Archive | January, 2010

European Corporate Governance: Readings & Perspectives

This new reader, edited by Thomas Clarke and Jean-Francois Chanlat offers up one of the first critiques of the subprime financial crisis within a framework that compares Anglo-American governance features with those of Europe. At the heart of the collapse was the growth of the derivatives market that was supposed to hedge against losses. Settlements […]

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ABO? Better Yet, Eliminate Street Name

Chris Kentouris does a good job of explaining Kenneth Altman’s proposal to supplement the system of NOBOs and OBOs now used by banks and brokerages with an “all beneficial owners” (ABO) system. Under this approach, companies who have issued stock to the public would know exactly who their beneficial shareholders are at limited times during […]

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