Research handbooks in corporate law and governance.
With fifty trillion in worldwide assets, mutual funds and their rapid growth are truly global phenomena, deserving a broad international analysis. Local political economies and legal regimes create different regulatory preferences for the oversight of these funds, and academics, public officials and legal practitioners wishing to understand the global investing environment will require a keen awareness of these international differences. The contributors, leading scholars in the field of investment law from around the world, provide a current legal analysis of funds from a variety of perspectives and use an array of methodologies that consider the large fundamental questions governing the role and regulation of investment funds. This volume also explores the identity and behavior of investors as well as issues surrounding less orthodox funds, such as money market funds, ETFs and private funds. This Handbook will provide legal and financial scholars, academics, lawyers and regulators with a vital tool for working with mutual funds.
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Contents: List of Contributors Introduction Part I The role and regulation of investment funds 1. Why do investment funds have special securities regulation? / John D. Morley 2. The rise and fall of the mutual fund brand / Mercer Bullard 3. Fiduciary contours: perspectives on mutual funds and private funds / Deborah A. DeMott 4. The fiduciary structure of investment management regulation / Arthur B. Laby Part II Identity and behavior of mutual fund investors 5. Who are mutual fund investors? / Alan Palmiter 6. Protecting mutual fund investors: an inevitable eclecticism / Lyman P.Q. Johnson 7. The past and present mutual fund fee litigation under section 36(b) / Quinn Curtis 8. Toward better mutual fund governance / Anita K. Krug 9. Mutual fund compliance: key developments and their implications / James Fanto Part III The broader range of investment fundS 10. Tales from the dark side: money market funds and the shadow banking debate / Jill E. Fisch 11. Exchange-traded funds: neither fish nor fowl / Eric D. Roiter 12. Free funds and retirement savings as public infrastructure / William A. Birdthistle 13. Confluence of mutual and hedge funds / Wulf A. Kaal Part IV International perspectives on investment funds 14. Governance aspects of mutual funds in Ireland / Blainaid Clarke and Mark White 15. Regulating collective retail investment funds in the United Kingdom in the objective of investor protection and some implications / Iris H-Y Chiu 16. The anatomy of European investment fund law / Dirk A. Zetzsche 17. Regulation of mutual funds in Australia / Pamela Hanrahan and Ian Ramsay Index.
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