy Dimson, Oğuzhan Karakaş, and Xi Li : Session Chair - Christof Stahel

Time:
09:30h
- 10:40h

Speakers

Discussants

Philipp Krüger

ESG Paper Discussion – Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows, by Samuel M. Hartzmark and Abigail B. Sussman : Session Chair- Shelly Antoniewicz

Professor
Samuel M. Hartzmark
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ESG Paper Discussion – Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows, by Samuel M. Hartzmark and Abigail B. Sussman : Session Chair- Shelly Antoniewicz

Time:
10:50h
- 12:00h

Speakers

Professor
Samuel M. Hartzmark

Discussants

Eric Pollakov

CFA Institute Keynote Luncheon: A Conversation with Bill McNabb

Bill McNabb
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CFA Institute Keynote Luncheon: A Conversation with Bill McNabb

Time:
12:00h
- 13:20h

Discussants

Voting Paper Discussion – Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests, by Alon Brav, Wei Jiang and Tao Li : Session Chair - Ting Xu

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Voting Paper Discussion – Picking Friends Before Picking (Proxy) Fights: How Mutual Fund Voting Shapes Proxy Contests, by Alon Brav, Wei Jiang and Tao Li : Session Chair - Ting Xu

Time:
13:20h
- 14:30h

Speakers

Discussants

Kristin Drake

Governance Paper Discussion – The Life Cycle of Dual-Class Firms, by Martijn Cremers, Beni Lauterbach and Anete Pajuste : Session Chair - Davide Tomio

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Governance Paper Discussion – The Life Cycle of Dual-Class Firms, by Martijn Cremers, Beni Lauterbach and Anete Pajuste : Session Chair - Davide Tomio

Time:
15:50h
- 17:00h

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Discussants

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Concluding Remarks

Time:
17:00h

Panel Discussions

Panel – Asset Management and Governance: Voting and Voice