The following websites contain useful information regarding securities class actions and corporate governance for institutional investors.
GMI Ratings provides global research coverage of the environmental, social governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. It is also a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Robert A.G. Monks is a widely published expert on corporate governance and serves as a director and co-founder of GMI Ratings. He was the founder of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading corporate governance consulting firm. Mr. Monks also founded Lens Governance Advisors and has been a director of 10 publicly traded companies over the last 50 years.
CalPERS believes good governance leads to better performance and seeks corporate reform to protect investments. The global governance team challenges companies and the status quo, while working closely with regulatory agencies to strengthen financial markets. They also invest with partners that use governance strategies to earn value for their fund by turning around ailing companies.
The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse (SCAC) provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation.
Professor Lucian Bebchuk is the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School. He has been a frequent contributor to policymaking, practice, and public debate in the fields of corporate governance and financial regulation. Professor Bebchuk has appeared in hearings and roundtables before the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Banking Committee, the House of Representatives Committee of Financial Services, and the SEC.
Jesse M. Fried is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Fried's main areas of research are executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy, and venture capital.
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