Activism Monthly archive

Jun 22, 2022
NIRI 2022: ESG activist shareholder proposals fall flat in proxy season
The chair of NIRI says she has not seen activists leverage ESG as often as traditional shareholder proposals in the 2022 proxy season so far and the ESG proposals that are tabled are rarely passed. IR Magazine caught up with Victoria Sivrais, chair of the US association of IROs and a partner at the strategic communications firm Clermont Partners, during the NIRI 2022 Annual Conference this month. ...
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Jun 09, 2022
Activism in Europe: UK firms more likely to settle, shows new data
With a ‘quiet resurgence’ in shareholder activism campaigns under way in both the UK and continental Europe, new research shows that UK companies are more likely to reach a settlement than their European counterparts. In the UK, research from Insightia shows there has been a 10 percent year-on-year increase in campaigns overall, though this jumps to a massive 400 percent increase among campaigns aimed at UK consumer-defensive companies. ...
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Jun 06, 2022
What impact will the SEC's proposed rules on beneficial ownership have on engagement with activists?
A pair of long-discussed and highly anticipated regulatory changes affecting activist investors and the US companies they target are coming down the pike. But advisers say that rather than creating a fundamental power shift, the reforms are likely to underscore the importance to each side of having effective engagement and a good story to tell. The value of playing well with others is becoming more widely accepted, they say. Back in February, the SEC proposed rule c...
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