Today, officers of pension funds and other large money managers are much more assertive about their shareholders' rights and have become increasingly active in dealing not only with top management, but also with corporate directors. The practices Brancato describes are based on her research for the U.S. Competitive Policy Council, her experience as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors' Blue Ribbon commission, and her work at The Conference Board directing international working groups of corporate executives, global institutional investors and regulators. Best practices are described from her global research as well as her working groups on defining and communicating key measures of corporate performance. Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance describes in detail the best practices being used to measure and enhance firm value while observing the rights of shareholders and managing the risks of dealing with them for the long-term benefit of both companies and investors: Specific topics include: Diluting acrimony; Enhancing communication; Strategies and tactics to increase the wealth of the enterprise.