Activist Investors, Hedge Funds and Corporate Governance
Location: Hotel The Grand, Amsterdam
Private equity funds and hedge funds play an increasingly important role in corporate governance and control in Europe and the United States. Hedge fund activism is characterized by funds making a sizeable investment in a publicly listed company and engaging the target firm in taking governance and business decisions that realize value. Surveys show that activist funds in the United States have been remarkably successful in their campaigns against target firms by using the proxy system. Moreover, hedge funds and private equity have had a degree of success in actively shaping the business plans of target firms, encouraging corporate restructurings, mergers, increased leverage, dividend recapitalizations and the replacement of management and board members. This conference will examine the economic and governance effects of private equity and hedge fund strategies in Europe and the United States. There will be a panel discussion on the role of hedge funds and private equity in corporate governance by some of the leading investors, lawyers and regulators in the field.
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