Corporate Finance Publications


  1. 2005 Institutional Investment Report: U.S. and International Trends

    September 2005 | Research Report

    This report covers the most relevant aspects of domestic and international institutional investment trends.


  1. 2007 Institutional Investment Report

    February 2007 | Research Report

    Despite market declines between 2000 and 2002, by 2005 institutional investors had regained much of their lost ground, both in total assets and in equity ownership control in U.S. markets.


  1. 2009 Institutional Investment Report

    October 2009 | Research Report

    The Institutional Investment report, which is released annually in the fall, is the most comprehensive analysis of the asset growth and portfolio composition of institutional investors operating in the United States.


  1. 2010 Institutional Investment Report: Trends in Asset Allocation and Portfolio Composition

    November 2010 | Research Report

    The annual Institutional Investment report provides a comprehensive analysis of the asset growth and portfolio composition of institutional investors operating in the United States.


  1. 2011 Corporate Contributions Report

    November 2011 | Research Report

    This report is based on the 2011 edition of The Conference Board Corporate Contributions Survey, which gathered data on charitable contributions made by U.S.-based companies in FY2010.


  1. Activist Hedge Funds, Golden Leash Special Compensation Arrangements, and Advance Notice Bylaws

    December 2015 | Director Notes

    This report discusses recent cases highlighting activist efforts to replace directors at target companies.


  1. Beyond Costs: Financial and Operational Risks

    June 2005 | Research Report

    This report explores a number of important factors that must be taken into account when initiating offshoring, ranging from a consideration of unexpected setup costs to how to decide on a location.

  2. Big Data Doesn't Mean 'Big Brother' (Implications for CFO)

    May 2015 | Key Business Issues

    We expect to see enhanced competitive advantage for organizations at the leading edge of HCA that excel at using new data sources and tools to optimize human capital.

  3. Business Case for Corporate Investment in ESG Practices

    July 2015 | Director Notes

    This report reviews empirical analyses of the return on investment in environmental, social, and governance initiatives and discusses why the positive correlations found by some academics remain disputed by others.


  1. CFO 2000: The CFO as Global Business Partner

    June 1997 | Research Report

    According to a survey, 75 percent of CFOs believe they should lead
    shareholder-value initiatives. CFOs also expect to spend more time with their
    CEO and business executives on strategic activities.