Corporate governance

Corporate governance, value creation and growth

 

   

Institutional Investors as Owners: Who are they and what do they do? 

3 December 2013

This paper provides a framework for analysing ownership engagement by institutional investors. It argues that the general term “institutional investor” in itself doesn’t say very much about the quality or degree of ownership engagement. It is therefore an evasive “shorthand” for policy discussions about ownership engagement. The reason is that there are large differences in ownership engagement between different categories of institutional investors. There are also differences in ownership engagement within the same category of institutional investors such as hedge funds, investment funds, etc. These differences arise from the fact that the degree of ownership engagement is determined by a number of different features and choices that together make up the institutional investor’s “business model”.

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A key policy objective of corporate governance is to make sure that the financial sector can serve the needs of the real economy; that savings are available and effectively channeled to corporations that need capital for innovation, job creation and growth. Corporate governance is therefore an integral part of any policy for economic development and social progress. Today, however, the relevance of existing approaches to corporate governance are challenged by fundamental developments in financial markets and corporate practices. These changes include an increase in financial intermediation, the appearance of new instruments like exchange traded funds, larger private pools of capital, shifts in global wealth and a growing importance of human capital and intangible assets in individual firms.


The Corporate Governance, Value Creation and Growth Initiative was launched in 2013 by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee. This initiative addresses how better corporate governance policies can support corporate access to capital, value creation and economic growth. The work is carried out in close co-operation with policymakers, the business community, investors, academics and other key stakeholders. Special attention is being given to emerging markets. 

 

Meetings

OECD-Assonime meeting on corporate governance, value creation and growth
Rome, 10 June 2013 

Roundtable on Corporate governance, value creation and growth
Istanbul, 1 February 2012

 

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Who Cares? Corporate Governance in Today's Equity Markets, 2013

 

Corporate Governance Working Paper No.10: Making stock markets work to support economic growth

‌Making Stock Markets Work to Support Economic Growth, 2013

 

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Corporate governance, value creation and growth: the bridge between finance and enterprise, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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