Shareholder activism in Asia has reached a record high and shows no signs of slowing down as western investors dive into a once-untapped market and domestic investors use western tactics to gain a voice at long-entrenched companies. Asian companies, which have typically resisted listening to shareholder activist ideas, are changing their tune. Japan has become a greenfield for western activists seeking new opportunities abroad, while the Japanese market has also provided a home for some domestic investors to enact change. As a result, management teams and boards are being forced to listen.
Corporate Governance Japan 2020 explores the barriers for activists operating in Japan. Senior journalists from The Deal, the leading U.S. news source on activism, M&A and changes in corporate control, will be joined by the most respected investors and corporate executives to examine the types of governance initiatives, assessments, engagement programs and communication strategies companies should institute in readiness for when an activist comes calling.
Panelist: John Trammell, Managing Director, Global Strategic Initiatives, Symphony Financial Partners
Speaker: Jin Song Montesano, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Chief People Officer, LIXIL Group Corporation
Panelist: Ken Hokugo, Director, Hedge Fund Investments; Director, Corporate Governance, Pension Fund Association
Panelist: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Columbia Business School’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Panelist: Stefan Charette, Founder and CEO, Athanase Industrial Partners
Panelist: Cas Sydorowitz, Global Head of Activism, Georgeson
Speaker: Tsuyoshi Maruki, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Capital Inc.
Panelist: Domenic Brancati, Chief Executive Officer, UK/Europe, Georgeson
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The Corporate Governance conference attracts senior executives, board members and investors from a variety of sectors. Attendees will walk away with smart strategies, actionable tactics and connections to the people shaping the future of shareholder engagement.
Sponsorship: Jenney Smith E: [email protected] P: 212-224-3026
Register/Press: Nicole Harris E: [email protected] P: 212-224-3040
Speakers: Eric Salvarezza E: [email protected] P: 631-664-1311