Conflicts of Interest : Corporate Governance and Financial Markets

Genève, Schulthess ; Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2007

Conflicts of interest arise naturally in all walks of life, particularly in business life. As general and indeed inevitable phenomena, conflicts of interest should not be prohibited but properly managed. This book presents an in-depth analysis of such management in three areas of corporate governance and financial markets where the conflict-of-interest problems are particularly acute : executive compensation, financial analysis, and asset management.

Conflicts of Interest presents the results of a two-year-long research project bringing together academics and practitioners in both law and finance from Europe and the U.S. under the auspices of the Centre for Banking and Financial Law of the University of Geneva. Among the central issues discussed are the following :
– the duty of loyalty
– remedies, such as disclosure, incentives, organizational measures,
– regulation and enforcement, and
– market and considerations.

With its intense focus on the material effects of actual conflicts of interest at the core of modern corporate governance and financial markets, this unique book will inform not only business people, practitioners, and academics, but also legislators, regulators, and all concerned with the far-reaching ramifications of conflict-of-interest management.

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