Activism’s New Paradigm

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By Gregory Taxin and Betsy Atkins*   Shareholder activism in the U.S. has increased greatly over the past decade, measured not only in scope and the pools of capital dedicated to it but also in sophistication and in the range of tactics employed. There is currently more than $120 billion in dedicated activist funds at work, […] Read more »

Activism’s New Rules

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By Montieth M. Illingworth, president of Montieth & Company   There it was in black and white in none other than The New York Times. Quotes from the CEO of DowDuPont, followed by ones from a line up of shareholders echoing the sentiment, that all is now actually much better for the company. The breakup once […] Read more »

5 SNAFUs To Avoid With Investors

By Diane Harrison, principal of Panegyric Marketing   Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ─Dwight D. Eisenhower A SNAFU is a borrowed term from the military, circa 1941, that refers to a Situation Normal All Fouled Up (except soldiers used a […] Read more »

Think Before You Speak: Creating Maximum Impact

By Diane Harrison, Panegyric Marketing   A t some point in every business, there comes a time when you need to sit down and engage in some introspective planning to create, refresh or fine-tune the marketing message.  Most people who are successful in business are willing to spend whatever time, energy and resources are required […] Read more »

Top Hedge Funds Not Yet Engaged With Social Media For Brand Building

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight When at last the SEC ruled in July that the 80-odd year old ban on general solicitation and advertising of private placements was lifted there was much prognostication on what that could mean for hedge funds. Already 40 Act Funds were being run by hedge fund management […] Read more »