The 21st Century Berle & Means Corporation: A Revolution in Retail Investing

07/9/2021 09:30 am 07/9/2021 10:30 am Australia/Melbourne The 21st Century Berle & Means Corporation: A Revolution in Retail Investing

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During the 20th Century, Berle & Means outlined the then predominant view of corporate governance framework that conceived of shareholders as widely diffused & disinterested.

Since that time, a number of developments in corporate investment have challenged this view of shareholders and the corporate governance implications that follow. In particular, the rise of institutional investors has caused a re-evaluation of corporate governance to accommodate a more co-ordinated and centralised form of shareholder power.

However, more recently, technological innovation and a change in generational perception in investment has facilitated the emergence of individual retail investors as a powerful force in corporate governance. This panel explores these developments from a number of different perspectives, including the recent GameStop investment rally, developments in equity crowdfunding and a general shift in investment perspective of millennials and Generation Z investors.

The panel will consider the following issues:

  1. How will generational characteristics of retail investors redefine the role of retail investors in corporate governance?
  2. How a shift to direct investing in the stock market will affect people’s investment plans and strategies?
  3. What are the main regulatory challenges and corporate governance obstacles associated with a modern approach to retail investment?

Speakers

Jill E. Fisch, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, Penn Law

David H. Webber, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Boston University School of Law @DHWebber1

Christina M. Sautter, Cynthia Felder Fayard, Byron R. Kantrow Professor of Law, and Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, LSU Law School @ProfSautter

Sergio Gramitto, Lecturer, Business Law & Taxation, Monash University @sergioalberto_

Steve Kourabas, Senior Lecturer, and Deputy Director Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Faculty of Law, Monash University @SteveKourabas

Chair and Moderator: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director of CLARS


Event partner

This webinar is a partnership of Monash Centre for Commercial Law And Regulatory Studies and the Banking & Financial Services Law Association.

Event Details

Date:
9 July 2021 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Description

To watch this past event, click play on the video below:

During the 20th Century, Berle & Means outlined the then predominant view of corporate governance framework that conceived of shareholders as widely diffused & disinterested.

Since that time, a number of developments in corporate investment have challenged this view of shareholders and the corporate governance implications that follow. In particular, the rise of institutional investors has caused a re-evaluation of corporate governance to accommodate a more co-ordinated and centralised form of shareholder power.

However, more recently, technological innovation and a change in generational perception in investment has facilitated the emergence of individual retail investors as a powerful force in corporate governance. This panel explores these developments from a number of different perspectives, including the recent GameStop investment rally, developments in equity crowdfunding and a general shift in investment perspective of millennials and Generation Z investors.

The panel will consider the following issues:

  1. How will generational characteristics of retail investors redefine the role of retail investors in corporate governance?
  2. How a shift to direct investing in the stock market will affect people’s investment plans and strategies?
  3. What are the main regulatory challenges and corporate governance obstacles associated with a modern approach to retail investment?

Speakers

Jill E. Fisch, Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, Penn Law

David H. Webber, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, Boston University School of Law @DHWebber1

Christina M. Sautter, Cynthia Felder Fayard, Byron R. Kantrow Professor of Law, and Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law, LSU Law School @ProfSautter

Sergio Gramitto, Lecturer, Business Law & Taxation, Monash University @sergioalberto_

Steve Kourabas, Senior Lecturer, and Deputy Director Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Faculty of Law, Monash University @SteveKourabas

Chair and Moderator: Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair, Monash Law & Director of CLARS


Event partner

This webinar is a partnership of Monash Centre for Commercial Law And Regulatory Studies and the Banking & Financial Services Law Association.


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