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    2. Arca Capital Urges AmTrust Shareholders to Vote Against Go-Private Plan

      Arca Capital Urges AmTrust Shareholders to Vote Against Go-Private Plan
      (Reuters) - Arca Capital, one of the largest shareholders in AmTrust Financial, on Wednesday urged other investors to vote against the U.S. insurers plans to go private, citing absurdly low valuation of $13.50 per share. The Czech-based investment company follows activist investor Carl Icahn in opposing the proposed privatization transaction...
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    3. Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks

      Activist Investors May Use New Tax Law to Push for Big Stock Buybacks
      Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital succeeded last year in getting two directors installed onto the board of Benchmark Electronics Inc. ( BHE ) as part of a campaign targeting reforms to the company's working capital management and capital allocation plans. Afterwards, the company installed a new CEO . Its share price has mostly been on an upward trajectory since, trading recently around $30 a share...
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    4. Shareholder Activism -- Will 2018 Follow 2017's Footsteps?

      Shareholder Activism -- Will 2018 Follow 2017's Footsteps?
      His fields of expertise include corporations, securities regulation and corporate governance . Elson has written extensively on the subject of boards of directors. He is a frequent contributor on corporate governance issues to various scholarly and popular publications. He is also Vice Chairman of the ABA...
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    5. U.S. Boardrooms are Changing, 2017 Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index Finds

      U.S. Boardrooms are Changing, 2017 Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index Finds
      U.S. Boardrooms are Changing, 2017 Spencer Stuart U.S. Board Index Finds Number of new independent directors up 15% from the previous year News provided by 10:39 ET Share this article NEW YORK , Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SP 500 boards appointed 397 new independent directors in the 2017 proxy year, the highest number since 2004, and for the first time, just over half (50.1%) of the new ...
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    6. Why Passive Investing Increases Corporate Governance and Activism

      Why Passive Investing Increases Corporate Governance and Activism
      Since the 2008 financial crisis, market participants have acted increasingly on the realization that indexing strategies are superior to investing in individual stocks or actively managed funds. This has led to an explosion in so-called passive investment strategies, resulting in more concentrated power for the major investment institutions. The numbers certainly dont lie. Between 2008 and 2015, investors moved $1 trillion into passively managed funds...
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    1. In the U.S., the shareholder activism trend is at its apex.
      In Fearing Activist Investors, C-Suites Get Proactive
    2. I believe that the kind of shareholder activism that Icahn Enterprises practices has been extremely successful because we seek to bring true corporate democracy to the companies we are involved with through exercising our rights as shareholders to hold chief executives accountable and change unproductive management that needs to be changed.
      Carl Icahn in Carl Icahn Attacks Companies That Protect 'Unfit' Chief Executives
    3. If you want to ignite a heated discussion, just bring up the topic of shareholder activism.
      In Activism at Public Companies Erodes Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, but also Results in Younger, More Independent Boards