Highlights of the 2017 Proxy Season

Following a slowdown in activity in 2016 that was driven by volatility in the equity and commodity markets, 2017 promised to be a rebound year for activist activity.

However, the number of activist campaigns was relatively flat.

Could this be viewed as a sign of the decline of shareholder activism? 

Actually, we believe it demonstrates how shareholder activism has evolved from a niche strategy of a limited number of high-profile hedge funds to a widely accepted approach to investing pursued by institutional investors and hedge funds alike. Click to read full report