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21 Jul 2017

Latest European activism trends

Come si stanno muovendo gli hedge fund in Europa e Stati Uniti - Formiche, Italy
"During the first semester of 2017, there has been a slight decrease in activism on the main European markets: going from 62 cases to 55," commented Francesco Surace on Formiche, ...

10 Jul 2017

Proxy Advisors: A rigorous monitoring of the Board of Directors

Proxy advisors: un seguimento riguroso de los Consejos - Consejeros, Spain
In a recent chat with the magazine Consejeros, Borja Miranda, Director Morrow Sodali Spain, was asked to comment on board dinamycs and corporate governance matters: "The influence of ...

06 Jul 2017

The Activist who pushed whole foods into the arms of amazon could target these companies next

Ronald Orol - The Street, US
"I would certainly expect to see Jana deploy its profits into a new activist campaign," said Thomas Ball, proxy and M&A managing director at Morrow Sodali when asked about Jana ...

27 Jun 2017

What's Trending In Corporate Governance Today?

Paul De Nicola - PWC, USA
From hedge fund activism to board refreshment, corporate governance is very much front and center in today’s business conversation. Morrow Sodali's chairman, John Wilcox recently ...

22 Jun 2017

No more quiet chats? Australia becomes new frontier for shareholder disruption

The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
"Whereas before it was quite normal for companies to address any potential shareholder activism in Australia behind closed doors, only now is there a real appetite to go public and to ...

17 Jun 2017

Italy, minority shareholders’ weight on the rise

Ubi minor, maior cessat - Milano Finanza, Italy
The weight of minority shareholders’ on Italian listed companies is constantly increasing and this is mostly due to foreign institutional investors. “From 2016 to 2017 there has...

16 Jun 2017

Maria Leftakis on Sky News on shareholder communication and engagement

Sky News - Australia
"At the end of the day, like any situation... you talk about deals, takeover bids, mergers, transactions... it's a risk of deal completion and for the sake of actively engage with your ...

07 Jun 2017

Evaluating board skills

Evaluating board skills - ICSA, The Governance Insitute, UK
"A board skills matrix can be a useful governance tool and is valuable to investors," commented Francesco Surace from Morrow Sodali on ICSA The Governance Institute's magazine. ...

06 Jun 2017

Key factors to consider when designing a successful remuneration policy for the Board

Claves para diseñar con éxito la política retributiva del consejo - Expansion, Spain
“It’s necessary to listen to the market, take the message on board and adapt it to the company’s culture, in order to then reflect this in the remuneration policy,” commented ...

30 May 2017

Italian banks are more and more owned by foreign institutional investors

Grandi banche e popolari: sono i fondi i nuovi padroni - La Repubblica, Italy
"Global investors such as Blackrock, Vanguard, Invesco and others are more and more present among banks' shareholder base which appears to be more widespread than other companies ...