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Shareholder Activism:Contested Situations~Proxy Fights, PR Wars,Activist Defense

This event is organized by the Stanford Rock Center.


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This is the last of a three part series entitled:

SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM:How It Began and How It's Reshaping Today's Investing Landscape



Come and hear an an overview of shareholder activism in a three part series, beginning with the history and an overview of the key players in the space; continuing with a behind-the-scenes look at non-contentious shareholder engagement and how it is impacting companies and the market; and ending with an overview of proxy fights, PR wars and activist defense.


Mason Morfit, a partner at Value Act Capital and one of the most successful shareholderactivists in the US, and Abe Friedman, former Global Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment for BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, will share insights from their experience in the trenches engaging every day with management teams and boards on behalf of investors.


In addition, they will offer insights on activism globally, how activism in the US is changing and what that means for corporate America in the next decade.


5:30 pm Reception

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session


Monday, April 30: Contested Situations: Proxy Fights, PR wars and activist defense

Stanford Law School, Room 190



You must RSVP with the Stanford Rock Center to reserve a spot:



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