CorpGov, in partnership with Nasdaq, Profile Advisors, Saratoga Proxy Consulting, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Jefferies, and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association hosted a Webinar on Thursday, August 13 at 12pm EST: New SEC Regs and Offseason Tactics
The replay is available HERE
Our panel of experts discussed several timely topics including:
- A potential spike in activism during the fall 2020 “offseason”
- What a new peak in share prices means for activists while the coronavirus pandemic continues
- Various strategies such as consent solicitations activists can employ outside of normal annual meetings
- Pent up demand for activist campaigns into 2021
- Implications of new SEC regulations on proxy advisory firms designed to keep their power in check
- Raising the threshold for ownership disclosures in 13F filings and the impact on issuers and investors
- Lawrence S. Elbaum, Partner and Co-Head of Shareholder Activism, Vinson & Elkins LLP
- Greg Marose, Co-Founder, Profile Advisors
- John Ferguson, Senior Partner, Saratoga Proxy Consulting
- Erika Moore, VP and Deputy General Counsel and Counsel to the Corporate Secretary, Nasdaq, Inc.
- Chris Young, Managing Director and Global Head of Contested Situations, Jefferies Financial Group, Inc.
- John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, CorpGov (Moderator)
Just how influential are proxy advisors? Data from Sentieo show mentions of the words ISS, Glass Lewis, and proxy advisor have soared in corporate earnings calls over the last decade, particularly as passive institutional investors defer to their recommendations on key shareholder votes.