University of Texas Law School professor Henry Hu appeared twice recently on the National Public Radio’s Marketplace. On December 10, Professor Hu dealt with national security and interest rate implications of “sovereign wealth funds” now established by foreign governments to acquire large ownership stakes in publicly held companies in the U.S. and other Western countries. On October 18, Professor Hu discussed research that he and colleague Bernard Black have been doing on what they have dubbed “empty voting.” Empty voting and related phenomena, often involving hedge funds, raise disclosure and substantive issues for corporate governance and securities regulation worldwide.
To listen to the segment on sovereign wealth funds and their share acquisitions, please visit: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/12/10/sovereign_funds/
To listen to the segment on hedge funds and their empty voting, please visit: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/10/18/empty_voting/
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