Activist Investor News


Thursday, April 24, 2014

1/2 Day Program May 6 NYC: Counseling the Board During the New Age of Activist Shareholders

City Bar Center for CLE
Counseling the Board of Directors
During the New Age of Activist Shareholders
Tuesday, May 6th 2014    |    8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Register now to attend the half-day CLE program, Counseling the Board of Directors During the New Age of Activist Shareholders. This unique program will focus on various issues and legal considerations that should be considered when providing advice to a public company board that has been confronted by an activist investor.
Join Program Chair, Jared L. Landaw from Barington Capital Group, Keynote Speaker, Myron T. Steele, Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice, and a large panel of leading experts as they discuss:
  • How to Represent a Public Company Confronted by an Activist Investor
  • The Role & Responsibility of the Independent Director
  • The Responsibility of the Board from the Perspective of Activist Hedge
    Funds and Institutional Investors
As an attendee, you will also hear Chris Cernich from Institutional Shareholder Services provide an overview of current trends in shareholder activism. You will also have a front row seat as Peter May, an experienced public company Director and the President of Trian Fund Management, is interviewed.
Reserve Your Spot Today!  You can’t afford to miss this valuable and interactive program on shareholder activism.  For more information, or to view the program agenda, please click here.
This program will not be taped. You will only have the chance to see it - Live!
CLE Credits:  New York and California Credit: 4.0 Professional Practice; New Jersey credit: 4.2 General; Illinois & Pennsylvania credit: 3.5 General
This live program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys.
For any questions or to register by phone with a discount, please call
City Bar Center for

Register Now 
Outside Counsel
Member: $345
Nonmember: $455
In-House Counsel
Member: $95
NonMember: $135
Group, Government, Public Interest Attorneys, Non-Profits, & Student Discount Rates are available!
Call 212-382-6663. 
Program Chair 
Jared L. Landaw
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Barington Capital Group, LP
Keynote Speaker
Myron T. Steele
Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

FREE Weekly Activist Investing Research

Hedge Fund Solutions issues free activist investing research every Monday examining the companies targeted by activists during the previous week.
To subscribe go to   For information about additional activist investing research contact Damien Park

Aaron’s Inc.
Vintage Capital
BJ’s Restaurant
PW Capital; Luxor Capital
BJ’s Restaurant
Clinton Group
Bob Evans
Sandell Asset Management
BioSpecifics Technologies
StonePine Capital
Cliff’s Natural Resources
Casablanca Capital
Digital Ally
Stephen Gans
Darden Restaurants
Starboard Value
Fairmount Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
Harvard Illinois Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
Jefferson Bancorp
Joseph Stilwell
Materion Corporation
GAMCO Investors
Silicon Graphics
Wasatch Funds
Sensient Technologies
FrontFour Capital
UTi Worldwide
P2 Capital

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Shareholder Activism Webinar - March 12, 1PM EST

Save the Date
Shareholder Activism Webinar
March 12, 2014
1:00 PM EST
Dealing with evolving activist investor strategies
Discussion topics include:
  • Review of activist investors' strategies to force fundamental corporate change
  • Golden leashes, boardroom conflicts, and defensive mechanisms
  • Best practices for dealing with hedge fund activists
  • Engaging with investors and proxy advisors
Panelists include:
Hon. Harvey L. Pitt
Former SEC Chairman
CEO and Managing Director

Kalorama Partners, LLC, and Kalorama Legal Services, PLLC

Janet Wright
Vice President, Corporate, Securities & Finance Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Dell Inc.

Zach Oleksiuk, CFA
Head, Americas Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment

Moderated by:
Shirley Westcott
Senior Vice President, Alliance Advisors

For questions, please contact Waheed Hassan, CFA, Managing Director – M&A/Proxy Contest Team

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Conference: The Growth of Activist Investing in Europe

While the majority of activist investor campaigns have historically taken place in the United States, the strategy is growing rapidly in Europe, Australia and even Japan. As forecasts continue to point to a weakening in the European equity markets, US activist investors are starting to eye European companies with more frequency. The mainstream press has extensively covered campaigns against large well-known companies like Dell, Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Yahoo, but much of the recent growth in activist stocks has been in the small-cap sector.   

The Growth of Activist Investing in Europe, taking place June 2 in London, prepares public company management so they understand what may attract an activist to target their company, what to expect if they become the object of an activist campaign, and how to respond.  

Visit or call (631) 664-1311 for information.