The Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution (CSFME) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve transparency, reduce risks, support research, and promote sound regulation of financial markets. It does so by conducting data-driven analysis, providing investor education and outreach, and supporting regulatory reviews in otherwise opaque markets. It serves individual and institutional investors, banks, brokers, other financial market participants, academic institutions, and government regulatory agencies.
A paper in the Spring 2013 issue of The Journal of Financial Research by Shane M. Moser, Bonnie F. Van Ness, and Robert A. Van Ness of The University of Mississippi investigates the securities lending market around proxy record dates for evidence of proxy abuse. CSFME provided data for this study as well as comments and feedback on the paper. (Abstract and Full Paper