Shareholder Activism On The Rise In Europe, Asia

By Chelsea Naso (February 13, 2017, 1:44 PM EST) -- Shareholder activism is picking up steam in Europe and Asia, with both regions drawing more campaigns in 2016 as the investment strategy proves its effectiveness under different cultural and regulatory challenges, experts say.

Europe saw a 35 percent jump in the number of public campaigns lodged by activist investors during 2016, climbing to 97 campaigns from 72 the year prior, according to Activist Insight and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP's latest annual "Activist Investing" report.

Asia clocked a slightly larger increase in public campaigns launched in 2016. The region saw a 48 percent uptick in public campaigns, according to the report....

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