Ownership Matters, the corporate governance firm co-founded by Dean Paatsch, has hired Marty Chung to police small Australian companies.

Chung worked with Ownership Matters co-founders Martin Lawrence, Simon Connal and Paatsch at ISS/Risk Metrics.

“It’s the same team getting back together,” says Chung.

He says ISS underwent a “big cultural shift” when MSCI acquired the company.

“A lot of people started leaving ISS as the company became very U.S. centric,” says Chung.

Paatsch says he now has five full-time and three part-time staff.

“I’ll be looking for one more person, probably hired next year,” he says.

The future hire will do thematic research including corporate law and listing rules.

And what does Paatsch do?

“A bit of everything,” he says.

2 comments on “Paatsch hires old colleague for new firm”
  1. Avatar Cheryl Gustitus

    Brett: I read wiith amusement Marty Chung’s quote in your article, “Paatsch hires old colleague for new firm”. Chung says “ISS underwent a “big cultural shift” when MSCI acquired the company. “A lot of people started leaving ISS as the company became very U.S. centric.”

    I guess Marty needs a lesson in world geography. The fact is that MSCI has 19 offices worldwide. As a business unit of MSCI, ISS alone has more than 150 analysts across those offices covering 40,000 companies worldwide. Does that sound like a US-centric company to you?

    Corporate governance is a global business that plays out on a global stage. If you don’t understand that, you can’t possibly offer truly informed advice to your clients.

  2. Avatar Cheryl Gustitus

    Brett: I read wiith amusement Marty Chung’s quote in your article, “Paatsch hires old colleague for new firm”. Chung says “ISS underwent a “big cultural shift” when MSCI acquired the company. “A lot of people started leaving ISS as the company became very U.S. centric.”

    I guess Marty needs a lesson in world geography. The fact is that MSCI has 19 offices worldwide. As a business unit of MSCI, ISS alone has more than 150 analysts across those offices covering 40,000 companies worldwide. Does that sound like a US-centric company to you?

    Corporate governance is a global business that plays out on a global stage. If you don’t understand that, you can’t possibly offer truly informed advice to your clients.

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