Activism

Georgeson’s 2020 Annual Corporate Governance Review
The world has changed a lot recently, yet one thing has become clear – as companies adapt and become more resilient, the role of corporate governance and understanding your investors has never been more critical. To stay ahead of rapid change, you need a keen awareness of your top institutional investors’ priorities and the most important trending topics that emerge during the proxy season. Georgeson’s 2020 Annual...Read more
Apr 29, 2020
Shareholder Activism report
The IR Magazine Shareholder Activism report is an examination of the experiences of and views toward shareholder activism of three key stakeholder: IROs, the buy-side community and sell-side analysts. Findings in this report are based on data from the IR Magazine Global IR Survey 2019 and the IR Magazine Global Investor Survey 2019, both conducted in the latter half of the year. By downloading this...Read more
Shareholder engagement in an age of activism
Is an activist investor targeting your company right now? An activist investor could show up unexpectedly, but by then they will have had time to prepare their strategy and approach. You need to prepare now if you want your company to have an advantage if or when that happens. Activist scenarios can be costly, distracting and damaging, whether they end in a settlement or a proxy fight. Corporate secretaries and...Read more
Looking Back, and Planning Ahead: Insights for the 2018 Proxy Season
As we move forward in 2018, it is important to reflect on the significant trends that defined the 2017 proxy season and draw lessons from the data and our collective experience. This report from MacKenzie Partners is intended to serve not only as a stand-alone educational tool, but the continuation of a conversation between boards and their respective advisors as they prepare for the 2018 season. Please complete the...Read more
How Companies Can Use Digital and Social Media to Fend off Activists
As the 2017 proxy season looms, recent precedent and enhanced compliance clarity is empowering public companies to consider a new set of innovative digital and social media strategies when addressing activist investor campaigns. In this article, we outline some of the top digital and social tactics companies are now incorporating into their activist defense mix. With the landscape shifting, we expect these tactics...Read more
Leveraging Institutional Shareholder Relationships to Reduce Activism Risk
“Leveraging Institutional Shareholder Relationships to Reduce Activism Risk” discusses how companies can reduce their vulnerability to activism by partnering with their institutional shareholders. The white paper focuses on the following areas: • Relationships between institutions and activists – a changing landscape • Why institutions and activists work together, and why they don’t • How institutional investors can...Read more
Nov 26, 2015
Responding to activism: A blueprint for IR
A guide for investor relations teams that want to understand how activists think and prepare their company for engagement. This special report is sponsored by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions. The contents include: Who are activists targeting? How to think like an activist How to conduct a vulnerability assessment Tips for media relations What happens when an activist joins the board Q&A with an activist – Greg Taxin...Read more
Jul 02, 2014
Investor activism – what are activists looking for?
This report from Ipreo offers statistics and analysis on whether factors commonly believed to be magnets for shareholder activism still hold true. Update your understanding of this important issue by reading this resource today. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper. We need this information so that we can make...Read more
Mar 27, 2014
Director/shareholder meetings can be a strong defense against activism
In this age of increased activism, more companies are sending directors to meet with influential shareholders during proxy season, but what about the rest of the year? Download this article from Dix & Eaton for tips on making shareholder engagement an ongoing strategy. Please complete the form below with the information requested. Once you have filled in the form, you will receive or be taken to the white paper...Read more
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