James P. Hawley, Shyam J. Kamath, Andrew T. Williams, "Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis"
English | 2011-04-15 | ISBN: 0812243145 | 352 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
Corporate governance, the internal policies and leadership that guide the actions of corporations, played a major part in the recent global financial crisis. While much blame has been targeted at compensation arrangements that rewarded extreme risk-taking but did not punish failure, the performance of large, supposedly sophisticated institutional investors in this crisis has gone for the most part unexamined. Shareholding organizations, such as pension funds and mutual funds, hold considerable sway over the financial industry from Wall Street to the City of London. Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis exposes the misdeeds and lapses of these institutional investors leading up to the recent economic meltdown.