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Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock

Faculty Scholarship

This chapter of the Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance examines the role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the role of regulation in encouraging institutional investors to become active stewards. I approach these topics through asking what lessons we can draw from the U.S. experience for the E.U.’s 2014 proposed amendments to the Shareholder Rights Directive.

I begin by defining the institutional investor category, and summarizing the growth of institutional investors’ equity holdings over time. I then briefly survey how institutional investors themselves are governed and how they organize share voting. This leads me ...


Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed 2015 University of Saskatchewan

Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed

Leo- Paul Dana

A current challenge taxi-cab owner/operators face in Canada is the lack of financing for taxi-cabs. This article examines business opportunities and lending risk; it also provides risk management strategies for financial institutions to manage the risk of lending to the taxi-cab industry. Members of the boards of directors and shareholders from the Canadian taxi-cab industry, and lenders from financial institutions that do not provide financing to taxi-cab owner/operators, were interviewed. Board members and shareholders were asked about their perceptions regarding business opportunity, risk, and their willingness to provide collateral for taxi-cab loans. Lenders of financial institutions were asked ...


Determining Your Total Net Worth, Denver Burke 2014 SelectedWorks

Determining Your Total Net Worth, Denver Burke

Denver Burke

No abstract provided.


4th And 205: How A Rush Of Global Comments Blocked The Sec’S First Attempted Punt Of Attorney-Client Privilege Under Sarbanes-Oxley, John Paul Lucci 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

4th And 205: How A Rush Of Global Comments Blocked The Sec’S First Attempted Punt Of Attorney-Client Privilege Under Sarbanes-Oxley, John Paul Lucci

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Closer Look At The Impact Of Quantitative Easing On The Capital Markets: Garch Analysis Of The Exchange Traded Funds Market, Nicholas R. Duafala 2014 Hood College

A Closer Look At The Impact Of Quantitative Easing On The Capital Markets: Garch Analysis Of The Exchange Traded Funds Market, Nicholas R. Duafala

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper analyzes the effects of quantitative easing (QE) on the capital markets by modeling exchange traded funds (ETFs) returns using a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) methodology. The results show that the 10-Year Treasury yields are significant in the returns of some sectors of the economy more so than others, and the Federal Funds Futures trading volume is significant in all ETFs return volatility. The implications of these results not only provide information about the reaction of the ETF market and QE, but also provide insight for developing investment strategies.


New Student Investment Club Launches, Bridget M. lyons 2014 Sacred Heart University

New Student Investment Club Launches, Bridget M. Lyons

Bridget Lyons

Sacred Heart University has launched a new extracurricular student venture where return on investment IS the return on investment! The mission of the SHU Student Investment Club will be to engage students—under the watchful guidance of faculty and professional financial advisers—to make prudent financial investments aimed at enriching the University’s endowment while teaching valuable skills and providing practical hands-on experiences.


Understanding The Specialized Language Of Retirement Plans, Emily G. Brown JD, Jeanne Medeiros JD 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Understanding The Specialized Language Of Retirement Plans, Emily G. Brown Jd, Jeanne Medeiros Jd

Pension Action Center Publications

Whether you are a participant in a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan, the realm of pension benefits can be tricky and confusing to navigate. Some of the terminology used might be unfamiliar to the average person. This glossary of common terms associated with retirement plans is meant to serve as a helpful resource for plan participants.


Understanding The Differences Between Defined Benefit Pension And Defined Contribution, Emily G. Brown JD, Jeanne Medeiros JD 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Understanding The Differences Between Defined Benefit Pension And Defined Contribution, Emily G. Brown Jd, Jeanne Medeiros Jd

Pension Action Center Publications

In recent years, more and more employers are offering employees defined contribution plans instead of defined benefit plans. Although, there has been a shift away from the defined benefit pension plan, it is important for employees to understand the difference and value of both pension plans.

Each type of pension plan has both advantages and disadvantages. What may appear as an advantage to one person might seem to be a disadvantage to another person. For example, a person who spends all or most of her career with a single employer will have very different concerns from someone who changes jobs ...


Padipoker.Com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, di rosie 2014 AMA Computer Learning Center - Cubao, Quezon City

Padipoker.Com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, Di Rosie

di rosie

Data Peserta Kontes SEO 855Online: NAMA: Yanurizca Kusworo EMAIL: yuditakusworo@gmail.com BANK: BCA 0331859655 a/n Yanurizca Kusworo PADIPOKER.com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia adalah pemimpin dunia dalam game online dan taruhan olahraga dengan lebih dari 450.000 klien di 100 negara di seluruh dunia. Perusahaan ini resmi didirikan di Swedia pada tahun 2006 dan saat ini berlisensi melalui Malta. Betsafe menawarkan beberapa produk dan layanan game yang berbeda, tetapi banyak pelanggan telah menyatakan bahwa Sportsbook nya adalah kepala di antara mereka. Perusahaan mengambil taruhan pada berbagai olahraga, dan taruhan individu dapat dibuat ...


Financial Advice For Professional Sportspeople, John Karaffa 2014 Liberty University

Financial Advice For Professional Sportspeople, John Karaffa

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Theories And Practices Of Islamic Finance And Exchange Laws: Poverty Of Interest, Ahmed E. SOUAIAIA 2014 University of Iowa

Theories And Practices Of Islamic Finance And Exchange Laws: Poverty Of Interest, Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

While Islamic scriptures clearly prohibit profiting from the poor, supposedly sharī'ah-compliant Islamic financial and exchange laws circumvent prohibitions and limitations on ribā, monopolism, debt, and risk while failing to address the fundamental purpose behind the prohibitions—mitigating poverty. This work provides a historical survey of the principles that shape Islamic finance and exchange laws, reviews classical and modern interpretations and practices in the banking and exchange sectors, and suggests a normative model rooted in the interpretation of Islamic sources of law reconstructed from paradigmatic cases. Financial systems that overlook the nexus between poverty and usury harm both the economy ...


Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema 2014 Dordt College

Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema

Faculty Work

Presentation covers opportunities to engage 3rd-12th grade students in hands-on financial and economic materials that meet Iowa's content requirements. This session will introduce you to the Dordt College Center for Economic Education, the services available and free resources available to teachers.


Shu Announces New Master’S In Finance And Investment Management Degree, Kwamie Dunbar 2014 Sacred Heart University

Shu Announces New Master’S In Finance And Investment Management Degree, Kwamie Dunbar

Kwamie Dunbar

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business will be launching a new master’s in finance and investment management degree in the fall of 2015. Kwamie Dunbar, assistant professor of finance, is the interim director of the new program.


The Shadow Banking System In The United States, Bhakti Joshi 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

The Shadow Banking System In The United States, Bhakti Joshi

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

In 2008 the United States suffered a devastating economic collapse. Millions of Americans were unemployed; families lost their homes; and long time businesses were forced to shut down. These events put the United States into an economic depression so deep that the country has yet to fully recover. The crisis was not a natural disaster but varieties of private sector agents such as banks and hedge funds were responsible for its efficient cause. Even though the housing and stock bubbles were generated largely by market forces rather than by government policies, the US government policies and institutions also played a ...


Dynamic Asset Allocation: A Bayesian Approach, Yalan Feng 2014 City University of New York, Graduate Center

Dynamic Asset Allocation: A Bayesian Approach, Yalan Feng

Dissertations and Theses, 2014-Present

The first half of this dissertation consists of two essays addressing dynamic asset allocation problem by exploring time-varying volatility and covariance between different assets.

In the first essay, I propose a time-varying Bayesian approach based on autoregressive models. To allow a parsimonious specification while improving predictive power, I specify a step function that considerably decreases the number of parameters to be estimated. To reduce data dimensionality, I use orthogonal portfolios instead of correlated assets in estimation and forecast. Finally, a Bayesian estimation is applied to dynamically update coefficients and error variance. I combine Bayesian time-varying autoregression with step function restriction ...


Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne 2014 University of New Hampshire

Accounting For Financial Instruments: Difficulties With Fair Value Measurement And Reporting, Lindsey T. Byrne

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Diversification Benefits Of Reit Preferred And Common Stock: New Evidence From A Utility Based Framework, Walter I. Boudry, Jan A. deRoos, Andrey D. Ukhov 2014 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Diversification Benefits Of Reit Preferred And Common Stock: New Evidence From A Utility Based Framework, Walter I. Boudry, Jan A. Deroos, Andrey D. Ukhov

Working Papers

We study the diversification benefits of REIT preferred and common stock using a utility based framework in which investors segment based on risk aversion. Taking the view of a long run investor, we conduct our analysis using data from 1992 to 2012. We examine optimal mean-variance portfolios of investors with different levels of risk aversion given access to different classes of assets and establish two main results. First, REIT preferred and common stock provides significant diversification benefits to investors. REIT common stock helps low risk aversion investors attain portfolios with higher returns, while REIT preferred stock helps high risk aversion ...


Harmonizing Choice-Of-Law Rules For International Insolvency Cases: Virtual Territoriality, Virtual Universalism, And The Problem Of Local Interests, Charles W. Mooney Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Harmonizing Choice-Of-Law Rules For International Insolvency Cases: Virtual Territoriality, Virtual Universalism, And The Problem Of Local Interests, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

This paper explores the potential content and feasibility of a set of harmonized choice of law rules (HICOL Rules) that would apply in insolvency proceedings. It contemplates a main insolvency proceeding opened in a debtor’s center of main interests (“COMI”) and the existence of (or possibility of opening) one or more non-main (or secondary) proceedings. It also contemplates the possibility that an insolvency representative in a main or non-main proceeding may seek and be granted recognition in another state under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (codified as Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S ...


Moneygrams: Recalled Childhood Memories About Money And Adult Money Pathology, Adrian Furnham, Sophie von Stumm, Rebecca Milner 2014 Goldsmiths College London

Moneygrams: Recalled Childhood Memories About Money And Adult Money Pathology, Adrian Furnham, Sophie Von Stumm, Rebecca Milner

Journal of Financial Therapy

In this study 512 adults completed two questionnaires. One questionnaire was devised specifically for this study concerning childhood memories of parental beliefs and behaviours with respect to money (i.e moneygrams)/ The second questionnaire established a measure of “money pathology” (Forman, 1987). The moneygram questionnaire was based on clinical cases and idiographic studies on money pathology. Around a fifth of the items showed significant sex differences. Factor analysis highlighted one clear factor, namely “money secrecy” - which was associated with greater levels of spending money pathology in adulthood. In women, but not in men, higher family money secrecy was significantly associated ...


The Importance Of Executive Effort, Lee Edward Biggerstaff 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Importance Of Executive Effort, Lee Edward Biggerstaff

Doctoral Dissertations

Agency theory stipulates that managerial effort is important to shareholders and costly for managers to provide. Executives may provide sub-optimal levels of effort because shareholders cannot easily observe the day-to-day actions of managers and therefore have difficulties properly monitoring the effort provided by firm management. Researchers also face the challenge of measuring executive effort. In this dissertation, I use an observable measure of leisure consumption to proxy for the effort provided by executives to study the impact of executive effort on firm outcomes.

In the first essay, I focus on Chief Executive Officers (“CEOs”) and the impact of their effort ...


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