About Us

In any significant corporate governance controversy, the de facto “deciders” are the largest institutional investors. This new balance of power sets the policy and research agenda. The Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance was launched in 2016 to address these issues, taking advantage of the concentration of finance, talent, and activity in New York and at New York University. Whatever the issue—activist shareholders, short-term versus long-term investment horizons, compensation, control contests, going private, spinoffs, etc.—the central questions should be “what do the big institutions think?” and “what should the big institutions think?” The institute brings key people together to understand these questions and encourage the development of institutional investors as a responsible force in corporate governance.

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Institute News

Edward Rock named fellow of American College of Governance Counsel
Edward Rock has joined the American College of Governance Counsel, a professional, educational, and honorary association of lawyers widely-recognized for their achievements in the field of governance, as a fellow. Fellows are chosen from the ranks of lawyers who display a high level of professionalism and commitment to the advancement of the governance practice.

 

Upcoming Events

 

“Perspectives on Enforcement: Self-Reporting and Cooperation at the CFTC”

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Co-Hosted by the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance and the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
Furman Hall, Room 900
245 Sullivan Street, New York
6:00 - 7:30 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

On September 25, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance will host a policy speech, Perspectives on Enforcement: Self-Reporting and Cooperation at the CFTC, which will be given by James McDonald, Director of the Division of Enforcement, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This speech will announce a new policy – the CFTC’s new self-reporting/cooperation policy.