Campaign Financing Capture Index

The Campaign Financing Capture Index measures the concentration of campaign funding in the 2016 US presidential election.

Published quarterly, the index tracks contributions made by individuals to a candidate’s campaign funds, as well as contributions made to PACs and Super PACs that support each candidate. It ranks the concentration of funding for each candidate with an eye toward predicting how political donations could influence policy decisions under a new president, and when and how big-money political donations shift during the course of the campaign.

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Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index

The Financial Trust Index was created by Professor Paola Sapienza (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and Professor Luigi Zingales (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) as a means to study the changes in trust in the financial industry and its impact on investors’ decisions. It is calculated quarterly on a sample of 1,000 American adults.

The mission of the Financial Trust Index is to monitor the level of trust Americans have in banks, the stock market, mutual funds, and large corporations, and to regularly assess how current events, policy, and government intervention might affect this trust. The initiative is sponsored jointly by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; the survey is administered by Social Science Research Solutions.

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The Market for Financial Advisor Misconduct

The Market for Financial Advisor Misconduct was created by Professor Mark Egan (Harvard Business School), Professor Gregor Matvos (University of Texas Austin, McCombs School of Business), and Professor Amit Seru (Stanford Graduate School of Business) as a way to calculate the incidence of misconduct among financial advisers at the firm, county, and state level.

The incidence of misconduct among financial advisers calculated based on public disclosure data. Disclosures are categorized into twenty-three different categories. Not all disclosures are indicative of wrongdoing. 

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