Investor Relations (IR) Society Webinar

Opposition on the Rise 01 November 2018 Investor Relations (IR) Society Webinar

One of our partners, Ali Saribas, will be speaking at IR Society’s webinar on Thursday, 8 November, at 12:30 PM (GMT). 

With the number of resolutions at FTSE 350 companies failing to receive 80% shareholder support already passing the 2017 level, together with Freddie Woolfe, Sahul Patel, and Nick Dawson, the panel will discuss emerging themes ranging from board accountability to audit quality for 2019.

You can register for the event here.


Nick Dawson, Managing Director at Proxy Insight

Nick has 20 years’ experience building up and running investor relations and financial information businesses. He founded Proxy Insight with a colleague in 2013 providing comprehensive global proxy voting information to issuers, their advisors and asset owners. Previously Nick ran Capita’s Investor Relations business and before that Corporate Advisory Services (EMEA) for Thomson Reuters after the sale of the Citywatch business by Computershare in 2006.

Freddie Woolfe, Head of Responsible Investment at Merian Global Investors (formally Old Mutual Global Investors)

Freddie joined the company in 2017 at Head of Responsible Investment and Stewardship. Previously he worked at Newton Investment Management where he was a responsible investment analyst for nearly three years and Hermes Equity Ownership Services as associate director, head of UK engagement from 2008. He started his career in 2006 in HSBC’s fraud, risk and security office and studied French and Italian at University College, London.

Sahul Patel, Partner at FIT Remuneration Consultants

Sahul has considerable experience of advising on all aspects of senior executive remuneration strategy, design, implementation, investor consultation and governance. Prior to joining FIT, Sahul was at New Bridge Street where he was the lead adviser to around 25 FTSE 350, SmallCap and AIM listed company Remuneration Committees. Sahul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in their banking and capital markets group and he is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder.


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