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Beneficial Ownership in the United States

Marco Becht

in The Control of Corporate Europe

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257539
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595905 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257531.003.0011
 Beneficial Ownership in the United States

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This chapter compares the European disclosure standard for significant holdings to similar disclosure standards in the US. The empirical results confirm that there are few significant blocks held in the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ‐listed companies, putting corporate control into the hand of incumbent boards and/or management.

Keywords: beneficial ownership; blockholders; disclosure; United States; voting control

Chapter.  5028 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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