Investor research results

This is the first research study that The NED has conducted with investors on fund governance in five years. It is therefore the first time that we have surveyed investors on governance in the ESG era. We were interested to see if it had had any effect upon their views. We were also interested to know, after a five-year gap, if there had been any change in their views on any of the topics that we asked them about in 2016.

It is often said that investors’ interest in fund governance is inversely correlated to the market. The more the market goes up the less that matters that are dealt with by a fund’s board is of interest to them. Provided everything is ticking along as it should it is thought that many investors do not believe that they need to focus on the fund’s governance.

To read more on this story see the June issue of The NED