Corporate Governance and Investment Management

The Promises and Limitations of the New Financial Economy

Roger M. Barker,

Corporate Governance and Investment Management: The Promises and Limitations of the New Financial Economy
 
 
Shareholder engagement with publicly listed companies is often seen as a key means to monitor corporate malpractices. In this book, the authors examine the corporate governance roles of key institutional investors in UK corporate equity, including pension funds, insurance companies, collective investment funds, hedge and private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds. They argue that institutions’ corporate governance roles are an instrument ultimately shaped by private interests and market forces, as well as law and regulatory obligations, and that policy-makers should not readily make assumptions regarding their effectiveness, or theiralignment with public interest or social good.


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