Activist investing: a change in tactics
Last year, including share purchases, more than $62bn was deployed by activist investors on their campaigns, double the amount spent in 2016. At the same time, activism is changing. In the US, the number of proxy fights - battles where hedge fund managers seek to install a hand-picked director onto a company board – have fallen to a five year low. So why are campaigns becoming less confrontational?
Visit the Transact hub for more videos: transact.ft.com
More from the FT Transact channel
Discover more content on the topics that inspire, engage and inform the world we live in today at the FT Channels hub.Discover more
FT Channels, a partnership destination that combines impactful and enriching multimedia content to spark curiosity and encourage discovery. Each vertical brings expert insights from the Financial Times and our Partners into the most pressing issues of our time.
FT Transact is a video channel turning the spotlight on the future of capital, exploring what’s driving transactional transformation - from trends in ecommerce, fintech and ESG investing, to the corporate innovators working to build the future of finance. The channel alternates between independent reporting from FT journalists and expert commentary from UBS.