Yvan Allaire

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)

Chairman

1000 de la Gauchetiere West

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Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W5

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Hedge Funds as Activist Shareholders: Passing Phenomenon or Grave-Diggers of Public Corporations?

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2010
Yvan Allaire and Mihaela E. Firsirotu
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
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Hedge Funds, Empty Votes, Corporate Citizenship, Time-phased voting

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Dual-Class Shares in Canada: Some Modest Proposals

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Dec 2006
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
Downloads 475 (57,965)
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governance, superior voting shares, dual class of shares, controlling shareholders

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Pershing Square, Ackman and CP Rail: A Case of Successful 'Activism'?

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations, 2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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activist hedge fund, corporate governance,activist intervention

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'Activist' Hedge Funds: Creators of Lasting Wealth? What Do the Empirical Studies Really Say?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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hedge funds, activism, bebchuk, lipton, activist investors, value creation, value transfer

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The Case for and Against Activist Hedge Funds

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 03 Jun 2015
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Hedge funds, activism, activist hedge funds, institutional investors

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Giving a Shareholders a Say on Pay: A Measure Leading to Better Governance

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations Position Paper No. 5
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Mar 2010
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Say on Pay, Executive Compensation, Votes on Executive Compensation, Shareholders, Corporate Governance, Board of Directors, Compensation Committee, Compensation Practices, Investors

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The Independence of Board of Directors: A Quest for Legitimacy

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2008
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Inequality and Executive Compensation: Why Thomas Piketty Is Wrong?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP), Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Executive compensation, Thomas Piketty, Inequality, Financial Crisis

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Hedge Fund Activism and Their Long-Term Consequences: Unanswered Questions to Bebchuk, Brav and Jiang

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Sep 2014
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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activism, hedge funds, long term consequences, Bebchuk, Brav and Jiang

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Still Unanswered Questions (and New Ones) to Bebchuk, Brav and Jiang

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Hedge Fund Activism, bebchuk, jiang, brav, board

11.

The Game of 'Activist' Hedge Funds: Cui Bono?

International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 31 December 2015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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shareholder activism; hedge funds; board of directors; corporate governance; value creation; short term

12.

Does Hedge Fund 'Activism' Create Long Term Shareholder Value?

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Corporate Governance, Conference Board of New York, on November 14th, 2014
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 10 Feb 2017
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Hedge Funds, Activism, Create Long Term Shareholder Value

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The Troubling Case of Proxy Advisors: Some Policy Recommendations

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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proxy advisors, governance, institutional investors, fund managers, fiduciary responsibility, Responsibility of Institutional Investors, Canadian Regulators

14.

To Govern in the Interest of the Corporation: What Is the Board's Responsibility to Stakeholders Other than Shareholders?

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Sep 2014
Yvan Allaire and Stephane Rousseau
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Université de Montréal - Faculty of Law
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stakeholders, interest of the corporation, board’s responsibility

15.

Pay for Value: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Executive Compensation

Working Group on Compensation of IGOPP, 2012
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 01 Jun 2012
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Who Should Pick Board Members? Proxy Access by Shareholders to the Director Nomination Process

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 05 Nov 2015
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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proxy access, shareholders, director nomination process, governance, board members, SEC

17.

The Case for Dual-Class of Shares

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Feb 2019
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Dual-Class Shares, Sunset Provisions, Controlling Shareholders, Founding Shareholders, Minority Shareholders, Concentrated Ownership, Governance, Voting Rights, Non-Voting Stocks, Transferability of Control, Coattail

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The Fall of Wall Street: How the Crisis Was Made and How it Could Have Been Avoided

Yvan Allaire and Mihaela E. Firsirotu, BLACK MARKETS AND BUSINESS BLUES, FI Press, 2009
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 29 Nov 2009
Yvan Allaire and Mihaela E. Firsirotu
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
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Financial crisis, regulitations of financial markets, governance

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Good Versus Bad Capitalism: A Call for a Governance Revolution

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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corporate governance, capitalism, fiduciary responsibilities, short-termism in corporate management, activist investors, hedge funds, activist investors

20.

The Value of 'Just Say No': A Response to ISS

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Nov 2014
Yvan Allaire and Francois Dauphin
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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ISS, takeover bid, key investment parameter; risk/return relationship.

21.

On Becoming an Activist Board! Sketch of a Corporate Governance that Creates Value.

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Oct 2013
Yvan Allaire and Mihaela E. Firsirotu
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP) and Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
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A Capitalism of Owners: Policies for a Fair and Sane (Business) World

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Aug 2011
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Board Members are Independent But are They Legitimate and Credible?

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations, Policy Paper No. 10, 2018, ISBN: 978-2-924055-46-5
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jul 2018
Yvan Allaire
Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP)
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Board Members, Independance, Legitimacy, Credibility, Stakeholders, Governance