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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS: IMPLICATIONS FOR LATIN AMERICA

By LAURA T. STARKS

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This paper provides an overview of the role of institutional investors in financial markets and in particular their role in the governance of corporations. The paper presents the theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the consequences of institutional investor trading and ownership on aspects of financial markets such as stock returns, volatility and response to corporate announcements. Also included is evidence concerning corporate governance and institutional investor monitoring. The paper concludes with implications of this evidence for the evolution of financial markets and corporate governance in Latin American.Institutional Investor, Corporate Governance, Latin America, Chile

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