Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Governance by Index: Mutual Fund Involvement in Corporate Governance, video from Faculty Conference 2020

Mutual funds, particularly index funds, increasingly find themselves in a position to influence the governance of the companies in which they invest. Accordingly, campaigners of every sort—from hedge fund activists to advocates for environmental and social causes—now lobby mutual funds for voting support. But how should mutual funds wield their power in corporate governance? This panel will discuss the nature of mutual fund investing, the shift to indexing, its impact on the market, and how mutual funds ought to exercise their influence over the companies in which they invest.

- Moderator: M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago Law School

- Sean J. Griffith, Fordham University School of Law
- Ann M. Lipton, Tulane University Law Schoolv
- Adriana Z. Robertson, University of Toronto Faculty of Law