Shareholder activism: Trends for 2019


Last year showed record levels of shareholder activism across a number of different markets and it seems that all businesses in all industries are now fair game. Regardless of their intentions, the disruptive impact of an activist investor on a company can be enormous. Boards therefore, must regularly review their financial and governance vulnerabilities to minimize their exposure to activists.

Join this evening seminar and networking event for a critical and balanced analysis of shareholder activism from issuers, activists, investors and advisors and discover how you can help your board prepare for a strong activist defence.

Topics include:

  • What’s new for 2019 in the investment landscape?
  • Vulnerabilities that attract activists
  • Steps to follow when you are approached by an activist
  • Understanding the activist mind-set
  • Types of activist situations

Sponsored by:


  • Miranda Craig, Deputy Company Secretary, Legal, Sage
  • Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School
  • Adrienne Monley, Head of Investment Stewardship – Europe, Vanguard
  • Dr. Julia Mundy, Head of Research at the Centre for Governance, Risk & Accountability at the Business School, University of Greenwich
  • David Pitt-Watson, Executive Fellow – Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • David Shammai, Cross Border Director, Corporate Governance, Morrow Sodali

Booking information

This is an invite only event for company secretaries and governance professionals working in large private or listed companies. If you are interested in attending this event, please email

Price: Free

Date: 24 January 2019


  • 5.30 Drinks reception
  • 6.05 Presentation – 'The Effects of Shareholder Activism'
  • 6.20 Panel discussion – 'Activist investors: Best practices, strategies and their impact on the Board'
  • 7.10 Networking

Location:10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Search CGI