Barron’s Quotes Bullard on Proxy Voting

Professor Mercer Bullard was quoted in a Barron’s article on voting of proxies by mutual funds, an issue that has received special scrutiny because of the pending private buyout of Dell Inc. He noted the potential conflict for funds that also seek business from the companies whose proxies they are voting, and the incentives for even index funds to be more active shareholders. The article, for subscribers, is here.