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Department of Finance Prof. Dr. Alexander F. Wagner

Corporate governance and communication in financial markets

Investors prefer clear talk by CEOs.

Managerial tone predicts the future, and investors and analysts respond accordingly.

Takeover announcements -- in particular the intangibles talk -- can provide important information regarding the quality of deals

I am the chairman of the Value Reporting Rating for the Annual Reports of Swiss companies.

Firms with better value reporting quality deliver better future operating performance and obtain greater economic value added.

This theoretical paper shows under which conditions proxy advisors improve corporate decisions. Supplementary Appendix with additional results and proofs.