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Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law. The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and key financial centers. These events generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues dealmakers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations.

Shareholder Roundtable: Incentives For Activist Board Nominees

DECEMBER 5, 2013 / NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Hosted by:  TIAA-CREF, Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State, and the Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law.

The issue of incentives provided by activist shareholders to entice prospective board members in proxy contests has generated a great deal of attention recently.  Many institutional investors have expressed interest in better understanding the motivations behind such incentives, and in determining if and how such incentives can be structured to ensure that they are in the best interests of all shareholders.

TIAA-CREF, Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State, and the Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law are therefore sponsoring a shareholder roundtable which will focus on incentives for activist board nominees.  While a limited number of academics and advisers will be on hand to help introduce topics and guide the discussion, the goal of this event is to provide a forum for actual dedicated investors to weigh in on the issues and lay out the guidelines they expect activist investors to follow.  Discussion segments will include:

Introductory Remarks – Steven M. Davidoff, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Fiduciary Duty Considerations in Director Incentives – Topic will be introduced for group discussion by Professor Larry Hamermesh, Widener Law School and Professor Robert Jackson, Columbia Law School

Motivations Behind Director Incentives and Feedback – Topic will be introduced for group discussion by Charles Penner, JANA Partners LLC

Aligning Director Compensation with Performance for Shareholders – Topic will be introduced for group discussion by E. Mark Gressle, Board Advisory LLC and Stephen F. O’Byrne, Shareholder Value Advisors

This event will take place at the New York office of TIAA-CREF Financial Services:

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Program:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TIAA-CREF
730 Third Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets)
New York, NY 10017

If you have any questions about the Roundtable, please contact Stephen L. Brown at SLBrown@tiaa-cref.org or +1 (212) 916-6930.

 

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