5 Trends That Will Shape Shareholder Activism In 2017

By Benjamin Horney (February 7, 2017, 4:49 PM EST) -- Shareholder activism is in the midst of a metamorphosis, and expected developments in 2017 include an increasingly heightened knowledge from both sides about how to best handle activist campaigns and a rising array of investors keen to dip their toes into the world of activism, experts say.

Don't let the lack of headline-grabbing activist campaigns in 2016 fool you; the practice of shareholder activism is here to stay, and its influence in the corporate world is only growing. In fact, in 2016, there were 85 more companies publicly subjected to activist demands than in the previous year, according to a report...

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