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13 November, 2014 | (01 hr)

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Companies in the United Kingdom and on the Continent are facing ever more pressing demands—not only from traditional investors, such as pension funds and asset managers, but also from more activist investors, including hedge funds and even sovereign wealth funds. This session explores the key issues of concern to investors and strategies for companies to engage with them.

Key Learning:

  • Key issues likely to come up at AGMs in 2015
  • Various types of investors and their engagement strategies  
  • How different types of investors are likely to view each key issue
  • How companies should respond to investor pressures before and during the AGM season


John C. Wilcox

John C. Wilcox
Morrow Sodali Global LLC

John C. Wilcox is Chairman of Morrow Sodali Global LLC, an international consultancy providing companies and boards of directors with advice and services relating to corporate governance, institutional investor relations, proxy solicitation, shareholder engagement and strategic cross-border trans...Full Bio

David P. Frick

David P. Frick
SVP Corporate Governance & Compliance and Secretary to the Board of Nestlé S.A.
Nestlé S.A.

David P. Frick is SVP Corporate Governance & Compliance and Secretary to the Board  of Nestlé S.A, where he is responsible for Corporate Governance, Compliance and Corporate Services. He also acts as the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Over the past few years he helped Nestl&...Full Bio

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato (Moderator)
Council Director, Corporate Governance
The Conference Board

Dr. Carolyn Kay Brancato has more than 30 years experience in various aspects of corporate governance, corporate finance and regulatory economics. Her work is globally recognized in such fields as: tracking the growth of global institutional investors; how equity market short-termism is dis...Full Bio

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