Barriers to Competition through Joint Ownership by Institutional Investors: Study Requested by the ECON Committee

Monographien

Simona Frazzani, Kletia Noti, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jo Seldeslachts, Albert Banal Estaño, Nuria Boot, Carlo Angelici

Brussels: European Parliament, 2020, 110 S.

Abstract

In recent years, the phenomenon of common ownership by institutional investors has sparked considerable debate among scholars about its impact on competition and companies’ corporate governance. This study analyses some specific features of common ownership by institutional investors in the European banking sector. It also examines closely the tension between competition policy and corporate governance tools aimed at enhancing shareholder engagement. This document was provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

Nuria Boot

Doktorandin in der Abteilung Unternehmen und Märkte

Jo Seldeslachts

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Abteilung Unternehmen und Märkte