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26 July, 2018 | ()

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How did shareholder activism come about? What can executives learn from the origins of this movement? What are activist ‘"triggers," and how should a company handle an activist if one comes knocking? 

In this webcast, hedge fund manager Jeff Gramm will discuss his book, which provides compelling perspective on how a public company truly works—and who is in charge.

 

 

 

Insights from this webcast:

  • Anecdotes from some of the first and most prominent shareholder activist actions, drawing on the original letters from shareholders such as Ross Perot, Warren Buffett, and Carl Icahn;
  • How we got to where we are today with shareholder activism;
  • What trends we are seeing in shareholder activism today; and
  • What can executives do to prepare for activists

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the public company/shareholder relationship, and the lessons that managers, investors, and board members alike can take from this history.

Who Should Attend: C-suite executives; Public and private company board members; CFOs; CLOs; General Counsel; Corporate Secretaries; Governance Professionals; Institutional investors 

Speakers

Jeff Gramm

Jeff Gramm
Founder, Managing Partner
Bandera Partners

Jeff Gramm manages a hedge fund, Bandera Partners, and teaches value investing at Columbia Business School. 

His book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Financial Times. It has been p...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
Leader, ESG Center
The Conference Board

Douglas (Doug) Chia is executive director of the ESG Center for The Conference Board. Chia previously served as assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for Johnson & Johnson. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, he served as assistant general counsel, corporate for Tyco Internation...Full Bio

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