1. Articles from BILL GEORGE

    1-5 of 5
    1. Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

      Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

      Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Many activist investors have damaged that faith. Through 2014 and 2015, the activist investor movement was picking up steam. Corporate boards were running for cover or capitulating to activist demands before they got into proxy fights. The media heaped adulation on activist investors. Bill Ackman graced the cover of Forbes with the moniker "Baby ...

      Read Full Article
    2. Are Companies Succumbing to Shareholder Pressures?

      Are Companies Succumbing to Shareholder Pressures?

      Are companies and their boards succumbing to short-term pressures from shareholders? That's the concern of Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, the world's largest fund manager with $4 trillion in assets under management. Fink personally wrote to all CEOs in the S&P 500 index last spring to warn them about trying to return money to investors through so-called "shareholder-friendly" steps like ...

      Read Full Article
    3. Activists Seek Short-Term Gain, Not Long-Term Value

      Activists Seek Short-Term Gain, Not Long-Term Value

      Activist investors are making waves in the stock market, but their game has changed. Instead of taking on sluggish, poorly managed businesses, they want to restructure many of the world’s most profitable, best-managed companies. Their targets — PepsiCo, Apple,TargetWhole FoodsProcter & Gamble, Kraft and Dell— represent the gold standard of corporate governance. These companies are run by highly engaged, professional leaders...

      Read Full Article
    1-5 of 5
  1. Categories

    1. BoardProspects Features:

      BoardBlogs, BoardKnowledge, BoardMoves, BoardNews, BoardProspects Announcements, BoardProspects CEO, CEO Blog, In the News, Partner Publications, Question of The Week, Sponsored Content
  2. Topics in the News

    1. (4 articles) Investors
    2. (3 articles) Activist Investors
    3. (3 articles) Board of Directors
    4. (3 articles) Board of Directors
    5. (3 articles) coronavirus
    6. (2 articles) MDC Partners
    7. (2 articles) MDC Partners
    8. (2 articles) Bloomberg
    9. (2 articles) Investors
    10. (2 articles) crisis
    11. (1 articles) Dodd-Frank
    12. (1 articles) Management
    13. (1 articles) Stock Market
    14. (1 articles) Corporate Governance
    15. (1 articles) Twitter
    16. (1 articles) Opinion
    17. (1 articles) acquisition
    18. (1 articles) IPO
  3. Popular Articles

  4. Picture Gallery

    Activists Seek Short-Term Gain, Not Long-Term Value When Activist Investors Aim at Strong Companies Google's Alphabet Move was Brilliant Are Companies Succumbing to Shareholder Pressures? Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster? Zoom Sued by One of its Own Shareholders for Allegedly Covering up its Security Flaws Inside Shareholder Rights Plans Adopted Amid COVID-19 China Streaming Platform iQIYI Accused of Fraud by Activist Investor Wolfpack Chevron Execs Capture Big Pay Raises, CEO Pay is $33 Million F5 Adds Sri Shivananda to its Board of Directors Its Not the Time to Fight Over Poison Pills WeWork Sues SoftBank Over Withdrawal of $3 Billion Tender Offer