Friday, January 7, 2011

The Activist Investor Conference: January 27 & 28

In light of a new economic and regulatory backdrop, 2011 is likely to be a pivotal year for shareholder activism. Dodd-Frank, say-on-pay requirements, looming proxy access, and a rising M&A environment are just some of the many factors that--in regards to what we have seen in the past--will set a profoundly new stage for activist investing.

Join top hedge funds, corporate law firms, private equity firms, corporate governance specialists, proxy advisors, as well as the activists themselves in DealFlow Media's The Activist Investor Conference 2011. All stakeholders should attend this conference for exclusive information surrounding shareholder activism. In addition to disclosing strategies and insights, the conference also provides an opportunity for networking among experts in the field. 

  • The Impact of the Frank-Dodd Bill on Corporate Governance
  • Case Studies: Examining Campaigns against Nabors, Abercrombie & Fitch and Dell
  • Closed End Fund Activism
  • International Activism: Investing in Foreign Markets
  • Forward Industries: A Case Study in Small Company Activism 
  • Using Good Corporate Governance to Affect Your Strategy
  • A Review of the Objectives and Tactics of Hedge Fund Activists  
  • Assessing the Vulnerability of a Board of Directors
  • Executive Compensation: How Much is Enough?
  • The Perils of Being a Lone Dissident Board Member
  • The Poison Pill: Examining Successful Corporate Defenses
  • Responding to Investor Activism: Running a Successful Proxy Response Campaign
  • Who Wants to Be an Activist Millionaire?
  • Proxy Fights in Canada: Activism North of the Border
  • Retail Investor Targeting

David Rosewater, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Keith Gottfried, Blank Rome
Janice Hester-Amey, CalSTRS
Richard Swanson, Arnold & Porter
Matt Brusch, National Investor Relations
Jared Landaw, Barington Capital Group
Donna Anderson, T. Rowe Price
Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Qin Tuminelli, Institutional Shareholder Services
Trevor Norwitz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Alon Brav, Duke University, The  Fuqua School of Business
Bruce Goldfarb, Okapi Partners
Arthur Crozier, Innisfree
Warren De Wied, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Jeffrey Shapiro, Lowenstein Sandler
Maureen Wolff, Sharon Merrill Associates
David Robbins, Bingham Mccutchen
Adam Offenhartz, Gibson Dunn
Ray Riley, C.T. Hagberg Associates
Travis Dirks, Rotary Gallop
Riyaz Lalani, Kingsdale Shareholder Services
Artie Regan, Regan & Associates
John Keenan, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Brad Allen, Laurel Hill Advisory Group
Sander Grieve, Fraser Milner Casgrain
Jamie Moser, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Michael Schafler, Fraser Milner Casgrain
Peter Miterko, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Edward Ferris, Hedge Fund Solutions
Jeff Mccutcheon, Board Advisory LLC
Stephen O'Byrne, Shareholder Value Advisors
Phillip Goldberg, Foley & Lardner
Tim Brog, Locksmith Value Advisors
Eric Rosenfeld, Crescendo Partners
Richard Lashley, PL Capital
Rachel Posner, Georgeson
Amy Goodman, Gibson Dunn
Laura Bissell, Okapi Partners
Phillip Goldstein, Bulldog Investors
Sophie L'Helias, L'Helias LLC Strategic Governance Servvice
Grange Johnson, LaGrange Capital Partners
John Grau, InvestorCom
Art Lipson, Western Investment
Dan Plettner, Independent CEF Analyst and Covester Model Manager

Click here for more information and to register

Posted by David Schatz