Thursday, September 1, 2011

Activist Investors

Institutional investors must become activist owners if democratic capitalism is to survive.  Robert Monks reads from his September 2011 ICGN keynote speech.  The full text of the speech is available here.

September 1, 2011 in Dodd-Frank , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , shareholder activism , institutional investors  |  1 comment  | 
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Posted by Michael de Tocqueviile on Oct 14, 2011 at 6:28 AM
Dear Robert,

Your speech resonates completly!

We note in Australia more and more superannuation trustees, on an individual basis and some colectively, are using proxy consultants who will negotiate the client\'s governance concerns behind closed doors with an investee company. Not sure how beneficial this is? I think you support the idea that the major investing institutions, given their extensive holdings, employ proxy advisers, do you not?


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