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Activist Shareholders

Are Activists Good or Bad for Investors? Author Jeff Gramm on His New Book, Dear Chairman

Nell Minow | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Nell Minow

In the interest of General Motors, you are going to have to stop treating me as a problem and accept me as --A large stockholder --An active board m...

This May Be The Most Destructive Trend In American Capitalism Today

William Budinger | Posted 07.12.2015 | Business
William Budinger

There is growing pressure on public companies to act short-term and distribute their profits to shareholders instead of funding jobs, research, and investments. It is time for the American people to rethink these destructive trends.

Large Shareholders Join Forces With Corporate Directors to Defeat Hedge Fund Locusts

Nell Minow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Nell Minow

Sam Levenson once observed, "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy." The same could be said for a new alliance between groups who have often been at odds: large institutional shareholders and corporate directors.

Eleazar David Melendez

Activist Shareholders Take Aim At Sneaky Corporate Boardroom Practice | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Last year, after being voted out of office by the shareholders who technically pay their salaries, 55 directors at publicly-traded American companies ...

Will 2010 Be the Year We Revive Corporate Democracy?

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Although slightly under the radar, in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to unveil new rules that will recalibrate the balance of power between corporate management and shareholders.