The former activist investor and ex-president of Institutional Shareholder Services explains why insurgent fund managers no longer must resemble the corporate raider-type character portrayed in 'Wall Street' when considering director contests.
The associate dean for strategic initiatives at Ohio State University talks about his new study on the relationship between big investors and proxy advisers as well as his view that the activist investment movement wouldn’t exist in its current form without the help of proxy advisers.
The co-founder and president of the Center for Political Accountability discusses the growth in support for shareholder proposals urging companies to disclose election-related spending and why companies that don’t disclose these payments face political risk.
Poor governance and issues with executive compensation aren't enough to warrant credible activist involvement on their own, but they can serve as a lever for shareholders that have broader outcomes in mind, says Shane Goodwin, the chief of the Applied Corporate Governance Institute.
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