activism, activist, investors

15 April, 2019

The changing face of activism

European companies are increasingly a target of activist investors, but the aggression seen in the past may be softened for a friendlier approach to win results. That’s the news we hear this week...
Citigroup

18 January, 2019

Citi’s information-sharing deal unlikely to spread

The interest of an activist investor in a company often sparks a slew of lurid headlines describing interactions with the board in conflict terms: it’s a “fight” or a “battle”. However, a...
activist investors, investor activism

1 August, 2018

The investor activists are here to stay

The statistics make it plain. Activist investors are having an impact on boardroom decision-making, with increasing regularity. 
Investment, investors, stocks and shares

10 July, 2018

Growth in ranks of activist investors reported for H1 2018

The number of activist investors has increased significantly in the first half of 2018, with 524 making public demands of companies compared with 444 in the first six months of 2017. The number of ...
activist investors, investor activism

25 June, 2018

UK companies face increase in investor activism

The threat of investor activism has increased in the UK over the past year, according to a survey by Alvarez & Marsal (A&M). Its research into the shareholder behaviour of major European re...
Samsonite

25 May, 2018

Activist attacks accounting and governance at Samsonite

Samsonite, the global luggage brand, faces stinging criticism from an activist investor that has accused the company of "questionable accounting" and "poor corporate governance". Blue Orca Capital ...
Shell

16 May, 2018

Investor representative pushes for vote against Shell remuneration

A key shareholder advisory firm has called on investors to vote against Royal Dutch Shell’s 2017 remuneration report, containing details of chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €9m (£7.9m) pay. ...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

18 April, 2018

Legal & General and investment group to ‘vote against’ non-diverse boards

The heat has been put on boards that fail to manage compliance with diversity targets, after key investor representatives issued broadsides against those with too few women in place. Legal & Ge...
Telecom Italia

23 March, 2018

Telecom Italia executives quit, as investor Elliott calls move ‘stalling’

A slew of board members have quit Telecom Italia, including executive chairman and Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine (pictured), in what is seen as an attempt to block activist investor Elliott Adviso...
activist investors, investor activism, shareholders

7 February, 2018

Activist investors: the corporate world’s new fixture

They can strike fear into the hearts of boards. They can force an about-turn in strategy, break up a company, or even clear out long-standing and respected members of a boardroom; activist investors m...