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CFO Insights — Activist shareholders: How will you respond?

Published on: Apr 09, 2015

If it seems that activist investors have had a more visible and powerful presence over the last few years, it’s because they have. And the trend shows no signs of abating.

In the wake of the financial crisis, Dodd-Frank, and Say-on-Pay votes, shareholders have become more assertive in expressing what they want from the companies that they invest in. And for CFOs, this new dynamic between public companies and shareholders presents an evolution in corporate governance that may need to be addressed.

This issue discusses several steps that CFOs can take to prepare their companies to manage increasingly vocal and influential investors.


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