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October 18, 2013

Insights From Institutional Investors on Risk and Governance (PWC Survey)


In " Through the investor lens: perspectives on risk & governance," the Investor Resource Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP surveyed investors for their views on what risks most concern them, what they expect of corporate directors, and how they view the current quality of corporate disclosures.

The investors that participated in the survey consisted of a mix of government pension funds, investment or asset managers and a variety of other types of organizations that collectively managed over $2 trillion in assets.

The results of the survey are clear: investors want to know more about the risks that companies have identified, and how they are managing them. The survey also addresses a number of other governance topics, which some investors viewed as intrinsically linked to questions about risk oversight. But for nearly every topic within the survey, investors are looking for more information, not less.

Kayla Gillan, the leader of the Investor Resource Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, published the survey.