Shareholders Monthly archive

Feb 13, 2020
Fed updates rule on activists taking stakes in banks
On January 30, the Fed finalized a rule that relaxes requirements to allow activist investors to take larger ownership interests in banks and maintain greater board representation without triggering control under federal banking law. Control is a critical concept as investors controlling banks are subject to extensive Fed oversight and stricter regulation.   The Fed’s rule provides greater clarity to investors by outlining the types of non-controlling s...
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Feb 04, 2020
Inside IBM’s year-round engagement efforts
For IBM, shareholder engagement is nothing new. Evan Barth, senior counsel at the company, says that when he joined IBM in 2008, there was already a robust proxy season engagement plan in place – long before the term ‘shareholder engagement’ was mainstream. In March, once the proxy statement has been filed, IBM’s in-season engagement efforts kick in. In 2019 the firm engaged with more than 100 institutional investors, representing more than 70 percent of the...
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