The Realities of Stewardship for Institutional Owners, Activist Investors and Proxy Advisors

The Realities of Stewardship for Institutional Owners, Activist Investors and Proxy Advisors

  • 03 December 2013
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington DC

The theme of the tenth conference in the series which took place in Washington D.C. at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 was The Realities of Stewardship for Institutional Owners, Activist Investors and Proxy Advisors.  

With Lithuania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington and for sponsorship of the 2013 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

 

Information

Address:
Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington DC
Contact:

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

08:30
- 09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00
- 09:15

Remarks from the EU Presidency

Speakers:
Simonas Šatūnas
09:15
- 09:35

Session 1 - Opening remarks

Speakers:
Mary Jo White
09:35
- 11:25

Session 2 - Activist Shareholders and Shareholder Value: Long Term v. Short Term

Moderator:
11:25
- 11:40

Coffee and tea

11:40
- 12:15

Session 3 - The European perspective

Speakers:
Ugo Bassi
12:15
- 13:30

Lunch

13:30
- 14:00

Session 4 - SEC Commissioner's remarks

Speakers:
Daniel Gallagher
14:00
- 16:00

Session 5 - Proxy Advisors: Do they wield too much influence? Whether and how to regulate - the lessons from Europe

Moderator:
Ira M. Millstein
16:00
- 16:15

Coffee and tea

16:15
- 17:45

Session 6 - Say on Pay: Is it working? How far should it go?

16:15
- 17:45

Briefing

Speakers:
Fabrizio Ferri

Speakers

Geoffrey Aronow
Ugo Bassi
Donna Dabney
Laurent Degabriel
Fabrizio Ferri
Daniel Gallagher
Justice Jack B. Jacobs
Wei Jiang
Ira M. Millstein
Katherine Rabin
Gary Retelny
Mary Jo White
Simonas Šatūnas

Presentations

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Conference Chair

Time:
09:00h
- 09:15h

Speakers

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Welcome

Time:
09:00h
- 09:15h

Speakers

Remarks from the EU Presidency

Simonas Šatūnas
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Remarks from the EU Presidency

Time:
09:00h
- 09:15h

Session 1 - Opening remarks

Mary Jo White
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Session 1 - Opening remarks

Time:
09:15h
- 09:35h

Conference Documents

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Briefings

Time:
09:35h
- 11:25h

Speakers

Wei Jiang

Conference Documents

Session 3 - The European perspective

Ugo Bassi
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Session 3 - The European perspective

Time:
11:40h
- 12:15h

Session 4 - SEC Commissioner's remarks

Daniel Gallagher
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Briefings

Time:
14:00h
- 16:00h

Speakers

Laurent Degabriel

Conference Documents

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Panel

Time:
14:00h
- 16:00h

Speakers

Gary Retelny
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Moderator

Time:
16:15h
- 17:45h

Speakers

Conference Documents

Briefing

Fabrizio Ferri
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Session 7 - Summing up, Assessment and the Way Ahead

Time:
17:45h
- 18:00h

Speakers

Geoffrey Aronow

Panel Discussions

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Session 2 - Activist Shareholders and Shareholder Value: Long Term v. Short Term

Time:
09:35h
- 11:25h

Moderator

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Introduction and Q&A moderator

Time:
11:40h
- 12:15h

Moderator

Session 5 - Proxy Advisors: Do they wield too much influence? Whether and how to regulate - the lessons from Europe

Ira M. Millstein
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Session 5 - Proxy Advisors: Do they wield too much influence? Whether and how to regulate - the lessons from Europe

Time:
14:00h
- 16:00h

Moderator

Ira M. Millstein