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  • About the Author: Charles M. Nathan

    Charles M. Nathan advises Finsbury global clients on M&A, financial transactions, governance, board issues and shareholder matters. Nathan is also a senior fellow at The Conference Board Governanc…

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18 Jul. 2018 | Comments (1)
On Governance: Institutional Investor Engagement: One Size Does Not Fit All
Companies should now consider using engagement models dependent on investor preferences. An ESG-centric paradigm is being challenged by portfolio-mana…

29 Jan. 2018 | Comments (0)
On Governance: ESG Investing Takes on New Meaning for Activist Hedge Funds and Corporate Boards
A focus on organizational, operational and product improvement by activist investors seems a far cry from socially responsible investing. So, it attra…

05 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: Communications challenges for the post activist proxy contest world
Over the past several years, the endgame for activist investor campaigns has increasingly become a consensual settlement of some sort, rather than a p…

25 Aug. 2016 | Comments (0)
“Activists Are Not the Culprit: So Don’t Shoot the Messenger”
By Charles M. Nathan, Senior Advisor, at Finsbury The Conference Board Governance Center has been heavily engaged in the current discussion in the …

15 Dec. 2014 | Comments (0)
M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deals
By Kal Goldberg, Partner, Finsbury and Charles Nathan, Senior Advisor, Finsbury Tax inversion deals are clearly the most talked about M&A deal …

27 Mar. 2014 | Comments (0)
Recommendations from The Conference Board Task Force on Corporate/Investor Engagement

08 Jan. 2014 | Comments (0)
Communications Challenges at the New Frontiers of Corporate Governance Activism
By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury The principal corporate governance campaigns of the past decade have reached a plateau in…

15 Oct. 2013 | Comments (0)
What to Do When an Activist Comes Knocking
By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Activist investors are currently the darlings of the equity markets and the financial med…

21 Jul. 2013 | Comments (0)
The Jamie Dimon Vote: Corporate Governance at the Crossroads
By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury JPMorgan shareholders’ recent rejection of a proposal to split the CEO and Chairman positio…

03 Mar. 2013 | Comments (0)
Debunking Myths About Activist Investors
By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Activist investing has become quite the rage in the equity marketplace. Activist investor…

01 Dec. 2012 | Comments (0)
Myths and Realities of Say on Pay "Engagement"
By Chuck Nathan, Partner and Senior Advisor, RLM Finsbury Corporate America has weathered (with mixed results) two years of annual “Say on Pay” vot…