News & Events
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Carl Icahn is preparing for a second board battle at gene-sequencing company Illumina after shareholders elected his candidate, Andrew Teno, to the company’s board and ousted the chairman, John Thompson, in May. Icahn then successfully pushed out former CEO Frances DeSouza in June.
AQTION, a subsidiary of SquareWell Partners, published its inaugural study – ‘Stewardship in AQTION’ – which details how the world’s largest 65 asset managers and owners steward their portfolio companies and how they incorporate extra-financial considerations into their investment decision-making processes.
Activist investors are expected to launch more and bolder campaigns for change among European companies in the year ahead, advisers told Reuters, after a record number in 2023.
Large asset managers no longer hesitate to support activist campaigns, which still remain mainly led by hedge funds
Thirteen large-cap companies named as key firms for activism attacks
SquareWell Partners, together with White & Case, hosted an event in Tokyo to discuss active stewardship in Japan
SquareWell representatives attended the UN PRI in Person event in Tokyo, Japan
SquareWell celebrates its fifth anniversary with the launch of AQTION to enable all publicly-listed companies to access an intuitive tool to better manage their relationships with institutional investors.
New report reveals money managers’ focus on proxy voting, stewardship and ESG – and what these trends mean for investor relations
Dissident investors have responded to market turbulence and rising inflation in the U.K. market by pushing for greater cash returns for shareholders.
The first proxy season after a key US rule change was expected to rock the shareholder activism world.