Do independent directors and chairmen matter ? The role of boards of directors in mutual fund governance

@inproceedings{Ferris2006DoID,
  title={Do independent directors and chairmen matter ? The role of boards of directors in mutual fund governance},
  author={Stephen P. Ferris},
  year={2006}
}
  • Stephen P. Ferris
  • Published 2006
Recent scandals involving late trading, market timing, and other trading abuses have prompted the SEC to propose changes in the governance of mutual funds. Among these changes are the requirements for an independent chairman and a board consisting of at least 75% independent directors. Using a large sample of mutual fund families for 2002, we find that neither the probability of a fund scandal nor overall fund performance is related to either chair or board independence. Overall, our results… CONTINUE READING
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