Assessing Board of Director Vulnerability, Protecting Against Activist Campaigns and Good Corporate Governance Are Themes at Activist Investor Conference

On January 21 and 22, 2010, DealFlow Media hosted The Activist Investor Conference 2010 in New York City.  Among the key topics discussed during the conference were: what attracts activist investors to certain target companies; how a company can defend itself against an activist campaign; how activist investors assess the vulnerability of a board of directors; defining good corporate governance; and what might cause a passive investor to become – without intending to do so – an activist investor.  This article offers a comprehensive summary of the key points raised and discussed at the conference.

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