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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Forum on Engagement: Remaking the Investor-Corporate Dialogue for a Post-COVID-19 Era

9 October 2020 - On 24 September, FCLTGlobal hosted the Forum on Engagement, a conversation led by a panel of six investment and investor relations experts, to consider these questions and discuss the implications of shifting engagement practices for long-term value creation.

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Strategy, Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

The Dangers of Buybacks: Mitigating Common Pitfalls

6 October 2020 - Returning capital to shareholders is an important and legitimate goal of many corporations. Buybacks are often an effective way to distribute capital, but care must be taken to mitigate downfalls related to personal gain and enrichment, poor timing, and excess leverage.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Toolkit

Buybacks Playbook

6 October 2020 - In the right circumstances, buybacks can further long-term goals; new tools and guidelines could help evaluate buybacks on their long-term merits.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | In the News

After a record 2019 for activist investors, here’s how companies can protect themselves

1 July 2020 - FCLTGlobal CEO Sarah Williamson joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel to address how activist investors are impacting markets.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Making the Call: The Role of Long-term Institutional Investors in Activism

25 June 2020 - Having a strong investor/corporate dialogue well before an activist campaign arises is the way to encourage companies to proactively improve the drivers of long-term value creation—such as bolstering their governance, honing strategies for growth, and...

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Investor-Corporate Engagement, Governance | Article

Navigating COVID-19: Advice from long-term investors

30 April 2020 - Look after employees, customers, and suppliers; adopt a through-cycle mindset; and communicate transparently. Profits and dividends will come later if you make the right moves now.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Report

Power Play: The Long-term Impact of Multi-class Shares

15 April 2020 - While some companies take a “one share, one vote” approach to shareholder decision-making, others give disproportionate voting rights to founders or choose to offer multiple share classes, each with different voting power.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | In the News

Opinion: Why the suspension of quarterly guidance should last beyond Covid-19

14 April 2020 - With a growing list of companies suspending earnings guidance, FCLT Global CEO Sarah Keohane Williamson explains why quarterly guidance can be problematic.

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Video

Stakeholder Capitalism: Creating Common Standards for Corporate Governance

22 January 2020 - The shift towards stakeholder capitalism calls for a new vision of good environmental, social and corporate governance. What difficult decisions must chief executives take to pivot towards stronger governance by stakeholders?

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Investor-Corporate Engagement | Video

Sarah Williamson on Stakeholder Management

22 January 2020 - From WEF 2020 in Davos, Sarah Williamson stresses the need to focus on all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

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Voting

Investor-Corporate Engagement | Article

Do Shares With Different Voting Structures Perform Differently?

11 April 2019 - When considering going public, private companies often express concern about the perceived short-term fixation of public markets. In response, some choose to stay out of the public markets – to the detriment of our overall economic...

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