ECCE has started and completed a number of research projects in the context of corporate governance and shareholder activism. Institutional investors increasingly scrutinize the corporate governance quality of the companies they invest in. In the past decade, these investors have also intensified their right to vote on annual shareholder meetings. Some investors even go one step further by engaging, directly or indirectly, with company management on governance and related issues. ECCE has the ambition to help understand these new developments better, thereby contributing to both the academic literature and the global investor community.
Good examples are papers on the proxy voting process, the filing of class action lawsuits, the effectiveness of engagement between investors and companies, the determination of executive compensation, the relation between leverage and corporate governance, and the market for corporate directors and committee members.
ECCE Research Affiliate
Arian Borgers obtained his doctorate from Tilburg University. Subsequently, he worked at the Finance department of Maastricht University as a researcher. Arian currently works as an Investment Manager at Philips Pension Fund. His main responsibility is monitoring the investment portfolio. He remains active in academia as a research affiliate at ECCE. His main...More about this author
ECCE Research Fellow
Kees Koedijk is professor Financial Management at Tilburg University, and dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Kees Koedijk is an expert in financial economics and financial institutions. His research focuses on Macro and International Finance, Portfolio Management and Socially Responsible Investment, Risk Tolerance and Emotion. Sustainability is...More about this author