Jonathan Ponder conducts corporate-governance research at MSCI, where he covers numerous sectors in the Americas, including energy, health care and materials. Prior to joining MSCI, he provided strategic support for North American activist investors and issuers engaging in proxy contests, in addition to corporate-governance advisory services. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with a double major in earth sciences and economics, from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.
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Articles by Jonathan Ponder
Equities Ownership: Concentration on the Rise?7 mins read Blog | Jul 11, 2022 |
Controlled companies accounted for nearly 46% of all constituents of the MSCI ACWI Index, as of Feb. 1, 2022, a 44% increase from 2015 levels. What does growing concentration mean for minority shareholders?
Ownership and Control 2022: Global Equities Concentration on the RiseResearch Report | Jul 11, 2022 |
Concentration in equities ownership soared from 2015 to 2022. Meanwhile, the percentage of index constituents that were widely held declined from 41% to just 23%. This trend could result in a loss of influence for minority shareholders.