About Us

In any significant corporate governance controversy, the de facto “deciders” are the largest institutional investors. This new balance of power sets the policy and research agenda. The Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance was launched in 2016 to address these issues, taking advantage of the concentration of finance, talent, and activity in New York and at New York University. Whatever the issue—activist shareholders, short-term versus long-term investment horizons, compensation, control contests, going private, spinoffs, etc.—the central questions should be “what do the big institutions think?” and “what should the big institutions think?” The Institute gathers the key individuals in academia, government, corporations, asset management, and private practice into conversation with the goal of providing the community with practical answers to address real-world issues. See Annual Report

Upcoming Events

November 7-8, 2023
Corporate Governance Bootcamp
Co-sponsored with the Council of Institutional Investors

Wednesday, December 6
Fall Roundtable- Meme Stocks
Lipton Hall, D'Agostino Hall
By invitation only.

Event Spotlight

In September 2022, in an event co-sponsored with the Program for Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, the ICGF hosted Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco

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Annual Reports

The ICGF compiles a yearly report of all of the events that have taken place at the center. 

2022 ICGF Annual Report

Annual Report 2022 (PDF: 3.7 MB)

2023 ICGF Annual Report

Annual Report 2021 (PDF: 2.5 MB)

2020 ICGF Annual Report

Annual Report 2020 (PDF: 3.3 MB)

2019 ICGF Annual Report

Annual Report 2019 (PDF: 5.8 MB)