Corporate Governance

Embracing Diversity

Do Companies that Embrace Diversity Achieve Improvements in Performance?   For more than a decade, empirical studies, observations, and simple logic have provided support for the argument that corporate boardroom diversity is good for long term corporate performance and shareholder value. Over the past year, however, the social justice movement has brought heightened attention to…Read more

Checklist for Maximizing Securities Class Action Recoveries

Risk Management Questions to Minimize Liabilities and Optimize Your Institution’s Securities Litigation Policies and Procedures   Securities class actions remain an omnipresent part of the investing landscape. They continue to evolve and become more, not less complex. That makes the decision to select an external vendor for any part of the securities class action lifecycle…Read more

Board Diversity: The Time for Change is Now, Will Shareholders Step Up?

Much ink has been spilled, much breath expended, and many hands have been wrung over the last decade on the lack of diversity in corporate boardrooms. That chorus only intensified over the last year as protests over racial inequity poured out into the streets of cities across the country.    While companies continue to make…Read more

Good Corporate Governance Enhances Long Term Pension Fund Returns

Shareholder returns, especially gains that drive benefits to pension fund beneficiaries are realized by making good investments. However, no portfolio can outperform if the underlying investments are comprised of companies that do not prioritize good corporate governance. When left unchecked, corporate insiders sometimes neglect their duties and act in their own best interests, rather than…Read more