ECGI Law & Finance Seminar Series
A series of day-long academic seminars where ECGI Research Members present their recent work on corporate governance topics appropriate for an EU-wide audience.  These seminars will take place at the Royal Academy of Belgium (L’Académie royale de Belgique) in Brussels.  Attendance is by invitation only.

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Shareholder Activism
Monday, November 11, 2013
11.00 Welcome  

11.05 Outsourcing Corporate Governance (click here to download paper)
Presented by Tao Li
PhD candidate
Columbia University
11.25 Comment
Jean-Nicolas Caprasse
Managing Director, ISS Europe
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc
François-Régis Benois
Directeur, Division de la Régulation des Sociétés Cotées, AMF
11.45 Q&A
ECGI Research Committee members and other participants

12.05 Why is hedge fund activism pro-cyclical (click here to download paper)
Presented by Professor Mike Burkart
Gösta Olson Professor of Finance
Stockholm School of Economics
and ECGI Fellow
12.25 Comment
Professor Marco Becht
Professor of Finance and Economics
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
and ECGI Fellow
12.35 Q&A
ECGI Research Committee members and other participants

13.00 Lunch  

14.00 Returns to International Hedge Fund Activism (click here to download paper)
Professor Julian Franks
Professor of Finance
London Business School
and ECGI Fellow
Professor Joseph McCahery
Professor of International Economic Law and Professor of Financial Market Regulation
Tilburg University Faculty of Law and Tilburg Law and Economics Center
and ECGI Research Associate

14.40 Policy debate
Presenters, commentators and audience
16.00 End