In the U.K., the recent growth of shareholder activism has been driven by U.S. insurgent fund managers, but there is no shortage of homegrown activist funds. The traditional tactics of U.S.-based investors might not always be the right approach for the market, but activist managers have learned to adapt. Pension funds, family offices, private equity funds and large asset-managers are all becoming more influential in the boardrooms of public companies, and even large, well performing companies are not safe from a shareholder attack.
Senior management and boards need to be aware of and understand how to proactively position themselves and prepare for engaged shareholders. Is the company up to speed on the latest ESG initiatives? What happens if an activist tries to block a merger or acquisition from closing?
Join senior journalists from The Deal, the leading U.S. news source on activism, mergers, acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control, at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms for an exclusive conference which will examine the current state of shareholder activism, outline best practices and provide vital guidance around the new age of activism in Europe.
Panelist: Till Hufnagel, Partner, Petrus Advisers Ltd.
Panelist: Dr. Giulia Nobili, Member of the Board of Directors, Sterling Strategic Value Fund
Panelist: Cas Sydorowitz, Global Head of Activism, Georgeson
Panelist: Stephen Zelkowicz, Analyst, Wynnefield Capital, Inc.
Panelist: Antonio Curie, Executive Director, Wimmer Family Office
Panelist: Anne-Sophie D'Andlau, Partner, Deputy CEO, CIAM
Panelist: Rishi Varma, SVP & General Counsel, Legal Department, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Panelist: Amy Wilson, Associate Director, Engagement, Hermes Investment Management
Panelist: Gianluca Ferrari, Director, Shareholder Value Management AG
Panelist: Ele Klein, Partner, Co-Chair Global Shareholder Activism Group, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Panelist: Patrick McHugh, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Okapi Partners
Panelist: Liad Meidar, Managing Partner, Gatemore Capital Management
Panelist: Jeffrey Pierce, Managing Partner, Snow Park Capital Partners
Panelist: Raman Bet-Mansour, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
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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