Fragmentation and Arbitrage Says Governance Guide
We fail to learn the lessons of experience and continue to sail close to the wind and, according to the Asian Corporate Governance Association’s Jamie Allen, it doesn’t matter how much regulation is imposed, governance will continue to be an issue.
And while enforcement is the often-overlooked element of regulation, Allen says too often the rules themselves aren’t up to scratch. Good rules, well policed are at the very heart of well formed regulation is his message.
Fragmentation rather than globalisation is the issue here – there may well be different expectations, but why should an investor in China have a lower level of protection than an investor in Hong Kong or Melbourne? There’s no really good reason.