Stewardship and Collateral
13 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Date Written: May 17, 2017
Recent case law has confirmed that investors in indirectly held securities are not recognised as shareholders or bondholders, and are thus disenfranchised. This cuts across calls for greater investor activism. Further, the post-crisis emphasis on financial market collateral promotes operational changes running counter to enfranchisement and activism. The suggested solution is to recognise two categories of holding, namely traditional securities and collateral depositary receipts.
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