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10th Mitsui Life Symposium Will Focus on Institutional Investors

5/20/2005 --

Annual conference will feature top international scholars discussing asset management and governance June 3-4.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The 10th Mitsui Life Symposium on Financial Markets, to be held June 3-4 at the Ross School of Business, will focus on "Institutional Investors: Issues in Asset Management and Governance."

Sponsored by the Ross School's Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, the symposium will feature scholars from around the world in a series of panel discussions on the following topics:

  • Board Structure, Mergers and Shareholder Wealth: A Study of the Mutual Fund Industry
  • The Selection and Termination of Investment Managers by Plan Sponsors
  • Do Board Members Pay Attention When Institutional Investors Just Vote No?
  • Monitoring: Which Institutions Matter?
  • Participation Costs and the Sensitivity of Fund Flows to Past Performance
  • Who Loses from Trade? Evidence from Taiwan
  • Change is Good or the Disposition Effect Among Mutual Fund Managers
  • Competition, Incentives and Herding in the Mutual Fund Industry
  • Outsourcing Mutual Fund Management: Firm Boundaries, Incentives and Performance
  • The Economics of Mutual Fund Brokerage: Evidence from the Cross-Section of Investment Channels
  • Madison Avenue Meets Wall Street: Mutual Fund Families, Competition and Advertising
  • Investing in Mutual Funds When Returns Are Predictable

The complete symposium agenda can be found online at:

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847