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Corporate Finance Publications

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  1. 16 Truths about Income Inequality

    January 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Short-term thinking has created a corporate culture pushing quarterly numbers over practices that promote solid growth. To combat inequality and its effects, companies must invest in workers, innovation, and long-term projects.

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  1. 20 Truths about Corporate Development: Insights from the 2017 Corporate Development Conference

    November 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporate development has the potential to entirely restructure and revolutionize industries. This can be done by combining things that that already exist in creative ways or by divesting. 


  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.

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  1. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal. 


  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.