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The ECGI Annual Members Meeting 2016 took place on 21 and 22 April 2016 in London, UK. The event comprised of a dinner, AGM, Lecture and Prize-giving ceremony.

Annual Lecture:

The annual lecture was delivered by Professor Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance and Director of Private Equity, London Business School. Professor Cornelli’s lecture, entitled “Are CEO’s Fired for Bad Luck?”, debated the accountability of senior corporate management and whether they always deserve the consequences of unfortunate events that may lead to their demise.

2016 Working Paper Prize-giving:

The Standard Life Investments Finance Prize was won by Professor Karl Lins, Professor Henri Servaes (both of London Business School), and Professor Ane Tamayo (London School of Economics) for:

Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis (ECGI Finance Working Paper No. 446/2015) 

The Allen & Overy Law Prize was won by Professor Holger Spamann (Harvard University) for:

Monetary Liability for Breach of the Duty of Care? (ECGI Law Working Paper No. 300/2015)


21 April - Day 1

Annual Members Dinner - British Academy

22 April - Day 2

Annual General Meeting - LSE


Francesca Cornelli

Professor of Finance and Director of Private Equity
London Business School
Fellow, Research Member

Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Fellow, Research Member

Henri Servaes

Richard Brealey Professor of Corporate Governance; Professor of Finance
London Business School
Research Member


Elaine McPartlan
European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
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