Argüden Governance Academy Foundation


Key Findings:

At a global level:

1. Recent financial crises have elevated the importance of good governance.

2. Specific corporate governance-related reforms could make countries more attractive investment destinations. Emerging market investors believe that better firmlevel governance can make up for country weaknesses in corporate governance.

For emerging market fund investment decisions

3. Corporate governance is a critical factor in emerging market investment decisions.

4. Investors are willing to pay a premium for better-governed emerging market firms.

Company specific:

5. Investors often do not invest in emerging market companies with poor governance.

6. Lack of transparency is a red flag for emerging market investors.

7. Board independence is a low-level concern for emerging market investors.

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