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? 

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