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Issuers exploring ‘other avenues’ of communication in activism defense, advisers say

03 June 2021 Articles

This article, published by IR magazine, discusses how the pandemic forced shareholder activists to pull back from planned campaigns globally to allow companies to focus on survival, however recent market recovery has allowed for targeted activism campaigns to return. It also highlights the changing ways in which companies are using new communication methods such as video-conferencing and social media to engage with their shareholders.

The author uses the Morrow Sodali 2021 Institutional Investor Survey to highlight the factors, after poor financial performance, that would prompt an investor to support an activist campaign, which are poor strategic decisions, weak governance policies and practices and misallocation of capital.

Read the full article here.

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